Southern New Hampshire University offers a BA in Public Service for individuals who have completed an associate degree in Fire Science, Human Services, Criminal Justice or Paralegal Studies. This two-plus-two degree undergraduate program transfers in 60 credits of the associate degree as a block and is designed to be completed in two years of full-time study.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed.
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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for community and social service managers will grow 21% percent through 2022. That's faster than the average for all occupations.
Employment growth will be driven by increases in the elderly population as well as demand for substance abuse treatment and mental health and health-related services.
Public service majors land jobs with nonprofit organizations, private for-profit social service companies and government agencies. Most public service positions require a bachelor's degree or higher.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
National - Early action plan: Nov. 15 (for the fall), and get an admission decision by Dec. 15
International - Final Check-in Date: August 29
- Sophomore Seminar
- Applied Statistics
- American Politics
- State and Local Government
- Introduction to Psychology
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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.Schedule IELTS
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
As we look at your application, our first consideration is your academic background. We also look for well-rounded students who have a variety of interests and have been involved in school and/or community activities.
Most candidates admitted to SNHU have completed 16 college-prep courses, including:
Four years of English
Three or more years of mathematics
Two or more years of science
Two or more years of social science
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships. (This scholarship amount is only for students who do not need a visa to study in the U.S.)
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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