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Human Services

Students who elect this major are introduced to a perspective integrating psychological and sociological approaches. Students learn about how small groups operate, the roles of community and family, contemporary social problems, how social policy is formulated, and the impact of economics on social service issues. In research courses, they are introduced to the type of research methods important in social service settings. Human Service providers are employed as case managers, resource specialists, residential counselors, out-reach workers, activity planners, advocates, and community organizers. Besides preparing students for a variety of professional positions upon graduation, students are also prepared to continue their education in graduate degree programs such as Masters in Social Work, Masters programs in Counseling, or in Human Services Management. Human Services graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree from the Social Sciences Department.

Candidates for the baccalaureate degree must meet the Academic Standards for Social Science majors and they must also complete the major requirements listed below. Courses marked by the same superscript must be taken concurrently. 1, 2, 3

View the Human Services major Curriculum requirements.

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Lasell Introduces Cross-Registration Program with Regis College, Expanding on Courses Offered  Monday, March 30, 2015Lasell College will begin a cross-registration program with Regis College this Fall, enabling undergraduate students to enroll in additional courses there at no additional cost. Lasell students will be able to add selected Regis courses to their Lasell schedule starting with pre-registration this April.

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