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Social Sciences

Human Services: Off-Campus Community College Partnership

Bachelor of Science (BS) degree completion program

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:

  • Ethics
  • 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.

Questions?

Email an advisor at demello@lesley.edu and we'll be in touch.

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Program Structure

Here's a snapshot of what your course of study could look like.

60 credits
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Craft Creative Combinations
As a Human Services major, you can pursue a second major or one of our 45+ minors—in art & design or a liberal arts subject—to expand your career opportunities.

Forge your own path with a creative combination:
Career Outcomes
Graduates of human services programs enjoy excellent employment opportunities in the Greater Boston area and beyond. Here is a sampling of average salaries from the most recent complete year of data (2018) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Careers
Jobs You Could Have
Job opportunities for human services majors are projected to increase by over nine percent in the next ten years in a wide range of industries, including:
Careers
Where You Could Work
Graduates of Human Services programs pursue a wide range of careers across a variety of industries. Top employers of graduates include:

Faculty

Approximate cost for 30 credits in this degree completion program.
Human Services: Off-Campus Community College Partnership
  • Tuition
    $409.50/credit x 30 credits
    $12,285
  • Fees
    Registration Fees
    $200
    Technology Fees
    $120
    Materials Fees (estimate)
    $90
    Degree Completion Fee
    $75
  • Total
Estimated Cost

We have shown the cost of taking 30 credits part time.

Because of our commitment to offering affordable and accessible educational opportunities in Bristol County through our New Bedford location, if you live or work in Bristol County, Massachusetts you are eligible for a reduced tuition rate in select academic programs. Students who are enrolled in eligible bachelor's degree completion programs will receive a 10% scholarship discount off our regular off-campus rate of $455/credit.

Those who do not live or work in Bristol County would pay the $455/credit tuition rate for the off-campus program.

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

  • Tuition
    $455/credit x 30
    $13,650
  • Fees
    Registration Fees
    $200
    Technology Fees
    $120
    Materials Fees
    $90
    Degree Completion Fee
    $75
  • Total
Estimated Cost

We have shown the cost of taking 30 credits part-time.

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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Approximate cost for 30 credits in this degree completion program. Tuition and fees are for the 2021-2022 academic year.
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