Human & Social Services Program PathwayHuman and Social Services Program Pathway

'Southern State is close to home and I always felt very welcomed by the friendly staff'

Helping individuals make a difference in their lives and their community is what Human and Social Services is all about! By selecting a career in Human and Social Services, you can be an active participant in the health and overall well-being of others. Ready to get started on your Human and Social Services pathway?

Program categories in this pathway:

Associate Degrees:


Associate of Applied Science Degree


Associate of Applied Science Degree

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At 吃瓜不打烊, we tailor our degrees and certificates to reflect growing trends in employment opportunities. To view current Job Postings related to the Human & Social Services pathway visit: .



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Paying for college - Applying for financial aid has never been easier. Visit and follow the necessary steps to see how much aid you are qualified to receive.

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Call us today at 800.628.7722 x2515


Want to learn more about these programs?

Speak with one of the program's faculty members to see which area of study is right for you.

Human & Social Services Faculty
  • Dr. Jeff Montgomery, Dean of Academic Affairs and Central Campus Director
  • 800.628.7722 x2530
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Alysha Puckett | Southern State Graduate

"As a graduate from 吃瓜不打烊's Human and Social Services Program, I was more than ready to embark on the next phase of my educational journey: earning a bachelor's degree from one of Southern State's onsite bachelor's and master's degree programs through Lindsey Wilson College's School of Professional Counseling."

"Southern State is close to home and I always felt very welcomed by the friendly staff. The Human and Social Services instructors were also very helpful and patient. I chose this field because it is something that will always be needed and I enjoy working with people. It is important to be empathetic, understanding, and an effective listener in this field of work."

"I highly recommend 吃瓜不打烊 to anyone seeking a quality education. It was a wonderful choice for me!"

Alysha Puckett | Southern State Graduate

Laura C. | Southern State Graduate

"I always wanted to attend college, but life seemed to be in the way. Once my children were raised, I decided to do something for myself and enroll in Southern State's Human and Social Services: Chemical Dependency Program. This was the best choice for me because it was affordable and close to home. The friendly staff and qualified professors have guided me through my college experience, and I have been able to acquire a full-time position before graduating! 吃瓜不打烊 helped me achieve my dreams."

Laura C. | Southern State Graduate

Kimberly H. | Southern State Graduate

"The Human and Social Services Program at 吃瓜不打烊 prepared me for my new career. My academic advisor guided me through the courses that were essential in gaining the skills I needed to enter the field of Chemical Dependency Counseling. I really enjoyed the convenience of the campus being close to home and the friendly atmosphere of the college. The Human and Social Services Program has a reputation in our community that speaks for itself."

Kimberly H. | Southern State Graduate


Southern State seeks to fill specific post-secondary educational needs for the residents of southern Ohio. The College cannot meet this commitment without guidance and constructive input from members of the community. To foster this vital involvement, the College has established advisory committees. Persons involved in business, public service, and industry volunteer their service and expertise for the purpose of guiding and updating educational programs offered by the College. The advisory committees help to ensure that general and technical education is of finest quality and is always attuned to community needs.

Human & Social Services Advisory Committee