Earn a Bachelor of Science in Human Services in as Little as 16 Months
The Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies offers a Bachelor of Science in Human Services program at its main campus and nine regional campuses. Students have the option to complete their studies with or without a concentration, and with classes held on weekends, this program is convenient for working adults.
Undergraduate classes usually meet two weekends per month with an online component for all courses, which provides an opportunity for ongoing discussions between faculty members and students between class sessions. The schedule allows you to attend college full time, continue working, care for your family and other responsibilities, and earn your degree in as few as 16 months.
Class sizes are small so you are able to actively participate in class discussions and the learning process. You will be graded based on group discussions, writing projects, and oral presentations. Typically students finish the program in 16 to 24 months, though it may take longer for some students. Students transferring in undergraduate credits and earning credit for knowledge gained through work and life experiences can often finish in 16 months. A minimum of 48 credits must be earned through courses taken in a School of Professional and Continuing Studies program to earn a degree from Springfield College.
Terms begin in September, January, and May. You can begin your program at the start of any of the three terms.
Human services is a broad field spanning professions in the non-profit and public sectors in such areas as:
- Alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment
- Mental health and elder care
- Social and welfare reform
- Youth work and early childhood development
- Law enforcement, corrections, and probation
The School Professional and Continuing Studies offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services that enables the student to:
- Build leadership skills to serve the community
- Develop critical thinking and social analysis skills
- Learn about the history and future of human services, and integrate theory and practice in classroom, workplace, and community
Students may focus on a content area, or complete the program without a concentration.
- Addiction Studies
- Community Youth Development and Leadership
- Criminal Justice
- Early Childhood Education
Springfield College programs are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.