Department of Human Services


The Department of Human Services in the College of Education and Human Services offers a variety of paths to career success with graduate and undergraduate degree programs in seven different Counselor Education and Rehabilitation Education concentrations, including undergraduate degrees in Rehabilitation Services and Sign Language Interpreting. American Sign Language courses are also offered. Most of the graduate programs can be completed in 2-3 years with full-time attendance (i.e. 3-4 courses per semester).

Human Services faculty are dedicated to providing students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to perform competently and successfully as Human Service Professionals in a culturally diverse and pluralistic society. A learning environment is fostered which promotes the intellectual, social, and personal development of students through the pursuit of moral and ethical decision making, critical thinking, multiculturalism, scholarly excellence, and actual practice.

Success Stories

Gloria Pappaterra, who majors in political science and sign language at Wright State, is driven by a need to serve others.
The education Joyce Beatty received as a grad student at Wright State helped her to make a difference throughout her distinguished career.

Department News

New health college on the horizon for Wright State University

Wright State will formally announce plans for a new health college at a Kick-Off Celebration Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Student Union Endeavour Room.

Amidst tragedy, Wright State grad student finds a way to give back

Brooke Evans, a school counseling graduate student, passed out homemade dog treats and offered pets and pictures with her dogs to raise funds for the victims of the Dayton mass shooting.

Wright State professor Kevin Lorson honored with top state award for contributions to health education

Kevin Lorson, director of the Physical Education Licensure Program, was recognized for his role in getting a health education standards bill introduced in the Ohio Senate.


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