Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services Completion Program
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology and Human Services is a bachelor's completion program offered through a blended model with a combination of online courses and 1-2 Saturdays per month for an on-campus course. The program is 3-years part-time or 2-years full-time. Students are part of a learning group/cohort that accompanies them throughout their time in the program. There is an option concentration for students in Substance Use and Addictions.
The program gives students an affordable option to complete their undergraduate degree while continuing to work in the human services field. It is critical to strengthen the behavioral health workforce with the skills and credentials of an undergraduate degree so students can build a career and make a difference in the lives of the clients they serve. 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.
- Scholarship Opportunity for Greater Boston students through the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Initiative.
- Outstanding Faculty offer academic advising and career mentoring.
- Optional concentration in Substance Use and Addictions.
- 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
The program requires new students to have previously completed an Associate’s Degree or the equivalent of 60 undergraduate credits.
The student cohort often represents individuals from the following backgrounds:
- 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
- Students who have completed at least 60 credits toward a bachelor’s degree but are seeking a more flexible educational path to complement their work schedule or increase opportunities for hands-on practical experience.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
William James College is proud to offer scholarships to students in the Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services program. The scholarships are funded through our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Initiative (CAMHI), which is generously supported by a grant from the Boston Children’s Collaboration for Community Health. The grant was awarded in 2019 and will cover a three-year period from 2019-2022. If you have any questions about your eligibility and how to apply, please contact Marc Abelard, Director of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services is a 60 credit program, which can be completed in 3-years part-time or 2-years full-time.The teaching model is blended (combination of online and onsite coursework). 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.
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.
Transfer and Articulation Agreements
William James College is proud to have “Articulation Agreements” (otherwise known as Transfer Agreements) for our Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services. While we welcome students from all colleges, we’d like to highlight our partners below.
We welcome students to the Bachelor of Science program with an Associates or the equivalent of 60 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 if 2.5 or higher. You will not have to worry about whether or not your credits will transfer to our college. We want to make it as easy as possible for potential students to apply and complete their undergraduate coursework with us and pursue a rewarding career in the mental health field.
We currently have articulation agreements with the following colleges. However, we are always looking to expand our outreach and provide this opportunity to additional colleges.
If you are interested in a partnership with us, please contact Marc Abelard , Director of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services, at email@example.com
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
Send all application materials to:
William James College
1 Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459
Application Deadlines for Fall 2020 (August Start):
For Early Consideration: Wednesday March 11, 2020
For General Consideration: Thursday, May 13, 2020
Marc Abelard, MEd
Director, Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services
Julia Costa Rodenhiser
Enrollment & Retention Counselor, Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions
Teaching Faculty, Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Human Services