Human Services Degree

Online Human Services Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in General Studies: Human Services Specialization

Required Credits: 128

Summary

This degree completion, general studies program in Human Services is designed for the student who has previous college credits, and would like to earn a degree that could take less time and cost less money than many other Bachelor's degree programs with greater core course requirements.

The Human Services Specialization provides students with opportunities to work in the broad field of human services. This may include work as social workers, sales people, race and community relations, specialists, human resources specialists, teachers, counselors, and psychology and medical professionals. This specialization should also help students more fully develop relationships in their personal lives.

In order to earn this Bachelor's Degree students must complete 128 semester-hours credit, 25% of which must be completed through Saint Joseph's College. 18 semester-hours credit in the bachelor's Degree specialization area must be earned through Saint Joseph's College.

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Highlights

  • Industry-specific curriculum prepares you for more responsible positions in a variety of occupations.
  • Courses blend content with your professional experience, allowing for immediate application in your work setting.
  • A generous credit-transfer policy is designed to award maximum credit for both traditional and non-traditional learning experience.
  • Faculty with practical experience work one-on-one with you to ensure your success.
  • No on-campus residency required; optional two-week summer sessions on lakeside campus to accelerate degree.

Admission Requirements

You may apply for and be granted admission status at any time during the year, regardless of program choice.

For undergraduate programs, all applicants must be graduates of an accredited public or private high school must have passed a GED examination, or provide proof of completion of a GED equivalent, or must have completed a state-approved high school diploma through home schooling.

Students must have completed high school with an average grade of "C" or better, have a standard 2.0 or better for GED students or show college credit with a cumulative grade point of 2.0 or better for admission to an undergraduate degree program. Students who do not meet the cumulative grade point standard may be conditionally accepted and required to take specific introductory course work and complete it with a grade of 2.0 or better, prior to consideration of formal acceptance.

Associate of Science in Human Services

The Human Services specialization can also be earned as an Associate of Science Degree, since both the bachelor's and Associate degree programs share similar core courses. Students enrolled in the online Associates degree must earn 66 semester-hours credit, 25% of which must be completed through Saint Joseph's College. 18 semester-hours credit in the associates' Degree major must be earned through Saint Joseph's College.

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Wayne Putnum
Wayne Putnum

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