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BS in Human Services

Make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and communities facing significant challenges.

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: November 25, 2019

Limited-Time Offer: Receive a $5,000 grant if you have an Associate degree or higher, reside in the U.S., and start this program on November 25, 2019.

Transfer Credits: Up to 135 credits

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Discover the underlying causes of addictive behavior and prevention methods as well as substance abuse and treatment and what makes certain individuals “high-risk” for developing addictive habits.
Examine the trends and issues that affect children and adolescents today. Study the key theories related to the biological and behavioral maturation processes of this age group.
Examine the trends and issues that affect children and adolescents today. Study the key theories related to the biological and behavioral maturation processes of this age group.
Examine contemporary justice systems to understand how they affect both criminal offenders and victims of crimes.
Learn how to distinguish between the styles of communication unique to specific cultures, and overcome challenges in cross-cultural situations you may encounter in a variety of settings.
Focus on the effective strategies needed to be an advocate for change by exploring fundamental social issues and understanding the major obstacles to resolving them.
Gain a strong understanding of the leadership skills needed to address important social issues and implement change.
Evaluate the latest research methods used to study human behavior and gain an understanding of how behavior is affected by diversity and multiculturalism.
Tailor your program of study to best match your educational needs and career goals.

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

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.

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 and have 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, and support you through your first day of classes.

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this 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.
Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted or call 855-203-5779.

Why earn your BS in Human Services at Walden?

Jimmy Watson

"What surprised me most about my Walden experience was the ease of completing my degree while working full time."

Jimmy Watson | MHA student, BS in Health Studies graduate

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