Family and Human Services Major Overview

Learn more about the Family and Human Services major at JBU.

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Dr. Nick Ogle: Family and Human Services major is about preparing students for the helping profession.

Matt Abbott: Things I'm learning in class really apply to who I am as a person.

Dr. Melissa Hall: We are a major that prepares people to help people.

Broderick Wilson: It helps you break those barriers within yourself before you can break the barriers of somebody else you're trying to understand.

Dr. Nick Ogle: One of my favorite quotes is, "You can only take someone as far as you're willing to go yourself." And to me, Family and Human is about also preparing you to work through your own stuff before you go out there and start working on other people's.

Matt Abbott: The professors here at JBU have been absolutely awesome when it comes to the growth in my life and what they mean to me, and what they've taught me.

Elise Bruinsma: They just invest so much into you, and so they open so many possibilities, and they have so many connections in Northwest Arkansas.

Dr. Nick Ogle: We focus on teaching people how do we love the Lord our God, with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength. And then love others above ourselves.

Dr. Melissa Hall: In my words, I think we prepare people to be the hands and feet of Christ.

Broderick Wilson: Family and Human Services is not just about hearing people and helping people's story. It's about connecting with each other.

Dr. Nick Ogle: So everything we do in this degree is about preparing people to go out into the world and be representative of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Broderick Wilson: Everything is connected, and that's the beauty of it.