Human Services, B.A. | Online (optional) | National Louis University | Chicago, United States
48 months
10755 USD/year
10755 USD/year
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The Bachelor of Arts in Human Services degree program from National Louis University prepares you to support the needs of individuals, families, and communities.

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You’ll develop the capacity to understand and assess the functioning of individuals and the dynamics of families, groups, and communities and train to be a successful employee in organizations that provide support, service, and other general human services related activities for individuals, families, and communities in need. 

The B.A. in Human Services from National Louis University offers an array of internship experiences that will give you a taste of working in the field, and the B.A. in Human Services/Psychology combines human services coursework with classes in behavioral sciences to give you a stronger understanding of human behavior and motivation.

What You Will Learn

67% Human Services Courses and Electives, 33% General Education: Coursework for the B.A. in Human Services focuses on applying theory learned in the classroom to practical situations you’ll encounter in the human services field. Highlights of what you’ll learn include:

Intervention Theory and Strategy

Crisis intervention; Building rapport and communicating with individuals in crises; De-escalation, harm reduction, and resolution; Family intervention strategies; Theories and dynamics of family development; Community intervention; Generating positive social change in community-based organizations.

Human Services Fieldwork

Minimum of 300 hours of fieldwork; Tasks and responsibilities of a human services professional; Applying classroom knowledge to professional settings; Working within human services organizations; Identifying your career interests.

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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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180 SCH

180 quarter credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended. Official e-transcripts are preferred and must be submitted directly from the issuing institution to Official paper transcripts must arrive in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution.
  • Applicants with less than 10 semester hours of transferable college credit must submit an official high school transcript or an official high school equivalency credential transcript (GED or HiSET)
  • Official military transcripts, military certificates (including Army, Navy, Marine Joint Services or CCAS-Air Force transcripts), nationally recognized certificates and CLEP/DANTES test scores may also be submitted for transfer credit consideration.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10755 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10755 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    10755 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10755 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

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


We are pleased to announce that for all students starting in the Summer 2020 (July) term, NLU is offering brand new undergraduate scholarships for international students! The new scholarships are listed below:

10% Automatic Opportunity Scholarship 

  • Applies to All NLU Undergraduate Programs including Hospitality Management
  • Eligible to Freshman and Transfer Students

50% #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship 

  • Awarded to Two Students Every Fall Term
  • Eligible to Freshman Undergraduate Students Only
  • Deadline is July 1st

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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