Program Overview

Choose Excellence with a BS in Psychology and Human Services

If you are considering going back to school to complete your bachelor’s degree and want to advance your career in psychology or human services, the bachelor of science completion program at William James College could be the perfect next step. Find a supportive learning community; a flexible, blended program; and important hands-on field experience with our BS in Psychology and Human Services. Complete the 60-credit program in an accelerated two years or part time in three years. The courses are offered through a blended model with a combination of asynchronus and synchronous online courses and collaborative sessions, and one, three-hour, in-person Saturday session per course.

Customize your education with one of our optional career minors: Behavioral Health or Addictions Counseling. The program curriculum includes a supervised internship in your final semester, where you will have the opportunity to apply your new learning and skills in a clinical setting. Plus, if you maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher for your first 30 credits, you will be eligible to apply for the Honors Program.

We know going back to school can seem daunting, which is why the BS in Psychology and Human Services program is designed with the busy student in mind. If you consider yourself in one of these categories, you will not be alone.

  • Working Student
  • Mom, Dad, Caregiver, Guardian
  • Military, Veteran, or Military-Connected
  • Adult Learner
  • First-Generation Student

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Full Admission to the Bachelor's in Psychology and Human Services completion program requires a GPA of 2.5 or higher and one of the following:

  1. 60 credits, including at least 16 of the general education requirements or
  2. 45+ credits, including all 22 general education requirements

If you do not meet these requirements, you may be eligible for Conditional Admission.

What is Psychology and Human Services?

Psychology and Human Services are two distinct fields that we combined for our Bachelor of Science degree to prepare you for entry level and direct-care work in human-service and community health agencies. As a student, you will learn to use the scientific method to understand the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of individuals and groups. You will learn about theories of behavior and build foundational skills to meet the growing need for skilled professionals in a variety of settings. Human Services expands your scope of influence by providing advocacy skills and an understanding of social issues that impact communities.

Earning a bachelor’s degree is a great foundation for pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in psychology or counseling. Members of the BS in Psychology and Human Services Honors Program may complete up to six credits of graduate-level coursework while in the program.

Choose Real-World Learning with Experiential Education

Field placement is a transformational aspect of our educational model. As a BS in Psychology and Human Services student, you’ll graduate with 100 hours of internship training in your final semester. Our faculty will support you in finding and arranging an internship placement tailored to suit your career interests and goals. This field experience can be completed in your current job placement or at a new placement.

Choose Impact with a Commitment to Social Responsibility

Our undergraduate program is rooted in social justice, respect for diversity, and a multicultural perspective. This approach is woven through our entire curriculum and training model. We recruit, train, mentor, and prepare professionals who are committed to delivering culturally responsive care to meet a growing need in an increasingly diverse society. Our BS in Psychology and Human Services program seeks to contribute to developing a highly trained, diverse workforce as the entire community benefits when providers are from the many communities that comprise our country.

Choose Community Connectivity, Support and Student Life

The William James College community is supportive and connected. Our Dean of Students Office offers regular programming, in person and online, for all students and oversees our Academic Resource Center.

Choose Mentorship and Personal Growth

As a student in our BS in Psychology and Human Services, you will engage with faculty through your education and training. All students work closely with an advisor on course planning, professional development, crisis mitigation, and career goals.

William James College faculty are practicing professionals who bring their clinical expertise and real-world examples into the classroom. Specifically, our bachelor’s faculty members represent expertise across many domains of psychology including substance use and addictions, multicultural education, child and adolescent mental health, general counseling, mental health financing, organizational psychology, and more.


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The Power of Peer Mentoring

As a student in the Bachelor’s in Psychology and Human Services program, you will be paired with a peer mentor from one of our many graduate programs at William James College. Peer mentors, known as Social Change Mentors, participate in a structured training program and meet with you monthly to work on skill building, goal setting, goal-achievement planning, and personal enrichment.

This is a unique relationship that allows you to have a safe space to ask questions of a peer psychology student who understands the challenges of attending school and the importance of developing career skills including active listening, time management, email etiquette, and more. As a bachelor’s student, you’ll participate in the mentoring program in your first two semesters at William James College. You will then have the option to extend your mentoring to a second year through the Social Change Leaders program.

Choose Academic Excellence

At William James College, you will receive an education rooted in the principals of psychology and behavioral health. Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services will be well-equipped to enhance and advance their careers. Each course in the program will provide you with critical skills, knowledge, and training to make a difference in your community.

Each of our optional minor options—Behavioral Health or Addictions Counseling—provides you with a set of electives focused on in-depth study of the specific topic. This deep dive will help you prepare for a career in the field and still allows for unrestricted elective space throughout the program.

If you maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher after completing 30 credits (the equivalent of one year of full-time study), you will be eligible to apply for the bachelor’s Honors Program. Upon approval of admission to the Honors Program, you will be able to take 2 courses (ie 6 pre-specified graduate level credits) in an area of your professional interest. These higher level courses will count toward your undergraduate degree and may also be eligible for transfer to a related graduate program of study. Please note: completion of the Honors Program does not ensure acceptance into a graduate program at William James College.

Additionally, students in the BS in Psychology and Human Services program who maintain good academic standing throughout the program and have a GPA of 3.2 or higher are eligible to continue into the College’s online Master of Arts in Psychology non-licensure program or the Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis program. No application is required—eligible students will work with their advisor and submit a letter of intention prior to their final semester in the BS program.