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Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences (Human Services concentration)

Bachelor's in Social Sciences (Human Services)

Excelsior's online Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences (Human Services concentration) can help prepare you for careers in rapidly expanding fields such as health services and elder care, as well as family services, nonprofit administration, public policy, and related fields.

Designed for working adults who need to balance college with work and family commitments, Excelsior College's social sciences degree program lets students explore a broad range of subjects while developing a versatile, highly marketable skill set.

A national innovator in distance education, Excelsior has been helping working adults meet their educational needs since 1971. You'll be able to earn a social sciences degree quickly, affordably, and conveniently by:

  • Taking online social sciences classes from your own computer, at the time and place that works best with your schedule.
  • Getting maximum transfer credit for your college work at other accredited institutions.
  • Receiving academic credit for certain forms of military education, professional training, and work experience.
  • Paying low tuition and student fees that keep the cost of a social sciences degree within almost any budget.

A Degree to Prepare You for Human Services Careers

Our social sciences degree program is led by outstanding faculty drawn from colleges across the country. You'll have the chance to interact with instructors and classmates via Excelsior's advanced online portal, while getting personalized support from our nationally recognized team of academic advisors.

The human services concentration provides you with an excellent foundation for careers in growing sectors. Possibilities include public health, nursing home administration, counseling, paralegal work, nonprofit leadership, government, journalism, and education.

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BS in Social Sciences Credit Requirements

Minimum of 120 credits: 60 credits (21 in upper level) in arts and sciences and 60 credits (9 in upper level) in applied professional courses, additional arts and sciences courses or a combination of both. Concentration: minimum of 33 credits, with at least 18 at the upper level including a 3 credit capstone course and a minimum 2.0 GPA required.

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Catalog: Liberal Arts


Review degree requirements, learning outcomes, core courses, and more in the Liberal Arts Catalog.

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Institutional Accreditation

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Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

All of Excelsior College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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