Associate of Arts (A.A.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Undergraduate Certificate
Rindge, New Hampshire
Do you have a passion to improve the lives of people in need? With a Human Services major, you’ll be prepared to become a “helping professional.” Through your coursework and internships, you will develop strong communication skills and the role of technology in health and human services. Students also learn to assess a client’s needs for care, counseling, education, rehab, or other services from faculty with real world experience. In this program, you’ll evaluate programs and explore how community resources and agencies can empower individuals, strengthen communities, and impact public policy. As a human services graduate, you can work with people to help them reach personal goals or with large communities to implement positive changes.Apply to This Program Now
Samantha Murgo Talks About How She Chose Franklin Pierce University
Samantha Murgo, '22, Criminal Justice and Human Services major, talks about how she Chose Franklin Pierce University as her school.
Renee Sangermano Talks About Her Journey
Renee Sangermano has worked on her undergraduate degree in Human Services off and on for twenty years while working full-time and raising three children. She has received awards for her public service work and graduated with a B.A. in Human Services in 2022 from Franklin Pierce University and is accepted into a Masters Program in Public Administration at the University of New Hampshire.
What can I do with a Human Services Degree?
What Makes our Human Service Programs Different?
At the undergrad level, Franklin Pierce offers distinct paths to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Criminal Justice:
- Our On-campus BA program for first-time college students provides the core curriculum and flexibility for students to focus in particular areas (social work, counseling, management).
- Our Online BA or AA program designed for working adults—awards credits for experience and can be completed in as little as 18 months
- Undergrads can combine On-campus and Online course with credits for internships or professional experience to complete the BA program in 3 years.
Who Should Study Human Services?
You’ll find this major a good fit if you have or want to develop:
- Interest in advocating for vulnerable groups
- An ability to provide care, rehabilitation or education
- Steady judgment and decision-making under stress
- Clear sense of integrity, honesty and ethics
- Expertise in human rights, victim or child advocacy
On-campus Bachelor of Arts in Human Services
Do you have a passion to improve the lives of people in need? With a Human Services major, you’ll be prepared to become a “helping professional.”
Through your coursework and internships, you will develop strong communication skills and the role of technology in health and human services. Students also learn to assess a client’s needs for care, counseling, education, rehab or other services from faculty with real world experience.
Online Bachelor of Arts in Human Services
Explore the fields of psychology, sociology, social work, criminology, and business as you help others reach their potential while maximizing yours with a degree in Human Services.
Professors work to ensure you are prepared to integrate your knowledge, values, and skills to develop the social functioning of individuals, families, and communities. Combine online and classroom learning, part or full-time study, and six academic terms, to create a flexible and personalized schedule.
Your knowledge gained from life experience is also recognized. Receive college credit for accumulated certifications, professional licenses, on-the-job-training, and other life experiences. You may also be eligible for grants, loans, and scholarships in the form of financial aid.
As a Franklin Pierce University graduate, you will possess the technical and leadership skills needed to expand your opportunities and push your career to the next level.
- HCA360 Healthcare Ethics, Policy and Law
- HU101 Introduction to Human Services
- HU450 Contemporary Social Problems in Human Services
- HU489 Human Services Senior Seminar
- MT260 Statistics
- SO101 Introduction to Sociology
- SO203 Grassroots Activism for Social Change
- SO205 Race and Ethnicity in Society
- SO318 Social Science Research Methods
- SO320 Social Welfare Policy
- SO321 Social Science Computer Skills
Choose four of the following electives, at least one from each group, and two must be 300 level or higher:
HUMAN SERVICES MANAGEMENT:
- HCA201 Introduction to Healthcare Management
- HU495 Internship in Human Services
- MN321 Organizational Behavior
- PS220 Group Dynamics
- PS340 Techniques of Counseling
- PS345 Crisis Intervention
- HU211 Death and Dying
- HU220 Creating a Family
- SO220 Families in Society
- SO421 Inequality in Society