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Bachelor of Science in Human Services

For those just entering the field, or desirous of more work experience, the BS degree is recommended since it offers the internship experience. The BS in Human Service prepares students with the knowledge, values, and skills, necessary to enhance their career within the helping professions working with, and within, human service agencies. Students develop skills to work with client systems at the individual, family, group, and community level.


Human Services

Degree requirements

General Education Requirements 38-41 sem. hrs

  • For a complete list of general education courses click here. For additional information on general education requirements click here.
  • Ethics Course Requirement 3 sem. hrs
  • PHIL 330 Ethics 3 hrs

Multicultural Requirement 3 sem. hrs

  • All courses that meet this requirement can be found here.

Core Requirements 33-36 sem. hrs

  • All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Courses in the major cannot be taken as Pass/Fail.
  • HUMS 105 Introduction to Human Services 3 hrs
  • HUMS 250 Working with Individuals 3 hrs
  • HUMS 300 Exploring Research 3 hrs
  • HUMS 335 Working with Groups 3 hrs
  • HUMS 340 Working with Families 3 hrs
  • HUMS 345 Working with Communities and Organizations 3 hrs
  • HUMS 365 American Social Policy or 3 hrs
  • SOCI 365 American Social Policy 3 hrs
  • HUMS 495 Senior Seminar 3 hrs
  • HUMS 499 Internship 3-6 hrs
  • PSYC 101 General Psychology 3 hrs
  • SOCI 270 Minority Cultures and Relations* or 3 hrs
  • ANTH 270 Minority Cultures and Relations* 3 hrs

Human Services Electives 12 sem. hrs

  • Chosen from below:
  • HUMS 310 Military Case Work 3 hrs
  • HUMS 325 Case Management 3 hrs
  • HUMS 333 Topics 3 hrs
  • SOCI 433 Topics 3 hrs
  • HUMS 350 Social Gerontology or 3 hrs
  • SOCI 350 Social Gerontology 3 hrs
  • HUMS 375 Disabilities 3 hrs
  • HUMS 380 Substance Abuse 3 hrs
  • HUMS 385 Mental Health 3 hrs
  • HUMS 390 Child Welfare 3 hrs
  • SOCI 421 Class, Status and Power 3 hrs

Electives 28-34 sem. hrs

Total Semester Hours: 120 sem. hrs

  • As the Culminating Evaluative Experience, all students must complete HUMS 495 Integrative Seminar with a grade of C or higher.


*Bachelor of Science in Human Services is not available to online students in the states of California and Georgia.

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree is available online and is approved at the following locations. Some locations may require a combination of in-seat and online coursework. Select one to view the tuition rate.


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