Bachelor of Science in Human Services
Thomas Edison State University

Program Details

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


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 Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education