Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services Completion Program

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The Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services is a bachelor's completion program. Individuals with an AA or AS degree from an accredited college or university can apply to study for their Bachelor’s degree in a work friendly two-year full-time or three-year part-time program. The degree program is a blended model with a combination of online courses and 1-2 Saturdays per month for an on-campus course. The program is designed in a cohort model so that students have a learning group that accompanies them throughout their matriculation.

William James College seeks to assist students in further developing their careers and to add to their competitiveness for more rewarding and better paying careers in mental health and human services. This program seeks to contribute to developing a diverse work force as the entire community benefits when providers are from the many communities that comprise our country.

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Program Highlights
  • Outstanding Faculty offer academic advising and career mentoring.
  • Our program can be completed while working full time.
  • We offer a supportive learning environment with academic support services.
  • Tuition is affordable
  • Cohort model
  • Field education
  • Blended online and onsite classes
  • Veteran friendly
Who This Program is For

Full and part time community college students who are nearing completion of their Associate’s degree and are seeking an entry-level career in Human Services

Current employees of human service agencies, including entry level caseworkers, counselors, program and shift supervisors who seek to advance their careers and to deepen their understanding of human behavior and social issues using a variety of ethnic, cultural and political contexts.

Former community college graduates who are seeking a new career as entry level human services caregivers and practitioners.

Veteran Friendly School

William James College is a veteran friendly school with an active and robust veterans program supported by a full-time Director, Associate Director, and Certifying Official. All student veteran applicants for the undergraduate program will be afforded the same level of support as the graduate students. Additionally, they will be invited to participate in all events pertaining to the school’s Military and Veterans in Psychology concentration.  For more information on our Veterans’ resources at William James College, please visit our web page.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants can submit an application to William James College. The application includes a personal statement and submission of undergraduate transcripts. A well-qualified candidate will have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. 

Field Education

Students in their last year will have a field placement experience. This supervised experience will provide students with an opportunity to apply their new classroom skills in clinical settings.

Tuition and Fees

$500 per credit hour, plus an annual student service fee of $500 per year.  

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Delivery Model

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services is a 60 credit, three-year course of study. The teaching model is blended. Students attend courses fall, spring and summer each year. In most semesters, students register for 2 or 3 courses in each semester. The program is work friendly and students can maintain a job throughout the program. Each course meets online with a 3 hour, once a month class held on a Saturday on campus. In most semesters, students will spend one to two Saturdays per month on campus. 

Career Outlook

Successful graduates of the BS in Psychology and Human Services will qualify to apply for more challenging jobs in mental health and human services. In addition, this degree should increase the graduate's earning potential. Graduates can also consider applying for graduate study in the many mental health, human services and health care degree programs at the Master's and the Doctoral level. 

Apply to This Program

The Undergraduate Degree Program seeks candidates for admission who are academically qualified and prepared to successfully meet the program requirements. The program is designed for mature and motivated adult learners who desire to complete their undergraduate degree within a community of high achieving human service professionals. While reviewing candidates, the committee will look for:

  • Overall academic preparation
  • Transferable academic semester credits completed at one or more accredited colleges
  • Work/professional activities indicating maturity and appropriate motivation
  • Demonstrated commitment to complete this program

Required Application Materials:

  • Completed William James College Undergraduate Program Application for Admission
  • Personal Statement: A reflective essay that describes (1) your experiences and persons who influenced your decision to study the field of human services and (2) what you hope to accomplish with your bachelor’s degree. The recommended maximum length of your essay is 500 words.
  • Official transcripts, sent directly to the William James College Admissions Office from each accredited institution attended

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Send all application materials to:
William James College
Admissions Office
1 Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459

Application Deadline for Fall 2018
For Early Consideration: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
For General Consideration: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Afterward, applications are considered on space available basis

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Contact Us

Marc Abelard, MEd
Director, Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services

Yousef AlAjarma, PhD, REAT
Academic Director, Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services

Yousef AlAjarma and Marc Abelard

Yousef AlAjarma, PhD, REAT (left) and Marc Abelard, MEd (right).

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