BS Human Services Management

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management is designed for adult learners who wish to relate their practical career experience to business and management theory.


The Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management is designed for adult learners who wish to relate their practical career experience to business and management theory.

The 41-credit, upper division, academic program places special emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills essential for the management of human services whether in the not-for-profit or for-profit organization. Providing a wide-ranging and detailed foundation in the management of human services organizations, the program offers coursework in the following areas: management and supervision, legal and ethical issues, community resources development, communications and grant writing, human resources, finance and budgeting, marketing and fundraising, statistics, and strategy.

The core curriculum is structured sequentially, with students taking one course at a time in the designed sequence. By combining academic learning with community service projects, the program allows for service-learning opportunities in which students can apply concepts learned in their courses to practice.

At the end of the course sequence, students are required to complete a capstone course which integrates material from all of the previous coursework through a focus on strategy. Students obtain the Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management degree by using the management core to build upon other traditional and non-traditional learning experiences. A minimum of 120 undergraduate credits is required for the BS-HSM degree.