With in-class coursework and field training, our bachelor’s degree in human services prepares you to help make a difference in the lives of others. This program was created with input from working professionals to ensure that you learn all the skills needed to start a career in the highly rewarding field of human services.
For those who want to help improve the lives of others, human services can be a very rewarding field. The work of human services professionals centers on helping individuals cope with their everyday lives and develop the skills needed for self-empowerment. This involves working with a broad range of age groups (from infants to seniors) in a variety of settings that may include families, the elderly, substance abuse, residential programs, administration, child welfare, criminal justice, developmental disabilities, education, gerontology and health care.
With a bachelor’s degree in human services, you will have the opportunity to serve diverse populations in a variety of non-profit, private and public sectors.
The Baker College Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree program is a 4-year, IACBE-accredited program consisting of 120 credit hours (90 hours of major courses and 30 hours of general education requirements). Our curriculum includes ethics and issues in human services, child welfare services and two 180-hour human services internships.
Our quality-focused, market-driven and rigorous program curricula will establish and enhance core business knowledge and the ability to anticipate and react to societal changes, as well as provide students with technological proficiency, the ability to make ethical decisions and the communication skills that embody the professional acumen graduates need to make positive contributions to their chosen fields.
This program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE), 3337 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 / 571-257-3959 / Web address: www.cshse.org.
This program is offered in-person on our campuses in Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Jackson, Muskegon, and Owosso. In Michigan our students come from Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Dearborn, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Owosso, Traverse City, and many other locations. Beyond Michigan, our online graduates hail from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and other states.
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