School of Education & Human Services
Adult Undergraduate Human Services Degree
In every sector of human services, from counseling to child, family, and school social work, to substance abuse, to mental health workers, the expectation of growth in the demand for jobs is high, and such jobs increasingly require a bachelor degree. The bachelor's of science degree in human services prepares adult learners for professional practice or graduate-level study with interdisciplinary theory-based course work and practical, hands-on field work. The program allows students to combine a passion for helping others with the Mount's state-of-the-art curriculum.
The Mount program is unique in that it encourages students to understand human development from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and to appreciate the role of community and faith in the development of the individual and in advocating for others.
Admission Requirements & Application
Individuals wishing to apply for admission in the bachelor's of science degree in human services must meet the following requirements:
Completed application - Apply Online
Completed request for criminal background check (includes payment)
Completed declaration of college major form for human services - See Academic Forms
Three or more years of full-time work experience
Students must complete 37 credits of Human Services coursework, including 28 credits of major requirements and 9 credits of related electives in one area of concentration.
The curriculum allows the student to choose an area of concentration or take courses from each general area, completing with the program with a final capstone experience course. Graduates are prepared to take the exam for certification as a Human Services-Board Certificate Practitioner (HS-BCP).
Classes run in cohorts that begin in August and run for two years. Classes meet one night a week at the Mount's Frederick Campus from 6-9:30 p.m. and run in 5- to 8-week sessions.
*Students may be able to transfer credits from an accredited institution, contact the program advisor for more details.