Health & Human Sciences

The Department of Health and Human Sciences offers four undergraduate programs in communication sciences and disorders, human sciences, health systems management, and social work, as well as three graduate programs in communication sciences and disorders, counseling, and population health management.

Our goal is to provide students with opportunities to grow personally and professionally, preparing them for their chosen careers.


Students in HHS programs required to complete clinical practicum or internship hours at health or social care agencies should be aware of the following:

If you are claiming an exemption for medical or personal/religious reasons as evidence of immunity to, or immunization against, vaccine-preventable diseases the clinical agency may require you to take  additional protective measures. 

These measures may include wearing a mask or protective face covering at all times, undergoing periodic screenings for infection, or other measures required by the agency.

You must fully understand that if an agency requires employees and students to provide evidence of immunity to or immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases, and additional protective measures are not allowed, you may not be allowed to complete clinical practicum experiences at the agency. 

If an alternative clinical experience is not available, you must understand this may prevent you from progressing or graduating in the program. 



  • Hands-on learning is emphasized through internships, service learning, and clinical practicums

  • Students in the Communication Sciences & Disorders program operate a community Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic on campus. 

  • The Renew/ Discovery Project, supported through the social work program, is a family resource center providing services to families in south Louisiana

  • The social work program has partnered with the Department of Child & Family Services to manage the operation of the Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy.

  • Southeastern Louisiana University has been ranked #59 for the Best Affordable Mental Health Counseling Programs
  • Southeastern Louisiana University has been ranked #70 for the Best Affordable Degree for School Counseling




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