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Bachelor of Science in Human Services

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services (BSHS) degree is a 120-credit program designed for adults who work in select positions in human services, preparing them for professional advancement or graduate studies. Students develop a professional track that matches their career experiences. To be admitted to the program and to complete the Capstone course, students must have current work or volunteer experience in their professional track. Students must have at least one year/1500 hours of current work or volunteer experience. 

Current students who wish to change degrees to the BSHS are required to submit a current resume and completed Professional Track Form at the time of application.

Transfer Your Credit

Have you attended college before? If so, you may be able to transfer credits earned at other regionally accredited colleges or universities. The University also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit – all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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  • *Theoretical Foundation courses include those pertaining to theory, knowledge and skills of the human services profession.
  • *Intervention courses include those which emphasize theory and knowledge bases for interventions and criteria for selection of appropriate interventions.
  • *Client Population courses include those which emphasize the range of populations served and needs addressed by human services professionals.

Earning Credit in Your Professional Track:

Some courses in the professional track may be completed with Thomas Edison State University and/or courses from other colleges. Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) and/or examinations may also be used.

Some professional tracks selected by students include:

  • Administration of Justice
  • Child Development Services
  • Community Services
  • Emergency Disaster Services
  • Fitness & Wellness
  • Gerontology
  • Health Services
  • Legal Services
  • Social Services

Toni M. Terry, BA

"I am 67 years old, soon to be 68, and to be able to say I did this at this day in my life is just gratification for my own self."

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