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Overview

The B.A. in Human Services from National Louis University has a strong core of internship experiences and the B.A. in Human Services/Psychology combines coursework in human services with that of behavioral sciences for a stronger theoretical background in understanding human motivation and behavior. Each prepares students to advance in organizations that provide support and service to individuals, families, and communities in need.

Choose NLU's human services bachelor's degree if you:

  • Want to become a human service professional who will help individuals, families, groups, communities, human services organizations, and the society at large
  • Are interested in a program that incorporates case- and project-based applications of analytical and critical thinking skills within a human services context
  • Want to apply human services knowledge, theory, and skills in a professional environment
  • Seek a meaningful student experience that will enable you to successfully enter or advance in the field

Career

Graduates with a Human Services degree hold various positions, such as social service assistants, case management aides, social work assistants, residential counselors, community support workers, child-care workers, community outreach workers, life skills counselors or gerontology aides.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Interviewing Principles and Practices 
  • Crisis Intervention Principles and Practices 
  • Family Intervention Principles and Practices 
  • Human Services Fieldwork 
  • Human Development and Human Services in a Multicultural Society 
  • Survey of Populations with Special Needs 
  • Legal Issues in Human Services 
  • Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences 
  • Management and Leadership in Human Services 
  • Strategies of Community Intervention 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete and submit your NLU application.
  • Be certain that you meet the admission requirements for your program of study.
  • You must have all of your secondary, college and university foreign transcripts evaluated by one of NLU's approved foreign credential evaluation agencies. The course-by-course evaluation must verify degree equivalency of a level of education equivalent of a baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
  • Proof of English language proficiency is required.
  • The person(s) paying your tuition and living expenses while you attend NLU must complete and sign an affidavit of support.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10260 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    10260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10260 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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