Health and Human Services

The new Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Human Services (HHS) was designed with professional preparation and graduate school success in mind.

Our students are interested in meaningful careers right out of college and many go on to pursue additional graduate training.  Students enrolled in this program are interested in public health, social work, child life, health policy and administration, child and family services, addiction and recovery services as well as specialized health care professions including medicine, physician assistant studies, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dentistry, optometry, and second-degree nursing.

Using evidence-based best practices, our graduates can develop, implement, and evaluate programs to help people and groups function more effectively and overcome individual and social challenges.  Students are free to choose between 3 specialized concentrations that best aligns with their personal and professional goals.

What will I Learn?

The overall goals of the Health and Human Services program are to prepare students to:

  • Promote health, wellness, and effective functioning in individual, family, group, community, and organizational settings;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the many determinants of individual and population health including specific risk factors for physical and mental illness, substance use and addiction, poverty and income inequality, attitudes and behaviors, and their impacts on the health and human services delivery system; and
  • Employ appropriate research methods, data analytic techniques, and human subjects protections to enhance our understanding and delivery of effective public health programs and human services.

Visit the University Catalog to learn more about required coursework for the Health and Human Services major. If you are a transfer student, learn more about how your AAS degree can be applied to one of our HHS undergraduate degrees.

General Program Information

Concentration Areas

Students in all 3 concentrations will be grounded in multidisciplinary, ethnical, and state-of-the-art approaches to the delivery of public health intervention, human services, and medical care.  The HHS degree program is rooted in strong academics, innovative research, and active learning through community engagement.

Did you know the UM-Dearborn Health and Human Services department has a partnership with the UM-Ann Arbor School of Social Work?

UM-Dearborn students in the Health and Human Services major with a concentration in Human Services can apply for admission to U-M’s MSW program in their junior year and begin taking courses that double count as undergraduate college-wide elective credits and MSW requirements in their senior year, saving time and money! Learn more about HHS at UM-Dearborn and MSW at UM-Ann Arbor.

Contact Information

CEHHS Office for Student Success
2150 (2nd Floor) Social Sciences Building (SSB)
4901 Evergreen Road Dearborn, MI 48128
[email protected]