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Human Services, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) , WA,
The field of Human Services at Western Washington University is broadly defined, uniquely approaching the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations.

About

The Human Services profession is one which promotes improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but also by seeking to improve accessibility, accountability, and coordination among professionals and agencies in service delivery.

Human Services majors at Western Washington University gain knowledge and experience in case management and interventions, human development, applied research, organizational management, program planning and evaluation and diversity and social justice.

The program includes four quarters (380 hours) of field studies (practicum and internship) that integrate theory, knowledge, and skills with professional practice. Students also participate in a six-course sequence of study that examines the human services profession within the context of self and individuals, small groups, organizations, communities, and global systems. The curriculum is designed to meet National Standards in human services education as outlined by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education.

Why Consider a Human Services Major?

Are you interested in a career working to support and enhance the well-being of individuals, families, communities and organizations? Are you seeking a major that integrates a liberal arts education with professional practice? Do you learn effectively through student-centered activities that encourage critical thinking, collaborative inquiry and active engagement to address real world problems? If so, you may want to consider a major in Human Services.

Since the mid 1970's, the Human Services major has attracted students with a strong commitment to social and economic justice, human dignity, self-determination, and the desire to support change through direct and indirect service delivery. Thousands of Human Services program graduates are currently working in meaningful positions in nonprofit, government, and community-based services.

Sample Careers
  • Children, Youth, and Family Services
  • Veterans Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • International Relief
  • Rehabilitation Counseling & Disability Services
  • Corrections & Law Enforcement
  • Community Development & Organizing
  • Faith-Based Services
  • Non-profit Management
  • Community-based Sports and Recreation
  • Alternative Education Housing and Food Securities

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Human Services Professionals and Personal Systems
  • Human Services Professionals and Interpersonal Systems
  • Human Services Professionals and Small Group Systems
  • Human Services Professionals Organizational Systems
  • Human Services Professionals and Community Systems
  • Human Services Professionals and Global Systems
  • Introduction to Human Services
  • Human Development and Human Services
  • Interviewing for Human Services

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

National students

  • The Freshman Application for Admission and Scholarships, including essay and activities list
  • $60 non-refundable application fee (fee waiver may be available)
  • Unofficial high school transcript or GED submitted electronically or by mail
  • Official ACT or SAT scores sent from the testing agency or your high school

International students

  • The International Student Application for Admission submitted by the application deadline
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • Official academic credentials
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21801 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21801 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6387 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6387 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 10-18 credits per quarter

Living costs for Bellingham

  • 1109 - 1690 USD/month
    Living Costs

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