Human Services Leadership: Rural Partnerships

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Human Services Leadership: Rural Partnerships

Human Services Leadership Rural Partnerships 

A Human Services Leadership bachelor's degree is the ideal degree for anyone who desires a career leading people and organizations to help address social, economic and environmental issues at all levels of society.

The College is working with community members — nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and small rural businesses, hospitals and clinics — to better understand and help address the challenges facing their communities.

Be successful, wherever your career takes you 

Although, human services career paths vary, UW Oshkosh students learn transferable skills to make them successful in all areas of human services:

  • Written and verbal interpersonal communications skills

  • Ability to assess and understand community needs

  • Development of social, economical and environmental programs 

  • Fundraising strategies, including grant writing
Central Wisconsin Northeast Wisconsin 


  • Adams County 
  • Juneau County 
  • Marquette County 
  • Waushara County 



  • Calumet County
  • Manitowoc County 
  • Sheboygan County 
  • Brown County 
  • Kewaunee County 
  • Door County

Classes held at: 

  • Adams-Friendship High School  

Classes held at: 

  • Chilton High School  

Rural Approach

The Rural Partnership Human Services Leadership courses are offered at a lower tuition cost, with small class sizes in local rural communities via distance education at local K-12 district partner sites and will be a mix of face-to-face, distance education and blended instruction. During the program, students participate in internships at local agencies, become actively engaged in their community and gain invaluable knowledge about the community where they live. This approach allows students to earn their bachelor’s degree while staying close to home and giving back to their community.

The degree requires 120 credit hours taken via distance education at local K-12 district partner sites and will be a mix of face-to-face, distance education and blended instruction. 

  • General education and electives credits completed through the UW Colleges
  • HSL major course and some electives completed through COEHS
  • Most accredited transfer courses will be accepted.

Students will have virtual and direct access to libraries, technology resources, financial aid and academic support, including veterans' benefits, at higher education campuses, i.e. UW Oshkosh, UW Fox Valley, UW Manitowoc, UW Fond du Lac, UW Sheboygan and UW Marshfield/Wood County.

Learn more:


Bohn, Susan  

Susan Bohn, M.S.


Phone: (920) 420-1066

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