Aug 25, 2019  
2019-2020 University Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 University Bulletin

Human Services - B.P.S.


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The bachelor of professional studies degree (BPS)  with a major in human services is an interdisciplinary program focusing on the fundamental skills of communication, research and data analysis, which apply to a broad range of fields. Students may elect to declare up to two concentrations, including disability advocacy, international studies, labor relations, sustainability studies, and training and development. Students also may petition for new concentrations to meet their specific career needs. Consistent with Dominican University’s longstanding commitment to social justice, students are required to complete a course in professional ethics on top of at least one ethics unit in each class. Courses are conveniently offered in the evenings at Triton College or online in an accelerated 8-week format.

Graduates of the program will be prepared to work in a wide range of fields from the private, public and nonprofit sectors. The concentration model allows students to develop specific skills to match their career goals. In addition, the rigorous foundation coursework will prepare students for graduate or professional school.

  • Each academic year consists of six 8-week sessions
  • Classes are offered in an eight-week format
  • Transfer credit of up to 68 semester credit hours from community colleges or up to 90 semester credit hours from a combination of community colleges and 4-year colleges or universities may be granted.

Major Requirements

In addition to satisfying the proficiency and general education requirements for the bachelor of professional studies, students must complete 42 credits in the major or related areas.

Required Courses:


Complete the following (42 credit hours):

Emphases


A student may choose to complete two emphases. Concentration courses apply to the human services elective requirement.

Additional Requirements


Each student must file an application for graduation with the Office of the Registrar by the deadline posted for the  semester in which the student anticipates completing degree requirements.

Accelerated Degree Options


Bachelor of Professional Studies/Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution

High-achieving undergraduates can apply for the bachelor of professional studies/master of arts in conflict resolution accelerated degree option. Students admitted to this option can enroll in MCR courses before completing the baccalaureate degree and have up to 9 MCR credit hours apply to both their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Additional information is available through the CASS advising office.

Bachelor of Professional Studies/Master of Social Work

High-achieving undergraduates can apply for the bachelor of professional studies/master of social work (MSW) accelerated degree. Students admitted to this option can enroll in MSW courses before completing the BPS and have up to 30 MSW credit hours apply to both their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Additional information is available through the CASS advising office.

Bachelor of Professional Studies/Master of Library and Information Science

High-achieving undergraduates can apply for the bachelor of professional studies and, in their senior year, take up to two library and information science courses with approval of the director of the School of Information Studies. The 6 LIS credit hours apply to both their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Additional information is available through the CASS advising office.

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