Community Health and Human Services
Inspiring the health and well-being of the community.
You’re inspired to serve your community. There are individuals and families who
are in need of your help and support that only comes from a caring and knowledgeable
community health worker. For nearly 80 years, Marian has been educating and training
the future professionals who understand the needs of the community and know how
to find solutions.
Inspired to serve, the Community Health and Human Services program at Marian is
all about understanding and trust. We empower our students through a hands-on curriculum
designed to prepare them to for exciting careers as public health workers that build
trusting relationships and offer resources to the greater community. Students in
the program participate in one of two concentrations: Thanatology and Social Welfare.
As a student in the Community Health and Human Services program, you’ll discover
a wide range of areas related to the public health field, including outreach, community
education, social justice, and advocacy, all of which work to serve the diverse
communities across the nation.
Graduates of the Community Health and Human Services program are prepared to go
out and make a real difference in the world. In a field that the United States
Bureau of Labor Statistics projects will grow by 21 percent through the year 2022,
you’ll be prepared to for employment in a variety of health and human services settings,
including housing, children’s services, courts and legal systems, community outreach,
and disability services, as well as prepared for graduate study in social work,
counseling, thanatology, law, and other disciplines.
The Marian Difference
At Marian University, Community Health and Human Services students are instilled
with care and compassion, and are inspired by our founding mission of service and
social justice. With our reputation of building quality community relationships,
our program offers students a hands-on experience through internship opportunities
within local organizations and businesses, many of which may lead to employment