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Bachelor's Degree

Health and Human Services
Bachelor of Science

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CLASSES START
May 6th

36 Mo.

Program Length

120

Credits

Online

Format

$415

Tuition cost per credit

Bachelor's Degree

Health and Human Services
Bachelor of Science

Program highlights

AccreditationAccredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Transfer creditUp to 90 approved credits
Format100% online classes
QuickPathsOption to earn up to 12 dual credits towards a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Social Work (MSW); transfer credit, stackable credentials, and adaptive learning technology build a faster pathway to a higher education with Herzing University
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Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Services
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Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Services

The Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Services is a 120-credit undergraduate program which prepares you for a wide variety of potential career pathways.

The online degree program provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills in behavioral health theory, counseling and communication, nonprofit management, grant writing, legal advocacy, and much more.

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Career-focused curriculum

Discover the crucial knowledge and skills required to succeed in your work and build a foundation for continued career growth.

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Flexible schedule

You can take classes during the day or in the evening. We strive to be as flexible as possible for busy non-traditional students.

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Virtual services

Access to extensive virtual services, including academic advising, tutoring, support services, technical support and library services.

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Lifelong support

We support your ongoing career advancement by providing comprehensive, personalized student services with lifelong career coaching.

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Rolling admissions

No application deadlines to worry about. Apply when you’re ready and prepare to get started soon.

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Curriculum

Program classes & curriculum details

The bachelor’s degree includes 8 behavioral health courses totaling 25 credit hours. Courses prepare students with a foundation of behavioral health entry-level skills that can be applied to a range of diverse career paths. This core is unique to Herzing and will allow students in Health and Human Services to work in settings that improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities.

All didactic (lecture-style) classes are delivered online. There is no field work, practicum, or internship included as part of the program. You can personalize your education utilizing 9 open elective credit hours, and potentially apply for dual credit towards an MBA or MSW program.

ProgramsMonthsiCredits
Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Services36120

i. Average number of months for students to complete the program attending full-time

Required Courses in Behavioral Health

All courses, 25.00 semester credit hours, are required.

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Required Courses in Business and Human Resources

All courses, 9.00 semester credit hours, are required

Required Courses in Health and Human Services

All courses, 39.00 semester credit hours, are required.

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Open Elective Courses

A minimum of 9.00 semester credit hours is required. Eligible students can take up to 12.00 credit hours of graduate level coursework to complete a portion of the open electives requirement.

Dual Credit Graduate Level Course Options for Open Electives Requirement

Dual credit options are available for open electives requirement for students who qualify. See Academic Information for full requirements under title Earning Graduate Credits as an Undergraduate Student.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this bachelor's degree must complete a minimum of 36.00 semester credit hours in general.

Transfer students may transfer courses that are within 1.00 semester credit hour of the courses listed above to meet these discipline requirements. Any resulting deficiency in the total of 36.00 semester credit hours required in general education may be made up with general education electives from any of the listed disciplines.

Personal and Professional Development Courses

A minimum of 2.00 semester credit hours is required.

Tuition & Cost

Tuition & Cost

The cost of tuition for the Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Services program is $415 per credit.

You can potentially earn even greater savings by transferring credit from prior college coursework, applying for financial aid, or potential partnership opportunities through your employer.

Our goal is your career advancement. That’s why we are always working to improve our curriculum and processes to make our program as affordable as possible while preparing you best for success in your work.

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 Scholarships & Financial Aid

You may be eligible for multiple scholarships and grants, both through Herzing University and several national scholarship websites.

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 Military/Veteran Discounts

Veterans, Active Duty U.S. Servicemembers, and spouses may qualify for a 10% tuition discount or tuition reduction to $250 per credit.

VA/Military benefits 

Requirements

Enrollment requirements

Prerequisites to enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Services program include:

  • Completion of a high school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Meet and interview with a Herzing University admissions advisor
  • Complete an enrollment application

Eligible states for enrollment: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, District Of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands.

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Degree Pathways

Degree pathways: build a foundation for graduate study

Choose Herzing University and several degree pathways at the master’s degree level are potentially available for you in the future.

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Earn dual credit in the BSHHS program

Advance your education in behavioral health and pursue a master’s degree in social work, an important step towards becoming a clinical social worker.

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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Earn dual credit in the BSHHS program

Step towards becoming a leader in business. Our MBA program includes options for several concentrations, including Human Resources (HR) and Healthcare Management.

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Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Become a behind-the-scenes leader in the delivery of healthcare. You can utilize skills acquired in a health and human services bachelor’s degree program to qualify for an MHA program in the future.

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Master of Science in Nursing – Direct Entry (MSN-DE)

You may potentially find your calling in the field of nursing. With a bachelor’s degree in health and human services, you may be eligible to pursue a master’s degree in nursing.

