Become a powerful influence for change.
Prepare to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities through a career in human services. In this bachelor's degree program, you'll build the knowledge and skills you need to help make a positive difference for those who are challenged by life circumstances, societal conditions, or socio-political forces.
Gain a deeper understanding of human behavior, societal problems, and approaches that promote change. Explore and analyze systems that create policy and serve communities. Examine ways to prevent and impact change with social problems such as housing, employment, healthcare, mental health and criminal justice. Guided by faculty mentors, you'll also learn how to navigate challenges in the field.
Complete the program ready to shape social policies and provide for your clients’ needs in settings such as community advocacy, health care, criminal justice, crisis intervention, and more.
Courses in New Bedford and Online
Our in-person general education and elective classes—conveniently located at the DeMello International Center in New Bedford—will supplement the human services coursework that you'll take online. Learn from experienced Lesley University faculty who are committed to helping you succeed as you explore topics such as:
- Sociology of family
- Assessment with individuals, families, groups, and communities
- Intervention strategies
- Case management
- Power, privilege, and practice
Within your electives, you can opt to include the Child Homelessness Studies Certificate, an added credential designed to deepen your understanding of children and families in crisis.
You'll also engage in at least one 180-hour internship in the human services field. Our supportive internship office will help you find the right internship environment for your educational and professional goals.
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