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BS in Human Services

Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Human Services program might appeal to those individuals who are interested in developing basic counseling skills and an understanding of human social and cognitive development. Read on to find out more about this bachelor's degree program.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Human Services

School Offering Program:

Colorado State University-Global Campus

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Program Prerequisites:

Applicants are eligible for admission into a CSU-Global Campus bachelor's degree program if they graduated high school (or earned a GED equivalent) and have completed some college. Applicants with less than 12 transferable semester hours of college credit may complete up to 15 credit hours at CSU-Global in non-degree seeking status and then apply for admission to a bachelor's degree program.

Program Description:

The curriculum of Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Human Services program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn methods and techniques in case management, crisis intervention and group and individual counseling. Major course topics could include human service worker roles and delivery systems, client assessment and treatment methods, problem solving and coping techniques and community resource management. Students might also study theories and processes in personality, social, intellectual, emotional and physical human development. A practical work experience in an actual clinic or a similar setting is offered as the program's capstone project.

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Program Length:

Colorado State University-Global Campus bachelor's degrees require that students successfully complete at least 120 semester hours of credits. CSU-Global works to maximize the amount of credit that can be accepted in transfer and provides students with as many options as possible to earn credits outside of the classroom in order to reduce educational costs and accelerate time to graduation. Applicants are encouraged to transfer as much college credit as possible (up to 90 semester hours may be accepted).

Financial Aid:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of student loans and grants. CSU-Global students may also be eligible for military and veteran benefits, payment plans, employer reimbursement and scholarships.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Human Services:

Human Services Major - 15 Courses (Credit Hours):

  • Applying Leadership Principles (3)
  • Working in Modern Society (3)
  • Race, Gender and Ethnic Relations in the U.S. (3)
  • Community Development (3)
  • Grant Writing (3)
  • Introduction to Human Services (3)
  • Human Development (3)
  • Intervention Methods in Human Services (3)
  • Crisis Intervention (3)
  • Case Management in Human Services (3)
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Human Services (3)
  • Human Services Administration (3)
  • Evaluation of Research and Theory in Human Services (3)
  • Students select one of the following courses:
    • Practicum (3)
    • Seminar - Human Services Strategy and Execution (3)
  • Capstone Project - Human Services Strategy and Execution (3)

Specialization Areas - Upper Division Courses:

Students may complete a specialization that consists of five (5) upper division courses (15 credits) as a supplement to their program major. Specializations allow students to select a series of courses in a career-relevant field based on professional and personal interests.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After completing Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Human Services program, graduates could consider enrolling in a master's degree program to further develop their counseling skills. They could consider master's degree programs in counseling, psychology, social work, human development or sociology.

Career Paths:

CSU-Global's Bachelor of Science in Human Services program is designed to prepare graduates to seek work in clinics, community centers, government agencies, family crisis centers or nonprofit organizations. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (, employment of social and human service assistants is expected to increase by 28% during 2010-2020 and by 25% for social workers during the same time period. Additional fields graduates might consider are:

  • Criminology
  • Homeland Security
  • Project Management
  • Public Administration
  • Operations Management
  • Public and Non-Profit Management