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Human Services, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Fort Wayne, IN, United States
Are you motivated to help people in your community improve their lives and families? Do you wish you could be an advocate for clients in the services offered to them by the community and local government? Would you like to have the ability to work at a variety of agencies? As an Purdue Fort Wayne graduate who holds a degree in human services, you could travel these paths and more.
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Virtually any social service setting in the United States would be a good match for the education and skills that you will acquire while earning your Purdue Fort Wayne degree in human services. You may choose to work with developmentally disabled children, physically and emotionally abused women, or individuals who are coping with chronic medical problems. Perhaps you would like to focus on incarcerated adolescents, work as a probation officer, or help individuals transition through a drug rehabilitation program. The calling you hear may be in gerontology services as a life-skills instructor, residential manager, activities coordinator, or adult day care worker.

Students who complete the bachelor’s degree curriculum will:

  • Apply concepts and principles from human services courses to work settings.
  • Implement practice theories and design treatment plans utilizing the appropriate theory.
  • Demonstrate competency, by analyzing human services helping skills.
  • Understand the structure and function of human services organizations.
  • Use a variety of computer programs necessary in human services organizations.
  • Demonstrate competency in two concentration areas.
  • Engage in a service learning project in the community.
  • Understand characteristics of people from a diverse range of backgrounds and varying demographics.
  • Understand methods, analyses, and interpretation for human services’ research.
  • Think critically using a clinical lens when working with clients.
  • Analyze their own values, predicting how these values will affect their academic and professional experiences.
  • Apply professional ethics and standards in human service settings.
  • Involve themselves in professional organizations and activities and lifelong learning.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International students outside of United States:

    • Fall - May 1
    • Spring - December 1
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Human Services
  • Helping Relationship Techniques
  • Basic Interviewing Skills
  • Introduction to Wellness and Stress Management
  • Behavioral Therapies
  • Clinical in Case Study Method
  • The Dynamics of Group Behavior
  • Clinical in Case Study Method
  • Introduction to Theories and Therapies
  • Case Methods
  • Psychopharmacology for Human Services
  • Ethics, Policy, Law and Professional Issues in Human Services 
  • Special Topics

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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    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

  • High school GPA
  • Successful completion of a Core 40 diploma (for Indiana residents) or a strong college-prep curriculum
  • SAT or ACT exam scores
  • Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10143 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10143 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    10143 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10143 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    4224 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4224 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fort Wayne

  • 830 - 1270 USD/month
    Living Costs

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