Apr 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Human Services, Continuing Studies, B.S.

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A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for the Bachelor of Science in Human Services.

The Human Services program at the Mount provides a state-of-the-art educational experience for students interested in the human helping professions. This degree completion program is designed for adult learners who desire to work in community organizations and agencies that assist individuals, families, and communities in solving problems and reaching their full potential. Drawing upon several academic traditions-sociology, psychology, education, and business-this program combines cutting edge theory, research findings, and practical experience to give students the knowledge and skills they need to work in fields that include mental health, youth/family, aging, addictions, and administration of social service programs.

Student Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing the B.S. in Human Services program, graduates will:

  • be able to identify, differentiate, and critically evaluate the various biopsychosocial factors that influence human behavior;
  • possess and employ appropriate interpersonal skills needed to work effectively with people seeking assistance in a human service context;
  • be able to formulate, evaluate, and execute ethical decision making in a human service context; and
  • understand the importance of and be committed to the practice of self-care so that they are healthy and well-adjusted human services professionals.

Core Requirements

40 Credits:

Major Requirements

36 Credits:

Human Services Electives (9 Credits)

Additional elective courses may also count toward the Human Services major or minor; consult with the program’s director.

  • HSRV XXX or SOC XXX or CJUST XXX - Human Services Elective Credits: (3)
  • HSRV XXX or SOC XXX or CJUST XXX - Human Services Elective Credits: (3)
  • HSRV XXX or SOC XXX or CJUST XXX - Human Services Elective Credits: (3)


44 Credits


To earn a Bachelor of Science in Human Services, students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students must also earn a major GPA of 2.0 and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.