The Human Services undergraduate major prepares students to work with children, adolescents and adults in settings, empowered by a foundation of study in the liberal arts, human development, and public policy.
Grounded in a core curriculum that incorporates a foundation in both psychology and sociology, the Human Services bachelor's degree program offers a comprehensive view of human relationships, growth and development, as well as the systems and social policy organizations that assist communities. Small class sizes enable a dialogue between students and faculty that builds conceptual confidence and encourages a broader thought and understanding for professional practice.
A core component of the Human Services curriculum is over 400 required
hours of internship and field training. Beginning in their second year, Undergraduate Human Services students
can access first-hand social services practice with
individuals, the community, and agencies and public policy situations
that provide broader perspective and context to their study.
Placements for Human Services
students have included the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General,
Boston City Hospital, the Massachusetts Coalition for Battered Women,
Goddard House, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
Human Services majors graduate with the skills and experience necessary to enter a range of positions in the justice system, healthcare settings, the child welfare system, elderly services, and many others. Students may also consider the Dual Degree Program of Bachelor of Science/Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology or BS/MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
This course introduces students to a wide range of human service professions, with particular attention paid to the fields of art therapy, counseling, expressive arts therapy, holistic psychology, human services and psychology. Career opportunities are explored through guest presentations and assignments in community settings. The values and ethical issues facing human service professionals are introduced.
Associate Professor of Human Services
Sociology and Social Change
Human Services Dual Degrees
Tuition and Fees
Credit Toward Graduate Education - Lesley Dividend
Foreign Language Studies
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The Child Homelessness Initiative
E-newsletter: News from 29 Mellen
Request more information
Schedule a campus visit
Get your application started today!
Don't just rely on photos to get a sense of life at Lesley – come experience it for yourself. Learn about our programs, tour the campus, check out our residence halls, and join us for a cookout. RSVP Today »
Dr. Janel Lucas, Associate Professor of Human Services - "Our Human Services students graduate having gained immeasurable perspective in a range of social services settings. They have the skills and tools they need to build their careers and make a strong contribution to the people they serve and their communities."