2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
    
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2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services - BS in Psychology


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The focus of the Human Services concentration is on building the skills that students need to create meaningful and positive changes in their communities. By understanding and applying the latest psychological principles and research findings, students learn ways to address many of the challenges—including poverty, drug addiction, and domestic violence—facing individuals today. Students have an opportunity to learn how to work effectively with families, social services agencies, and nonprofit organizations to implement solutions that improve the quality of life for others. Through their coursework, students examine best practices for crisis intervention, conflict mediation, and case management. This concentration prepares students for settings that promote the well-being of individuals and serve clients through advocacy and policymaking.

Degree Requirements


  • 181 total quarter credit hours
  • General education courses (46 cr.)
  • Core courses (35 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (35 cr.)
  • Psychology elective courses (20 cr.)
  • Elective courses (45 cr.)

Concentration Curriculum


Psychology Elective Courses (20 cr.)


Choose all four courses listed below or any four 3000-level, 4000-level, or 5000-level courses in the School of Psychology.

Electives (45 cr.)


Choose nine courses from general education, BS in Psychology, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. At least four courses must be at the 3000–4000 level. Elective credits should total 45 to meet the program requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.