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Accreditation & Recognition

Our accredited & recognized online school

We strive to earn rank as one of the top private, nonprofit universities in the United States. Just as you work every day to become the best version of yourself, so do we as a university.

We are proud to have attained institutional accreditation in addition to industry recognition for our accomplishments helping students earn a college education and find career success.

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Herzing University is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Careers

What can I do with a bachelor’s degree in health and human services?

A bachelor’s degree in health and human services can help prepare you for many different types of jobs. The broad, interdisciplinary education you receive opens the door to several potential career paths in behavioral health, social services, allied health, business, criminal justice, and more.

Depending on the degree level you earn, you can potentially qualify for everything from entry-level administrative to high-level positions in administration or policy.

Potential job titles include, but are not limited to:

  • Adoption Services Manager
  • Child Welfare Services Director
  • Children’s Service Supervisor
  • Clinical Services Director
  • Transitional Care Director
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator
  • Volunteer or Program Coordinator
  • Grant Writer or Director of Development
  • Executive Director of a Nonprofit

Salary potential & job outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Social and Community Service Managers earn an average salary of $79,310 per year ($38.13 per hour).*

Employment of Social and Community Service Managers is expected to rise 9% from 2022-2032, faster than the average across all U.S. occupations.

The demand for jobs in the social and human services sector is on the rise. Now is an excellent time to begin earning the education you need to compete in this growing field.

Become a certified human services practitioner

By earning an Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Services from Herzing University, you can fulfill the educational requirement to become a Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP).1

Additional HS-BCP eligibility requirements currently include 350 hours of postgraduate work experience in human services, with an exemption for those employed as a human services educator.

Our career-focused curriculum helps you prepare to earn this important industry credential employers recognize as key for success in potential human services jobs.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

There is some overlap when it comes to careers in human services and social work. In both career fields you’ll be helping individuals and/or communities solve problems and find better social outcomes. Degree programs typically cover introductory behavioral health and global topics relevant to both career pathways.

However, jobs in human services typically focus on the health of communities at large, while social workers tend to place more focus on helping individuals and their families. Human service workers apply interdisciplinary skills to solve many types of problems in communities, while social workers help those in need to secure access to important social resources.

For instance, our Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Services curriculum includes study of nonprofit organization management, grant writing and fundraising, program planning and development, and volunteer, board, and community development.

On the social work side, our Master of Social Work curriculum zooms in on social services primarily for individuals and families, including clinical social work theory and practice, social policy and services, clinical social work interventions, and more.

The range of jobs you can potentially apply for with a bachelor’s in health and human services can make this number difficult to identify.

However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides figures for the occupational grouping Social and Community Service Managers, containing some of the most common types of professions in human services you can qualify for with a bachelor’s degree.

According to the BLS, Social and Community Services Managers earn an average annual salary of $79,310 per year ($38.13 per hour).* Pay can vary based on your education, experience level, and state of employment.

Yes, earning a degree in human services is worth it!

You’ll earn a good educational foundation to pursue jobs making real, impactful change for individuals and their communities. You can become a difference maker, and advancing your education is an important first step towards success in your new career path.

Get your start in human services with a university dedicated to your success. We are your lifelong learning partner devoted to making your rewarding career possible.

How long it takes depends on several factors, including your prior college education and the degree path you choose.

We offer three different entry points into the field of human services:

All program length estimates are averages based on full-time enrollment.

The highest degree level we offer in health and human services is the undergraduate bachelor’s degree program.

If you want to advance your education to the master’s degree level in the future, we have many potential pathways you may consider. You can potentially earn dual credit towards a Master of Social Work (MSW) or Master of Business Administration (MBA)—or choose to pursue more healthcare-focused options in healthcare administration or nursing.

Yes, but it may be more appropriate to say psychology is an important element in the delivery of human services—among other fields.

Psychology represents a discipline that is a crucial component in human services, though a degree in psychology can be applied in jobs outside of the generally accepted category of “human services” jobs.

Psychology focuses on understanding individual human behavior and functioning, emphasizing an interpersonal skillset transferable to many different professions.

Human services focuses on the leadership and management of social service agencies designed to address social problems, emphasizing how to provide services.

In general, the difference is psychology more commonly regards individuals while human services more commonly regards communities. Our psychology and health and human services curriculums reflect this basic difference.

However, both fields are close neighbors in the field of behavioral health. Pursuing one major now does not necessarily mean you cannot advance in the other in the future!

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Disclosures

Disclosures

1. Certification in this program is not a state requirement.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics 2022 / Occupational Outlook Handbook 2022. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.

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The program has an automatic transfer of credits, and allows you to transfer up to additional credits.

