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Human Services, BA
Human Services, BA

Human Services, BA

  • ID:WWU10001
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Applicants are responsible for requesting official credentials/transcripts from the appropriate institutions as defined below. A transcript is considered official if is sent directly from the institution of origin or the Ministry of Education to the Office of Admissions. Please do not mail your own transcripts. They cannot be accepted, even in a sealed envelope.

First-Year applicants must submit:

  • Official secondary school credentials with certified English translations when necessary

Transfer and Post-baccalaureate applicants must submit:

  • Official credentials from all postsecondary institutions attended, even if you do not expect to transfer credit. Only transcripts issued within the last year will be accepted.

  • Transfer applicants with fewer than 45 transferable quarter (30 semester) credits must also submit official secondary school credentials with certified English translations when necessary

English Requirements

  • TOEFL: Minimum Score: 79 (iBT) or 550 (paper-based).

  • IELTS: Minimum Score: 6.5

  • Duolingo: The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken in under an hour for $49. The test requires a computer with a camera, audio and reliable internet. Results are sent within 48 hours and shared with the schools you select for free. Score: 105 or higher

  • Grades: Earn at least a "B" or 3.0 in two college-level English composition courses at a U.S. college/university. Students with these grades are NOT required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Course Information

Serve your community, and follow your passion with a degree in human services.

Do you want to make a difference in your community and empower others? A human services degree is the perfect career choice if your desire is to advocate for and improve the lives of individuals, families or entire populations. With a background rooted in hands-on service, careers in human services often combine elements of social work and psychology. Western’s bachelor’s degree in Human Services attracts students from diverse backgrounds with a strong commitment to social and economic justice, human dignity, self-determination, and the desire to facilitate positive change.

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Foundation Courses (35 credits)

  HSP 301 - Human Services Professionals and Personal Systems Credits: 5

  HSP 306 - Human Services Foundations Credits: 5

  HSP 355 - Social Justice and Equity in the U.S. Credits: 5

  HSP 402 - Inequity in U.S. Policy and Institutions: Implications for Human Services Professionals Credits: 5

  HSP 404 - Human Services Professionals and Community Systems Credits: 5

  HSP 406 - Inequity in Global Policy and Institutions: Implications for Human Services Professionals Credits: 5

  HSP 420 - Social Welfare Policy Credits: 5

Skills Courses (15 credits)

  HSP 325 - Introduction to Interviewing and Interventions in Human Services Credits: 5

  HSP 385 - Applied Research Methods Credits: 5

  HSP 485 - Program Planning and Evaluation Credits: 5

Field Studies (15 credits)

  HSP 435 - Human Service Organizations: Context, structure and practice Credits: 5

  HSP 440 - Internship and Seminar Credits: 5 (must take at least 10 credits)

Electives (10 credits)

Choose at least two courses to meet the minimum 10 credits of electives.

HSP 315 - Human Development and Human Services Credits: 4

HSP 323 - Conflict Resolution in Human Services Credits: 4

HSP 331 - Children, Families, and Communities Credits: 4

HSP 356 - Narrative in Human Services Credits: 4

HSP 371 - Issues and Concepts in Human Services Credits: 5

HSP 410 - Mental Health: Individuals and Systems Credits: 5

HSP 443 - Disability: Individuals and Systems Credits: 4

HSP 450 - Survey of Addictions Credits: 5

HSP 451 - Foundations in Health Promotion Credits: 5

HSP 452 - Gender, Sexuality and Human Services Credits: 5

HSP 453 - Crime and Social Control Credits: 5

HSP 454 - Families in Poverty Credits: 5

HSP 456 - Aging and Health Credits: 5

HSP 457 - Trauma and Resilience Credits: 5

HSP 484 - Grant Writing Credits: 4

Other electives in human services under program advisement

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Children, Youth, and Family Services

  • Veterans Services

  • Mental Health

  • International Relief

  • Rehabilitation Counseling & Disability Services

  • Corrections & Law Enforcement

  • Community Development & Organizing

  • Faith-Based Services

  • Human Resources

  • Nonprofit Management

  • Non-Profit Organization Administrator

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Emergency Health Insurance: $1,188 per year

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