Human Services Core

Students pursuing the Human Services degree will learn core fundamentals essential to success in numerous fields. Our unique academic model allows for ample room to also explore your emerging interests. Your education may be broad within the Human Services Core or laser focused on one – or more – concentrations.

Human Services Concentrations

  • Behavioral Sciences/Psychology
  • Criminal Process
  • Human Development & Family Studies
Course Content Preview
A small sample of course content within the Human Services Core:

  • Brain & Behavior
  • Correctional Treatment Programs
  • Crisis Intervention
  • History & Systems of Psychology
  • Policing in a Free Society
Internships & Professional Experiences

Your career begins on day one at Mitchell. You’ll learn about the unique strengths only you can bring to your future career. Next, you’ll get a “behind the scenes” look at our area partner organizations and businesses. We continue to layer in skills building, resume crafting, mock interviews, networking, alumni panels and more. Finally, you’ll get opportunities to apply your honed abilities and Human Services learning in the real world by connecting to internships and professional experiences with our regional employers:

Behavioral Sciences/Psychology   

  • The ARC of New London County
  • Child & Family Agency
  • Community Coalition for Children
  • Connecticut Department of Children and Families
  • Vista Life Innovations

Criminal Process

  • Community Solutions, Inc,
  • Connecticut Department of Correction
  • Connecticut Judicial Branch
  • Fellowship House

Human Development & Family Studies   

  • The ARC of New London County
  • Child & Family Agency
  • High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
  • Montville Youth Service Bureau
  • New London Youth Affairs 


Integrative Career Development

A few words on fit.


"Fit” is the modern buzzword of the college search process. And frankly, rightly so. As you consider your college experience, we encourage you to look for a place that feels right. It’s also a good idea to make a list of the qualities and characteristics that make a college and you a winning combination.


If you are looking for a college that: 


  • Gets to know and understand each student as a uniquely talented individual

  • Identifies potential and encourages students in very intentional ways

  • Fosters growth in each student, giving them a foundation for life and career success

  • Is small enough to deliver on the promise of a personalized experience

  • Goes beyond “career services” and offers a progressive 4-year career development model, partnering with local businesses and nonprofits for professional experience

  • Promotes an inclusive culture that encourages students to experiment in new clubs and activities

  • Is nationally recognized for its academic support systems, from professional content tutors (not students) to proven comprehensive support for students with learning differences

  • Connects students to service opportunities that impact their world

  • Is in a location that offers access to New England’s natural places and some of America’s greatest cities




…Mitchell College delivers in a powerful way.

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