Rehabilitation and Human Services (B.S.)
Help people with disabilities achieve the best possible quality of life.
People with disabilities are able to integrate into their communities more than ever before. With a degree in rehabilitation and human services from the University of North Dakota, you’ll be able to help people with physical, learning, cognitive and addiction disorders increase their independence and quality of life. The interdisciplinary program prepares you for a variety of careers in rehabilitation.
- Program type:
- Est. time to complete:
- 4 years
- Credit hours:
Why Study Rehabilitation and Human Services at UND?
Rehabilitation and human services is an interdisciplinary major that draws from psychology, sociology, social work, nursing and other fields. In addition to core courses and classes in rehabilitation, research methodology and psychology, you'll choose a concentration in substance abuse, mental health, gerontology, developmental disabilities or other specializations.
- The program is one of more than 25 approved undergraduate rehabilitation programs recognized by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, an international accrediting body.
- You'll complete an internship in a professional rehabilitation agency that will enable you to apply theory to practice and integrate knowledge, values and skills.
- Graduates of the addictions program are well positioned to obtain licensure in North Dakota and other states in substance abuse counseling.
Learn to Lead
UND provides a variety of options to develop your research and find your path to success.
Classes are small — the average size for courses in the major is 15-20.
Become involved in UND's Rehab Club and participate in service opportunities and social networking with peers and professionals.
A combined program enables you to earn a bachelor's degree in rehabilitation and human services and a master's degree in counseling in approximately five years.
Social welfare policies have created demand for people to provide vocational services such as job seeking and skills training. Graduates of the program are in high demand and have landed such entry-level jobs as:
- Rehabilitation case manager
- Mental Health case manager
- Vocational evaluator/job developer
- Job coach
- Developmental disabilities case manager
- Vocational placement specialist
- Supported employment specialist
- Independent living specialist
- Residential care coordinator
- Employee assistance supervisor
Our graduates work in a variety of settings including:
- Hospital-based rehabilitation units and psychiatric hospitals
- Private and public vocational rehabilitation agencies
- Community mental health centers
- Chemical dependency programs
- College disability support programs
- Local, state and federal government agencies such as Veterans Affairs
- Centers for communication disorders
UND Rehabilitation Alumni
Rehabilitation alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
- Development Homes, Inc.
- Meridian Behavioral Health, LLC
- Speedway, LLC 8053
- Anne Carlsen Center
- Askew Rehabilitation
- Baxalta U.S., Inc.