This hybrid Bachelor's Degree Completion Program is designed for those who want to embark on a career in Human Services, or for those who already work in the field but wish to enhance their knowledge. A new, accelerated delivery model supports the needs of adult learners who may be juggling multiple priorities.
If your strength lies in your ability to make a positive difference in the lives of others, consider earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Human Services. This new Bachelor's Completion Program lays the foundation for a career in supporting children and adults in community and non-profit organizations, and professional work places.
Through coursework and experiential learning, you will develop the skills needed to work in human services settings that address health and well-being, criminal justice, education, child welfare, or social issues. Students already working in the field will gain relevant knowledge that will enhance their practice.
We are excited to offer this hybrid program in a new and ultra-convenient delivery format, allowing you to complete your degree in a short time.
If you have transferred the maximum of 90 credits to the program — through documenting your prior learning or from previous college-level courses you have taken — you will need only 30 credits to reach the 120 credits required to graduate. You can earn those 30 final credits in just one year.
Here is an example of what your course schedule might look like. The course schedule is set more than a year in advance, allowing you to map out your complete plan before you get started.
Total: 30 credits (10 courses) in just a year!
This 120-credit program consists of liberal arts courses, core courses in human services, electives, and experiential learning components in the form of internships.
LIBERAL ARTS REQUIREMENTS: 42 CREDITSElectives may be filled via transfer credit, Prior Learning Assessment, or Lesley courses.
REQUIRED CORE COURSES: 30 CREDITS
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING (INTERNSHIPS): 13 CREDITS
REMAINING ELECTIVES: 35 CREDITSThere are three Lesley Center for the Adult Learner options for electives. Additional electives may be fulfilled via transfer credit, Prior Learning Assessment, or Lesley courses.
*Lives in Context is the required Orientation course for all incoming adult students.**Students may transfer in writing or have met the writing requirement and be able to waive this course; however, students who have been out of school for a while, or with insufficient writing skills, are encouraged to take this course. The Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) course also requires a high level of writing as students are required to write essays to document prior learning.***The Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is an opportunity to gain credits for their work and life experiences. Students may receive no more than 45 credits through this method. Portfolios are reviewed and assessed for final credit awards. Student may choose not to pursue this option and take courses instead.
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