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Human Services, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Paradise, NV, United States
The Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services in the Department of Educational & Clinical Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is a rigorous program of study that helps students acquire the awareness, knowledge and skills necessary to promote mental well-being and to advocate for the populations they serve.
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Overview

The Human Services degree program offered by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has an applied emphasis with a strong grounding in counseling research and theory. Human Services graduates are prepared to enter the workforce in paraprofessional counseling positions in mental health, addictions, and child and adolescent services or pursue graduate degrees in the helping professions.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of an array of theoretical and applied human service, counseling and psychological theories;
  • Demonstrate a range of paraprofessional counseling skills sufficient to conduct entry-level human services interventions;
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate orally and/or in writing and interact effectively with other helping professionals;
  • Demonstrate an ability to understand research and critique professional literature in human service, counseling and psychological professions;
  • Deliver professional services within the guidelines of the ethical and professional practice;
  • Meet consumer needs of diverse clients with an appreciation of multicultural perspectives;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the case management process, typically from intake through program design, implementation and evaluation to termination;
  • Demonstrate understanding of processes of social change through community development, advocacy and public policy;
  • Be prepared to secure a position in the helping profession or gain entrance to graduate school.

Career Possibilities

Possible career options after receiving this degree:

  • Criminal justice system
  • Social services system
  • Drug and/or alcohol counselor

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interpersonal Skills in Human Services
  • Multicultural Issues of Counseling
  • Introduction to Human Services Counseling
  • Relationships Across the Lifespan
  • Counseling Skills in Human Services

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    44

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

National

  • Nevada Advanced High School Diploma
  • High School Transcript
  • ACT/SAT Test Scores

International

  • College/University Transcript(s)
  • If you have completed coursework at a non-US high school or college, you must also submit a certified evaluation (course-by-course with GPA calculation) by a NACES member organization. This evaluation and translation converts your non-US coursework to the US equivalency so that UNLV can evaluate your documents for admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23342 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23342 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8291 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8291 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Paradise

  • 1088 - 1680 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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