Human/Social Services and Public Safety

Social science careers are ideal for people who want to capitalize on their compassion, interpersonal skills, and concern for community.  Career options vary but may include social work, psychology, journalism, counseling, public administration, and safety forces.

This program can help you understand human behavior, provide insight on group dynamics, and prepare you to have an impact on society and the lives of those you work with. Important skills you’ll learn include patience, an appreciation for diversity and varied cultural backgrounds, and how to evaluate and prioritize competing human and societal needs. Within the Public Safety program, you may study law enforcement, fire science, or criminal corrections.

Program categories in this pathway:


Human Services



Public Administration

Public Safety



Transfer Opportunities

LCCC’s Program and Career Pathways include transfer programs for Human/Social Services and Public Safety. This ensures that much of your coursework will transfer to one of our partner universities or many other four-year colleges. Click on the categories above to learn more about transfer opportunities.