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Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Services Online Campus
Tuition
Cost per Credit$415.00
Base Tuition$49,800.00
Savings from Transfer Credits (90 x $415.00 )(-$37,350.00)
Estimated Tuition Cost*$12,450.00
Fees
One-time Program Fee$0.00
Per-semester Program Fee$0.00
Per-semester Learner Resource Fee$530.00
Estimated Total Fee*$1,060.00
Total Semesters 1
RequiredNeeded
82
Total Credits
RequiredNeeded
12030
Estimated Cost 2
Base CostYour Cost
$54,040.00$13,510.00
Estimated Savings*
$40,530.00

Available Scholarships & Loan Options

Who Can Apply

Available to applicants who attended a college or university that closed within the last 12 months and were attending within 120 days of the school closure date

Requirements

Must be enrolled in a comparable program at Herzing University, submit a copy of an official transcript from the closed school, and complete the Closed School Discharge Disclosure

Who Can Apply

The Crisis Support Grant is an emergency grant for active students experiencing a financial crisis

Requirements

GPA requirements must be met. All applicants must be actively enrolled in a degree-seeking program, have a record of good conduct, and financial standing with the university

Who Can Apply

All Herzing University students are eligible to apply via the formal application process outlined below. Students must apply prior to the start of either semester in their last academic year before graduation. The application period is open during the summer semester.

Requirements

An application including a personal statement, letters of recommendation, and examples of community service is required. In addition, the scholarship review committee may review GPA and unmet financial need as part of eligibility criteria.

Who Can Apply

Available to applicants in any program that demonstrate a financial need and are unable to cover the cost of attendance with alternative resources in their final academic year

Requirements

Must submit an application and have used all financial resources in the final academic year resulting in a gap in financial resources

Who Can Apply

Available to applicants in any program that demonstrate a financial need, who are unable to cover cost of attendance with alternative resources

Requirements

Must show financial need and are unable to cover cost of attendance with alternative resources

Who Can Apply

Dean's List and President's list students

Requirements

Must be enrolled in an Associate or Bachelor program, on the Dean's or President's list, and submit an application.

Who Can Apply

Must be a Herzing graduate who has re-enrolled in a higher-level degree and remain enrolled in the desired program

Requirements

Must be enrolled at least half-time for the duration of the program

Who Can Apply

Must be an international student attending HU through an agreement with a school/agency in your home country

Requirements

Must either be attending a resident campus as F-1 student or enrolled in an online modality study through an established school partnership

Who Can Apply

Must be an eligible AmeriCorps Alumni who is enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree seeking program

Requirements

Must submit a payment request for an eligible institution through their individual account in 'My AmeriCorps'

Who Can Apply

Yellow ribbon may be given to veterans entitled to the maximum benefit rate for Post-911

Requirements

100% CH 33 eligible

Who Can Apply

Honorably discharged veterans, severely injured servicemembers, family members of Active Duty Servicemembers and Severely Injured Servicemembers, active duty servicemembers in graduate-level programs, dependents of deceased servicemembers, public safety and first responder personnel

Requirements

Proof of Veteran (DD-214), Active Duty, or injured status is required. 

Proof of active and current employment as public safety personnel or first responder

Who Can Apply

Active Duty Servicemembers in undergraduate programs and National Guard or Reserves activated or actively training and drilling in preparation for potential activation

Requirements

Proof of active duty status is required

Who Can Apply

Employees of a business participating in the Herzing Partnerships Program.

Requirements

Proof of active and current employment or association with partner organization

Who Can Apply

Recipients must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program for the Fall with a Herzing University campus located within Wisconsin.

Requirements

Applicant's background must reflect one or more of the components as determined by the UPS Foundation and CIC's First Opportunity Program: first generation student, low-income, minority; or new American student.

Who Can Apply

The program is designed to provide financial support for women that demonstrate leadership potential, initiative, and excellent communication skills and are pursuing a career or have an interest in public service, government, and/or the political process.

Requirements

To be considered for this scholarship, an applicant must be actively enrolled as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student in good academic standing and plan to enroll in the Fall. In addition, an applicant must be a female resident of Wisconsin and have a financial need as determined by Herzing University based on eligibility for the Pell Grant.

Who Can Apply

Rath Distinguished Scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement, merit, and leadership.

Requirements

Must be an actively enrolled student in good standing. If an entering first year student, the scholarship applicants must have graduated among the top 25 percent of their high school class. If a sophomore, junior, or senior, applicants must have demonstrated academic excellence by maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent). In addition, scholarship recipients are to demonstrate strong campus and community leadership. Applicants must be enrolled through the Fall semester. Scholars must be U.S. citizens; Wisconsin residents preferred.


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Actual semesters to complete are dependent upon university approved transfer credits and program mapping.

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Estimated program length, estimated number of semesters, and estimated program shown above are standard by program for each student based on: a student taking a full-time course load each semester, the student not having any transfer credits (from previous Herzing experiences or from other post-secondary institutions), and successful completion of each course.

Current tuition rates for all programs are effective through the Summer 2024 semester.