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Human Services (Online), B.Sc.

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Shorter University’s online Bachelor of Science with a major in Human Services program will help students make a difference in the lives of others and their community and will also help students acquire the knowledge and skills they will need to develop as professionals in the human services industry.
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Shorter University’s Bachelor of Science in Human Services is a unique and interdisciplinary approach to meeting human needs. Human Service courses are grounded in the main helping fields of Social work, Counseling, Psychology, and Sociology. Additionally, Human Services promotes improved service delivery, accessibility, and accountability among practitioners (National Organization for Human Services, 2017). Earning a degree in Human Services will prepare students to actively and practically engage in the helping field. Students will be equipped with a variety of skills and the competence to apply those skills to various problems in living. The Human Services degree at Shorter University strives to develop dedicated helpers, lifelong learners, and competent leaders that are prepared to work as entry-level practitioners in the field of human services. The Human service professional is dedicated to the goal of helping clients become self-sufficient through teaching problem solving and opportunity development using case management skills, and client centered mental health practices. Students will gain an understanding of the human developmental process and will learn to use their diagnostic skills to analyze and to manage behavioral issues. Students will also gain an understanding of global and domestic problems, cross-cultural differences, diversity, as well as the ethical responsibilities of their profession. Students will integrate their classroom learning with first-hand experience through a 16-week internship.This is a 120 hour degree program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing in Social Sciences
  • Introduction to Human Services
  • Lifespan Development
  • Professional Ethics

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

1. Online Application 

2. English Test Scores: Native English speakers must submit SAT scores. Non-native English speakers must submit one official score: 

  • SAT: 450 critical reading + 450 math 
  • Cambridge English Exams
  • TOEFL ibt: 61- undergraduate, 68- graduate 
  • IELTS: 5

3. Transcript & Passport: We evaluate international transcripts in-house for undergraduate applicants! 

4. Proof of Finances: Provide official documentation showing that you, your family, and/or your sponsor can pay for your first year's expenses. 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    360 USD/credit
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  • National

    360 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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