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

Wright State’s College of Health, Education and Human Services will open next fall

The College of Health, Education and Human Services brings together the outstanding faculty, staff and students from Wright State's health-related and education programs.

Wright State women achievers celebrated by Women’s Center during Black History Month

The Women's Center is celebrating Black women doing wonderful things at Wright State.

Two alumni appointed national trustees for Wright State

Ricky Peters '84 received a bachelor's degree in systems engineering, and Brittney C. Whiteside '07, '12 received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling.


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