BS in Psychology and Human Services

Counseling and Behavioral Health

You're Ready to Finish What You've Started

Affordable, work friendly, and a huge step in your human services career and your education. You've started the work, now finish your bachelor's degree in a supportive environment with mentors and peers who understand your journey.

Choose between 100% online (fall entry only) or a blended model (fall or spring entry) with a combination of asynchronous courses with optional synchronous collaborative sessions, and one, three-hour, in-person Saturday session per course. 

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Available to Blended Program Only
Addictions Counseling
Behavioral Health

Nicole Poulter“I cannot overstate the emphasis WJC put on the mental health and self-care of all who are affiliated with this College. It’s uplifting to see WJC’s true alignment with providing mental health services for all and it’s an energy you can feel. I feel grateful to be a part of such an inclusive and supportive academic setting.”

Felicia Agbanyo, BS in Psychology and Human Services

Our Philosophy, Your Experience

At William James College, you will combine your classroom knowledge with hands-on experience to get a well-rounded and integrated education. Our curriculum combines an understanding of theory, training, and practice as you develop into a culturally responsive professional. You will be surrounded by like-minded faculty, staff, and peers who, like you, are dedicated to bringing high-quality services to culturally diverse clients, agencies, and organizations. With this training, you will be prepared to make a difference in our communities.

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See Yourself at William James

At William James, you'll gain exceptional training in a supportive, student-centered learning environment, with instruction and guidance provided by leading practitioners in the field. Throughout your studies, you'll experience our integrative philosophy of training and education, with application of classroom instruction in structured field experiences. Underlying this approach to professional training, is a sustained focus on your personal and professional development, with an orientation towards community service, and respect for those you'll serve.

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Our Partnerships with Community Colleges & ABA Organizations Can Make Applying Easy

William James College is proud to have “Articulation Agreements” or “Transfer Agreements” for our Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services program to provide a simple process for transferring your undergraduate credits. If you attend or have graduated from one of our partner colleges, we will transfer in your college-level coursework and guarantee your admission if you have a GPA of 2.5 of higher.

We also partner with several ABA organizations and are proud to offer a scholarship to employees from these agencies.

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Are you missing academic credit, but have life experience?

At William James College we understand that not all learning takes place in a classroom. Many of our students have gained considerable knowledge from their experience working in the field of human services. Students may be able to earn college credits toward their Bachelor of Arts degree by using the knowledge acquired through life experiences, including volunteering, employment, seminars, workshops, completion of non-credit courses, military training, or cultural experiences.

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Around campus, in the community, and in the news—
William James College is leading the conversation.

Student Spotlight: Felicia Agbanyo, Bachelor's Completion Program

Bachelor's student Felicia Agbanyo decided to join the behavioral health field after seeing the positive impact her mother made while working in group homes for individuals with disabilities.

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Veteran Day Event Invites Conversation, Reflection on Military and Educational Experience

An event held on November 12, and hosted by the MVP® concentration and the TVTV program, brought together students and graduates as panelists for a discussion where they reflected on their service and how skills gained or developed through service, including leadership, resiliency, trust, and communication, have impacted their academic journey.

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Course Spotlight: Using Pop Culture to Teach Psychology in the Bachelor’s Completion Program at William James College

Michael J. Peters, LMHC, MA, came of age in the late 1980s and has the vintage cassette tapes to prove it. His favorite artist was American rapper Tupac Shakur who, from the very beginning, gave voice to the systemic issues unfolding in his community—something that resonated with Peters on many levels. 

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