Community Studies

Pursue your passion and help your community with a degree in Community Studies from Humphreys University.

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Community Studies

Program Format: On-Ground

Our Community Studies Program is a course of study based in the field of sociology and behavioral sciences yet focused on the topic of community and its place in modern American society. Students in the program have the opportunity to chose areas of emphasis such as business, law, criminology, or education, indicating their field of choice upon graduation while preferring a major that allows a broad range of study and freedom of individual growth. Students are encouraged to connect their degree plans to their area of employment or a possible graduate program. At its heart the Community Studies Program is liberal in its emphasis on a well-rounded set of courses that educate the mind without a prescribed approach.

At Humphreys University, we educate motivated and determined students who desire a practical, affordable, and accessible academic program. To accommodate our working students, we offer our courses online, evenings, and in hybrid formats. We operate on an eleven-week quarter system with four quarters per year. You can start the Community Studies program at the start of any of our four terms. The application process is easy and financial aid specialists are available to walk you through the financial aid process.


Students in the Community Studies program will…

  • Be aware of the social processes and structures that make up a modern America;
  • Develop a working knowledge of the vital role of research design, ethical application, practical implementation, and presentation as a catalyst for changing and sustaining social institutions;
  • Learn to apply scientific research methods to all fields of social and behavioral science;
  • Understand the dynamic interrelationships of social science, human services, education, law, and business as they applied within local community institutions;
  • Understand important social dynamics that exist apart from yet impact upon the human services.

units for Bachelor's Degree

Program Highlights

Students will understand and appreciate the social institutions that influence our lives and the importance that the concept of community has in the future of our society on a local and a national level.

We accept transfer units from all accredited institutions to enable students to complete their degree faster.

Students are required to participate within the real world of social and human services, using their experiences to add depth of understanding to other courses within the program as well as help them understand future career goals.

Your Future in Community Studies

Our programs are designed with your goals in mind. Our Community Studies graduates utilize their grasp on sociology and behavioral sciences to pursue job opportunities from criminal justice to early childhood education. Consider any of these careers in Community Studies:

• Social Worker

• Teacher

• Lab Technician

• Social Service Case Manager

• Counselor

Meet Our Faculty

When you arrive to class, whether it is in a classroom or through your computer, you can expect to be taught by a knowledgeable and attentive professor. Our professors understand what real-world experience to incorporate into classroom lectures, assignments, and case studies. Humphreys University prides itself on offering a well-rounded set of courses taught in a small and personable environment so you get the guidance and support you need to succeed.

Richard Chabot

Dr. Chabot is our Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of Community Studies. Dr. Chabot has taught at HU since 1996 and has directed the Community Studies program since 1998. Dr. Chabot attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he earned his Ph.D. in Sociology.

Cynthia Becerra

Ms. Becerra is the Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Chair for Liberal Studies. She has been with Humphreys since 1982. Ms. Becerra graduated from California State University, Sacramento and received a Master of Arts in English and Literature.

Financial Aid Available

Let us help you obtain the financial resources you need to succeed.

The purpose of financial aid is to provide financial assistance to students who without such aid, would be unable to pursue higher education. We help by guiding you through the financial aid process. We help make your educational dreams a reality. Our financial aid staff are available and ready to answer your questions or concerns, by phone, in person, or by email. No appointment is necessary. Humphreys University is approved for the training of Veterans.

To apply for financial aid, fill out the FAFSA and include our school code: 001212