Human Services Administration Degree Offered by William Woods

Continuing with its mission of offering professions-oriented studies, William Woods University has announced the addition of a bachelor of science degree in human services administration, available both on-campus and through the Graduate and Adult Studies program in Columbia.

The G&AS program will begin with an orientation at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at the William Woods facility in Columbia, located at 3100 Falling Leaf Ct.

Prospective students are encouraged to contact the university’s Graduate and Adult Studies program prior to then, but walk-ins will be accepted. Call 1-800-995-3199 or contact WWU by e-mail at

Jerrie Jacobs-Kenner, assistant professor and director of the university’s social work program, believes this to be good addition to William Woods.

“The university strives to offer a diverse, educational environment that enriches both existing students’ learning experiences and attracts new students to WWU,” she said. “Part of meeting this goal is to ensure that students interested in human services administration can complete their desired course of study at WWU.”

Admission into the Graduate and Adult Studies program requires the completion of 50-60 semester credit hours and at least two years of work experience. The degree-completion program will consist of 48 hours of major-specific courses that include social work, communications, legal studies, business management and finance.

Human services administration is an ideal degree for students desiring to enter careers in philanthropic social service management and leadership, which include public, private and not-for-profit organizations. A few potential career opportunities may be found in government or community mental health, domestic violence, child welfare, drug and alcohol, youth services, community action and hospice or nursing home care agencies.

“The skills and knowledge required to manage agencies that address human and social issues are uniquely different than other sectors of business,” explained Jacobs-Kenner. “This degree targets the unique knowledge base and skill set required for human services administrators.”

More information about WWU’s Graduate and Adult Studies program is available at