Through Walden's BS in Human Services program, you can build a foundation of knowledge for helping people in crisis.

This program places an emphasis on:

  • Building the skills needed to interact with diverse community organizations.
  • Studying the latest theories and principles of conflict management and resolution.
  • The best ways to remedy and prevent individual and social issues.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: April 10, 2017

Duration: 48 months

Transfer Credits: Up to 135 quarter credits

Choose from one of nine concentrations:

  • Addictions
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Courts and the Legal System
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cultural Studies
  • Global Social Justice and Civic Engagement
  • Leadership and Administration
  • Psychology
  • Self-Designed

Course content

Walden’s BS in Human Services program addresses the role that human service professionals play in working with those in need. Course topics include:

  • Crisis and Intervention
  • Case Management for Persons in Need
  • Intergroup Conflict and Peace
  • Effective Human Services Interviewing

More about our BS in Human Sevices program

  • Career Options

    Walden's BS in Human Services degree can help prepare you for such careers as:*

    • Community support worker
    • Mental health support or aide
    • Community activist
    • Child advocate
    • Parole officer

    *Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

  • Entry Requirements

    Admission is considered for adult students who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:

    • You are 21 years of age or older.
    • You are less than 21 years of age with 60 quarter credit hours.
    • You are an active member of the military or a veteran with documentation of service.
    • You are concurrently enrolled in an approved partner institution with an articulation agreement with Walden.

    You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

    Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the BS in Human Services program and financial aid options.

    Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

Why earn your BS in Human Services at Walden?

  • Relevant Curriculum

    Coursework is based on the latest research and current best practices.

  • Exceptional Student Services

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.

  • Save Time and Money

    Transfer up to 135 of the 181 required quarter credits from previous college coursework.



“The exchange of ideas and experiences from all over the world was both inspirational and informative."

Jimmy Watson | BS in Health Studies Graduate