The Bachelor of Science in Human Services (BSHS) degree is a 120-credit program designed for adults who work in select positions in human services areas preparing them for professional advancement or graduate studies. Students develop a professional track that matches their career experiences. To be admitted to the program and to complete the Capstone course, students must have current work experience in their professional track. Students must have at least one year/1500 hours of current work experience. Students are required to submit a current resume at the time of application.
Total Credits Required
120 credit hours
High School Diploma or GED.
myEdison (online course management system)
Guided study courses; self-paced e-learning courses
Can receive credit for college-level knowledge via a Prior Learning Assessment.
If you studied at a regionally accredited community college, you may transfer up to 80 credits. If you studied at a regionally accredited four-year institution, you may transfer up to 120 credits. If you have studied at more than one institution, we can accept your credits, provided the institutions are regionally accredited.
The Advanced Level Practicum is the capstone requirement that relates student’s practical experience directly to academic theory. Students must have significant current experience (within the last 5 years)* in the field of their area of study in order to complete the degree program. This experience must be documented and approved as soon as possible after enrolling. While this experience is usually full time paid employment, the requirement may also be satisfied through documentation of part time or volunteer experience according to the following standards: * One year relevant, full time documented employment * Part time relevant documented employment that consists of at least 1500 hours total experience * Relevant documented volunteer service, at the appropriate level, that consists of a minimum of 1,500 hours total experience * Any combination of the above that satisfies the minimum hours of experience