Bachelor of Science in Human Services 

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services (HS) degree provides you with an educational foundation to build a rewarding career helping others experiencing social and personal difficulties. You will learn the importance of self-reflection and self-awareness to understand your beliefs, values, and biases as a necessary tool when working with vulnerable populations.

The human services degree is multidisciplinary and will prepare you to become skilled as a human services professional in multiple roles and settings to help improve the quality of life of those you will serve.  

Human Services majors choose a concentration area for their studies:

  • Social Engagement and Advocacy (SEA) 
  • Nonprofit Management and Social Innovation (NMSI)

As a human services major, you will graduate with competencies in communication, assessment, advocacy, documentation, community networking, cultural competence, social policy, civic engagement, and professional/career development.  

As a graduate of the human services program, you may qualify to take the Human Service Board Certified Practitioner (HBCP) exam for becoming a Human Service Board Certified Practitioner (HBCP).  



KSU human services students in the classroom

Program Snapshot

Program Format: Hybrid

Number of Credit Hours: 120 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Four-year Program

Primary Campus: Kennesaw

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Degree Pathway

Stay on path for graduation by using the degree pathway that maps out your courses by semester and by year.

Human Services Degree Pathway
degree pathway

Human Services Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Engaged – You will have the opportunity to be engaged in the community through internships, service learning, and volunteer activities to improve the lives of community residents. As a student, you will have the opportunity to interact with highly qualified, well-respected faculty and become involved with a wide variety of community activities. We offer a "real-life" instead of an "ivory tower" education, which is evidenced by our graduates' success in the job market.

  • Enhanced Technology -Wellstar College has “smart” classrooms incorporating top-notch technology to make learning less complicated.

What can you do with a Human Services degree?

As an Integrated Health Science graduate, you can pursue non-clinical careers that require an in-depth understanding of the healthcare industry, such as:

  • Case Manager
  • Nonprofit Volunteer Coordinator
  • Community Services Advisor/Coordinator
  • Rehabilitation Services Coordinator
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Behavioral Therapist
  • Community Outreach Specialist
  • Crisis Intervention Specialist
  • School Counselor
  • Policy Analyst


Human Services Salary and Career Information

A human services degree can provide you with several rewarding career choices. With an ever-growing and aging population, the need for skilled professionals is growing in almost every area of the field.

Double Owl

Double Owl Pathway

Double Owl Pathways allows undergraduate students to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees at significantly lower costs and in less time than pursuing each degree separately. KSU offers a variety of Pathways to choose from various disciplines, allowing students to graduate sooner and get a head start on their future careers.

Department of Social Work and Human Services

Kennesaw State University
Department of Social Work and Human Services
Prillaman Health Sciences, Suite 3200
Mail Drop #4103
520 Parliament Garden Way NW
Kennesaw, GA  30144-5591

Phone: 470-578-6630

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