Majors in Elmira College’s Human Services program may fulfill the requirements for either the General Human Services degree (Option I) or also the Human Services degree with specialization (Option II). Human Service specializations include: Correctional Services and Early Childhood Services. Both options require the completion of the Human Services Practicum, an internship in an occupational setting related to the student's career goals. The Practicum also meets Elmira College's Career Related Field Experience requirement.
Those completing this major are prepared either to pursue careers in social service agencies or to seek graduate study; it is an excellent preparation for seeking a Master’s in Social Work, for example.
The Human Services major is interdisciplinary, including study in such related fields as Psychology, Sociology, and sometimes Criminal Justice. Many of the higher-achieving HMS majors choose to double major.