Social Sciences

Human Services

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Empower people and communities.

You’re the one who friends come to when they have a problem or want to know where to go for help. People seek your assistance in getting involved, giving back, or advocating for a cause.

Channel your compassion into a career helping people access the programs and services they need. As a human service major, gain a deeper view of human growth, development, and relationships. Build your understanding of how human behavior is impacted by social context and how you can work toward change.

Develop your commitment to improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. At Lesley, you’ll build the skills you need to make a difference in the lives of those who are challenged by life circumstances, societal conditions, or socio-political forces.

Explore systems and policy organizations that serve communities. Examine ways to prevent, as well as remedy, obstacles in areas such as housing, healthcare, mental health, criminal justice, and employment. Guided by faculty-mentors, learn how to navigate current challenges in the field.

Beginning in your second year, bring your studies to life through 450 hours of internship experience in places like the Massachusetts Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House, Home for Little  Wanderers, and Cambridge Family and Children's Services.   

Specialize in At-Risk Individuals and Families or At-Risk Organizations and Communities, or design your own specialization. Whether you choose to specialize or not, our program gives you the opportunity to explore societal problems and develop approaches and skills that promote change.

“I want to help people be the best version of themselves.”
Olivia Jarvis ’18, Human Services Major
Outcomes
Here’s a taste of what you’ll do in our human services program:
Internships
Where Students Intern
Careers
Where Graduates Work

Faculty

Program Cost Description
Approximate cost for 1 year of attendance in this undergraduate program.
Human Services
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $9,570
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,180
  • Fees
    Health Service Fee
    $800
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost

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

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

  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Fees
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost

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 1 year of study in this undergraduate program. Tuition and fees are for the 2017–2018 academic year.
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