Bachelor of Science in Human Services

Preparing for a career in human services requires more than textbook reading. Instead, it takes actually getting out into the field — investigating reports of child neglect, organizing programs to educate inmates, supporting the elderly in assisted living facilities and much more. Earn both your bachelor’s and your master’s degrees in human services in just four years through our 3+1 program.That’s why Southeastern University gives human services majors plenty of opportunities for hands-on experience. Graduates will enter the workforce with no fewer than 250 hours of on-the-job training, equaling about 30 full-time workdays. In addition, our professors — who have worked extensively in a variety of settings such as hospitals, schools, community mental health centers, special education programs, nursing facilities and churches — can expertly guide you in choosing an internship that will match your skills and interests. And, if working internationally in human services interests you, we offer an Australia studies program through the CCCU, where you will get a taste of serving and living in Brisbane, a culturally rich city located on Australia’s eastern coast.

Help meet the need for human services workers. Employment is projected to grow 22% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. (U.S. Department of Labor “Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014–2015 Edition”)

Program Details

39 hours of major core
55 hours of general education
27 hours of electives

Total credit hours — 121

Sample Core Courses

  • Case Management and Intervention (HUSV 2043 3013) — This course gives students a foundation in case management competencies and intervention strategies.
  • Group Dynamics (HUSV 3033) — This course is a study of group dynamics, with particular attention to therapeutic group- process. The role of the leader, issue-specific or problem-specific group facilitation, and strategies for dealing with particular group-process issues will be emphasized. Participation in group-process is required of every student.
  • Program Planning and Evaluation (HUSV 3063) — This course will examine the theory, process and procedures of program planning and evaluation. This course will also provide students with the basic set of skills necessary to design, develop and evaluate various human service programs.
  • Human Services and Faith Integration (HUSV 3433) — The purpose of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to explore human services from a Christian world view that involves intentionally integrating faith and human services with an emphasis on spiritual and professional growth.


Introduction to Human Services

Case Management and Intervention

Human Services Delivery

Human Services and Development Across the Lifespan

Group Dynamics

Human Diversity

Program Planning and Evaluation

Human Services Practicum and Field Experience I and II

Management in Human Services

Conflict Resolution in Human Services

Human Services and Faith Integration

Research Methods

Research support specialist

Director of operations

Teen program manager

Case coordinator

Case management aide

Community outreach worker

Direct care counselor

Program coordinator

Social service administrator

Youth specialist