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Human Services, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Chicago, IL, United States
The B.S. in Human Services degree at Loyola University Chicago 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 University Chicago'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.

Learning outcomes

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 in Human Services 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
    120 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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Online application: This is where you can tell us more about your extracurricular activities. Fill out the co-curricular section or upload a resume to your file after you submit the application.
  • Official secondary and high school transcripts: Send us the official high school transcript from each school you have attended. If necessary, please provide an English translation. 
  • Scores for merit scholarship consideration: You can decide to submit more than one set of scores, but for scholarship consideration, SAT or ACT must be submitted.
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor: Through our online application, you can e-mail a request for the letter, or you can download a Counselor Recommendation Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22750 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22750 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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