Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services (BSHS) degree is a 120-credit program designed for adults who work in select positions in human services, preparing them for professional advancement or graduate studies. Students develop a professional track that matches their career experiences. To be admitted to the program and to complete the Capstone course, students must have current work or volunteer experience in their professional track. Students must have at least one year/1500 hours of current work or volunteer experience. 

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree will have the ability to:
  • Interpret and critically analyze the research in the professional track
  • Apply theory to professional practice
  • Apply knowledge of the specific skills, techniques, and agencies necessary to serve client populations
  • Apply knowledge of cultural diversity as it relates to the field of Human Services
  • Apply theories of management as it relates to Human Services

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    This degree requires 120 credit hours for completion.

    Enrollment requirements include: Adult 21 years of age or older (unless you are participating in a special college program). High school graduate or successful completion of General Educational Development (GED). Current work or volunteer experience in the field of human services (a minimum of 1 year/1500 hours). Resume.

    School Overview

    Thomas Edison State University has a national reputation for academic excellence and educational integrity. The University is one of New Jersey's 11 senior public institutions of higher education and one of the first schools in the country designed specifically for adults. The University provides flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning opportunities for self-directed adults and offers degree programs and certificates in more than 100 areas of study.

    Thomas Edison State University's flexible learning methods range from online courses and prior learning assessment to credit transfer and credit-bearing exams. We offer undergraduate and graduate programs, and professional certificates tailored to the needs of adults, whether it is for professional advancement or personal fulfillment. Named for the famous American inventor who acquired knowledge outside of the traditional classroom, Thomas Edison State University provides higher education for adults with higher expectations.


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