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The Human Services major at Springfield College is designed for the adult-learner who has a desire to start or continue in a career in the field of human services. Students have the option to complete their bachelor's with or without a concentration. Class sizes are small, and students are expected to actively participate in class discussions and the learning process. Students are graded based on group discussions, writing projects, and oral presentations.
The practice-oriented curriculum includes contributions from part-time faculty who are directly involved in agency and community work. The result is that we have a faculty with the flexibility, resources, and expertise required to address academics as well as new developments in human services practice and delivery.
The BS in Human Services enables students 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
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
- Elder care, group homes, and human services work
- Social and welfare reform and advocacy
- Youth work and earn childhood development
- Law enforcement, corrections, and probation
- Nonprofit and public management
- Life skills and mental health counseling
Forbes Advisor ranked us among the Best Massachusetts Online Colleges
Springfield College has been recognized as one of the best online colleges in Massachusetts for 2024 by Forbes Advisor. Forbes Advisor scored schools based on the categories of credibility, affordability, student outcomes, student experience, and application process.
In selecting Springfield College, Forbes advisor noted that the College “offers online bachelor’s degrees with majors that prepare students for careers in human services and the nonprofit sector. The school developed its online programs guided by the Humanics philosophy, emphasizing leadership in service to others. Admission requirements include a high school diploma or GED certificate and at least 15 college credits. Springfield College has a prior learning assessment program that lets students apply credit toward their degree for personal or professional experiences outside the classroom.”