Jan 29, 2023  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022) 
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022)

BS in Human Services

This program prepares students to meet the growing need for qualified professionals who have a broad understanding of human services program development, implementation, and evaluation. Through this curriculum, students gain the practical skills required to assist individuals and communities in crisis. The curriculum comprises courses through which students have the opportunity to develop core human services competencies, including managing and resolving conflict, organizing community resources, and interacting with diverse communities.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the roles of human services professional practitioners.
  2. Develop a professional identity as a new human service professional practitioner.
  3. Describe how human services related research informs the delivery of culturally sensitive human services.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate application of a variety of human services intervention strategies.
  5. Communicate with a variety of stakeholders in a professional manner.
  6. Demonstrate an ability to determine client needs based on a variety of information.
  7. Demonstrate skills necessary to advocate for client needs in order to support positive social change.

Degree Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
  • General education courses (46 cr.)
  • Core courses (45 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (30 cr.)
  • Elective courses (55 cr.)
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)


BS in Human Services students should take HUMN courses when possible.

General Education Courses (46 cr.)

See the general education  section of this Walden University Catalog.

Note: At least three general education courses taken must be at the 3000 level or higher, including SOCI 4080.

Concentration Courses (30 cr.)

These courses are dependent upon the particular concentration. Please see the course list on each concentration page.

Electives (55 cr.)

Electives are dependent upon the particular concentration. Please see the elective requirements on each concentration page.

Capstone Course (5 cr.)