Human Services (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science

Human Services

Group dynamics, mental health, social problems and policies

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Human Services degree program provides students with a strong foundation in human needs assessment and problem-solving as well as an internship in the field for real-world experience. Upon graduation, students are prepared to provide much needed services to those with developmental disabilities or mental illness, victims of crime, individuals and families in crisis, the elderly or those with a chemical dependency.

A career in human services is an especially rewarding career for those with compassion, understanding, patience and a willingness to serve. Program graduates will be fully prepared for a variety of gratifying careers or to pursue a master’s degree in human services from an accredited university.

Program Code: T500

120 Credits

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School of Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences

Applications submitted by the following dates will receive priority consideration for that effective term:

Fall Term - June 1

Spring Term - October 1

Summer Term - February 1

Email has become the College’s preferred method of communication. Information regarding admissions decisions has transitioned from mail to email, and it will be delivered only to your FSCJ student email account.

Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid is available, if qualified.


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Academic Degree Plan
Alternative ways to earn credit

You may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree through Prior Learning Assessment. Examples include industry certifications, certain PSAV programs, credit by examination, or creating a portfolio of learning experiences. For more information, contact an academic advisor or learn more about Accelerated College.

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Program/Course Requirements

Students pursuing the B.S. in Human Services must complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours, of which 60 semester credit hours are lower division courses, including 36 credit hours in general education, and 60 credit hours are upper division courses.

Students are encouraged to speak with an academic advisor when selecting courses. For students applying for Fall Term 2016 or later, a degree plan of study is available that details course requirements and course scheduling. Program worksheets are also available for students to use to track their progression through the degree program.

Career Opportunities

Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services (Bureau of Labor Statistics). 

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