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BS in Psychology - Human Services for Psychology

From crisis intervention to conflict management, Walden University's Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Human Services for Psychology program is designed to help students understand solutions-based responses to societal challenges. Read more about this online BS program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Human Services for Psychology

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

An academic background in psychology and the social sciences could prove beneficial for prospective students of this Bachelor of Science in Psychology program. It could also be helpful for these students to demonstrate strong communication and managerial skills and have an interest in conflict management and human behavior. Aspiring students must either be at least 21 years of age; less than 21 but with 60 quarter credit hours; or a member of the military or a veteran. All applicants to Walden University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

What methods are used to resolve conflict and promote peace? What are the components of effective interviewing in human services? Which intervention strategies work best to confront different types of crises? These are some of the topics that students could expect to discuss when they enroll in Walden University's online Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Human Services for Psychology program. Concentration course topics may also include case management processes, the role of a human services professional, and human development stages from childhood to adulthood. The core curriculum is designed to cover major schools of thought in psychology, personality theories, psychological research methods, and cross-cultural psychology concepts.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

181 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Walden University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Concentration in Human Services for Psychology:

The 181 credits needed to earn this BS in Psychology degree reflect 46 credits in general education coursework, 70 credits in core and concentration classes, 20 credits in psychology electives, and 45 credits in general electives. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Walden University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Courses (46 credits)

  • Students take a minimum of two courses in each of the following areas:
    • Written and Oral Communications
    • Humanities
    • Mathematics/Natural Sciences
    • Social Science
  • Introduction to College Algebra

Core Courses (35 credits)

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychology Seminar
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Introduction to Basic Statistics
  • Methods in Psychological Inquiry
  • Psychology Capstone

Concentration Courses: Human Services for Psychology (35 credits)

  • Intergroup Conflict and Peace Building
  • Case Management for Persons in Need
  • Effective Human Services Interviewing
  • The Humanitarian Professional in a Changing World
  • Crisis and Intervention
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • Interdisciplinary Experience: Sustaining Quality of Life in the City
    • Interdisciplinary Experience: Change and Population Movements Across Borders
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • Human Development: Childhood and Adolescence
    • Human Development: Adulthood

Psychology Elective Courses (20 credits)

  • Students choose all of the following courses or any four 3000- to 5000-level courses from the School of Psychology:
    • Racial and Ethnic Identities
    • Psychology of Gender
    • Influence and Persuasion
    • Global Perspectives in Psychology

Elective Courses (45 credits)

  • Students choose 9 courses from general education or any bachelor's degree program, including psychology.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the BS in Psychology with a concentration in Human Services for Psychology program who wish to obtain counseling or social worker licensing will likely need to earn a master's degree. A graduate degree could also be necessary for an academic career or management positions. At the master's level, students could learn more about counseling theories and techniques, social work methods, and human behavior.

Master's degree options for graduates may include:

  • Master of Science in Human and Social Services
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Science in Human Services Counseling
  • Master of Science in Human Services Administration

Career Paths:

Successful completion of the BS in Psychology - Human Services for Psychology program could lead graduates to explore employment opportunities in social service agencies, community centers, mental health clinics, rehabilitation centers, or government agencies. They might seek positions where they assess, interview, and develop treatment or intervention plans for substance abusers, families, domestic violence victims, crisis victims, or those struggling with stress disorders.

Possible career options for graduates could include:

  • Social service assistant
  • Child advocate
  • Crisis intervention counselor
  • Community outreach coordinator
  • Mental health resource coordinator

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