Fall 2020 Guidance
In response to COVID-19, university courses and operations remain predominantly online for fall.

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Majors 10 Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Discover how race and ethnicity, gender, class, and culture shape families and communities and affect children’s learning and growth. Gain hands-on experiences and insights that prepare you to be an advocate for youth and families in need.
On Campus
On Campus
Discover a multidisciplinary approach to addressing environmental problems. Understand human effects on the environment by studying not only the sciences, but also philosophy, history, politics, and culture.
On Campus
On Campus
Explore how people and nations are connected. Work toward solutions to global issues, such as immigration, trade, and climate change. Transform your fascination with the world into a career in international business, law, education, and more.
Create a personalized plan of study based on your specific interests and chosen professional path. You can choose from areas of focus that prepare you for the job you want, including developmental psychology, human services, business management, and more. Through your chosen coursework, you’ll learn skills that make sense for where you want your career to take you.
On Campus
Off Campus
On Campus
Off Campus
Earn your Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) in liberal studies with a completely customizable area of study. This is a perfect opportunity to design a program of coursework that is specific to your background or individual goals.
On Campus
On Campus
Gain an understanding of how government policies are made and carried out. Analyze different types of governments and their impacts on citizens. Prepare for a rewarding career in business, law, education, government, or communications.
On Campus
On Campus
Focus on society and the factors that define our place in it. Explore how individuals and groups are affected by race, class, gender, sexuality, and age. And gain the skills for a career in public health, community organizing, advocacy, and more.

Bachelor of Science

On Campus
On Campus
Explore the systems and organizations that serve communities. Channel your compassion and activism into a career helping people access the programs and services they need.
Online
Online
With a human services career, you can become a powerful influence for positive change, helping children, adolescents, and adults access the assistance and resources they need. Make a difference in your community with the online BS in Human Services from Lesley University.

Bachelor of Social Work

On Campus
On Campus
There are countless ways to use a social work degree to help put individuals, families, and entire communities on the path to living happy, productive, and meaningful lives. Let Lesley help find the one meant for you.

Minors 7 Programs

Minor

Explore environmental issues from a broad perspective of human-environment interactions. You’ll also learn about environmental policy and activism.
Study the global processes that link politics, economics, culture, society, and the environment. You’ll develop the knowledge and tools needed to make sense of and shape the world as a citizen and future global leader.
Study the complex forces shaping the political world today with courses that focus on philosophical and psychological viewpoints.
Develop an understanding of the changing social world through a focus on the structure of society and social groups. You’ll also be able to get practical experience through service learning opportunities.

Masters 3 Programs

Master of Arts

On Campus
On Campus
Gain the expertise you need to promote engagement and understanding across cultures and groups of people within higher education settings.
Low Residency
Low Residency
Deepen your practice of mindfulness and bring its benefits into your professional and personal life. Gain an understanding of the mind-body connection, and discover the science behind contemplative practices. Prepare to help others live more fully.

Master of Social Work (MSW)

On Campus
On Campus
Lesley’s Master of Social Work (MSW) is a distinctive program with a mission of emphasizing social justice, promoting client well-being, and serving and supporting a diverse range of vulnerable individuals, families, and communities.

Certificates 1 Program

Graduate Certificate Programs

Low Residency
Low Residency
Join a community of students and faculty who will support and guide you toward integrating mindfulness principles into your profession. Our program is especially useful for health and wellness professionals, social workers, counselors, educators, and those who wish to develop a practice of mindfulness and to share these practices with students, clients, and colleagues.