Oct 25, 2021  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2016-2017 
Undergraduate Bulletin 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Bachelor of Arts in Human Services

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The Bachelor of Arts in Human Services (BHS) 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 & 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
  • Most 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.

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts in Human Services totals 120 credit hours comprised of coursework in the areas of general electives, proficiency requirements, general education requirements and human services requirements.

Proficiency Requirements (9 hours)

General Education Requirements (21 hours)

Human Services Courses (42 hours)


A student may complete two concentrations. Concentration courses apply to the human services elective requirement and may include courses that have the LS prefix.

General Electives (48 hours)

Additional course work necessary to bring the total credit for the degree to 120 hours.

Additional Requirements

  1. Each student must complete a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of undergraduate credit in the Dominican University School of Professional and Continuing Studies BHS program.
  2. Each student must attain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. 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 anticipated completing degree requirement.

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