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Human Services: Psychology, Sociology & Social Work, A.S.

Turn Compassion Into Action at DCC

Kindness could be your launchpad to a gratifying career. With DCC's Human Services program in Psychology, Sociology or Social Work, learn to see your empathy as an asset to success.




years of full-time study


pathways: psychology, sociology, or social work

What You'll Study in Our Human Services: Psychology, Sociology and Social Work Program

Your passion for helping humans in need can take you in many rewarding professional directions. At DCC, you'll gain broad knowledge and skills in client-centered counseling, while also discovering your own unique path in psychology, sociology or social work disciplines.

The robust DCC Human Services curriculum is designed for students who wish to continue their studies at a four-year institution.


Sample Courses

CMH 103-104: Community Mental Health Practicum I
Get real experience at a mental health or social services agency with support from your DCC community

PSY 201: Abnormal Psychology (for psychology track)
Learn the influencing factors, descriptions and effects of behavioral disorders

BHS 203: Sociology (for sociology track)
Dive deep into culture, socialization, social roles and processes, group behavior and more 


Where Do Human Services Alumni Go?

What Human Services Professionals Do

The Human Services program in psychology, sociology or social work at DCC is the beginning of your journey toward a range of possibilities in this in-demand field.

Human Services grads make a difference in people's lives. They serve in positions dealing with mental health, disabilities, social services, youth corrections, and assisting people with special needs.

Psychologists, sociologists and social workers serve in a range of professional settings, including child welfare and human service agencies, healthcare providers, schools, private practices, and nonprofit organizations, to name a few. 

Contact Us

Office of Admissions

101 Orcutt Student Services Center
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Phone: (845) 431-8010

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601