Human Services

Degree:
Location: Anywhere

Why Human Services?

Make a difference in other's lives: The Bachelor of Science in Human Services program provides you with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively respond to clients' needs, and prepares students to immediately enter the field or pursue graduate work in counseling psychology and social work.

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services program provides you with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively respond to clients’ needs. Featuring courses in public health, sociology, psychology, and human services, as well as counseling and a required practicum in a human services agency, the curriculum offers comprehensive perspectives and valuable insights into what is required to successfully work in human service agencies and community organizations.  It prepares students to immediately enter the field or to pursue graduate work in counseling psychology and social work.


What you'll study

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Human Services General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required 

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor's degree.

NUpath Requirements 

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses

27 semester hours required 

Mathematics 

MTH 1100 - College Algebra
3.00
MTH 2310 - Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
3.00
 

Psychology

PSY 1100 - Foundations of Psychology
3.00
 

Health and Human Services 

HSV 1100 - Introduction to Human Services
3.00
HMG 2110 - Health Law and Regulation
3.00
 

Information Technology

Choose one of the following:

ITC 1000 - Computer Applications
3.00
ITC 2016 - End-User Data Analysis Tools
3.00
 

Sociology

SOC 1100 - Introduction to Sociology
3.00
SOC 1220 - Engaging Difference and Diversity
3.00
 

Philosophy

PHL 2130 - Ethical Issues in Healthcare
3.00
 

Major Required Courses

39 semester hours required 

Clinical Practice 

HSV 2200 - Introduction to Clinical Practice
3.00
 

Human Behavior

HSV 2240 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment
3.00
PSY 3200 - Social Psychology
3.00
PSY 3210 - Abnormal Psychology
3.00
 

Development 

PSY 3230 - Development across the Life Span
3.00
SOC 2350 - Power, Poverty, and Social Change
3.00
 

Counseling and Social Services

PSY 2230 - Stress and Its Management
3.00
SOC 2320 - Family Functions and Dysfunctions
3.00
HSV 3200 - Techniques in Individual and Group Counseling
3.00
HSV 3300 - Social Welfare, Policies, and Services
3.00
 

Research and Practicum 

HSV 3350 - Research Methods in Human Services
3.00
HSV 3400 - Human Services Volunteer Practicum
3.00
 

Capstone

HSV 4850 - Human Services Capstone
3.00
 

Professional Electives 

12 semester hours required 

Complete 12 semester hours from the following:

CMN, HMG, HSV, PSY, SOC

Electives

Open electives to reach minimum credit requirements for the degree.

Did You Know?

​A bachelor’s degree is worth $2.8M over an employee’s lifetime. (Center On Education and the Workforce, 2011)

Did You Know?

1.2 Million Jobs will be added over the next decade, with social work being a huge sector that will keep growing as the population's needs increase. BLS 2015

Commitment

Full-Time
Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall
Spring
Summer