Human Services is a profession developing in response to the nature of human needs and social problems in the twenty-first century. Characterized particularly by an appreciation of human beings in all of their diversity, human services offers assistance to its clients within the context of their community and environment.

Human Service workers enter into professional-client relationships with individuals, families, groups and communities. They hold professional and paraprofessional jobs in such diverse settings as group homes and halfway houses; correctional, mental retardation, and community mental health centers; family, child, and youth service agencies, and programs concerned with alcoholism, drug abuse, family violence, and aging. Depending on the employment setting and the kinds of clients served there, job titles and duties vary greatly and include caregiver, case manager, broker, teacher/educator, behavior changer, consultant, outreach professional, mobilizer, advocate, community planner, community organizer, recovery coach, evaluator and administrator.

The program of Human Services education resides in the Liberal Arts Division of ENMU-Roswell, and is designed to provide the knowledge, attitudes, and skills required for entry-level employment in the field or transfer to programs of higher education, particularly Counseling and Social Work.

A unique opportunity for further education is available through our partnerships with Eastern New Mexico University and New Mexico Highlands University, which offers the Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work degrees on the ENMU-Roswell Campus.

Program Offerings

The ENMU-Roswell Human Services program includes a Certificate in Helping Relationship Skills, the Associate of Arts degree in Human Services and a Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies.

Individual courses are also available to professionals and others seeking continuing education or specialized training.  In addition to our regular offerings, the program also makes customized workshops and special topics courses available to groups and organizations.  Please refer to the ENMU-Roswell Course Catalog for additional information and course descriptions.

For more information contact Robert O. Phillips, Human Services & Addictions Program Coordinator (575) 624-7251, PO Box 6000, Roswell, NM  88202, or email