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Human Services, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (ARWU) Chicago, IL, United States
The B.S. in Human Services degree is a multidisciplinary program that draws courses from five Loyola departments: criminal justice, political science, psychology, sociology and social work
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Emphasizing Loyola's Jesuit, Catholic mission of knowledge in the care and service of others, coursework focuses on laying a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while sharpening students' applied skills. Located near numerous human services organizations and professionals, the program takes full advantage of Chicago's many resources for students.

In keeping with Loyola's principles of values-based education, students take two service-learning courses. These classes, which pair classroom learning with active service in the community, may be selected from the list of basic, concentration or elective courses, or from courses outside the major.

Students obtain hands-on experience through two required fieldwork courses. A three-hour course introduces students to the operations of human services agencies, the mechanics of service delivery and the fundamentals of client contact. A six-hour course immerses students in agencies for more extensive and in-depth skills training and direct client contact

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Psychology
  • Survey of Human Services
  • Human Services Practices
  • Statistics
  • Research Methods
  • Urban Politics
  • Clinical Competency
  • Supervised Fieldwork
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Violence
  • Human Sexuality
  • Maturity and the Aging
  • Aging in Culture and Society
  • Birth, Work, Marriage and Death
  • Juvenile Justice System
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Gender and Sex Differences and Similarities
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Adolescence

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • Check our deadlines. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Students must be admitted by February 1 to be eligible for a merit scholarship.
  • Submit your online application.
  • Ask your high school to send us your official transcript. All freshman applicants are required to submit an official transcript from their secondary school.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21360 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21360 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    42720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21360 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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