The Program

MCNY’s accredited Bachelor of Professional Studies in Human Services is the degree for people who are passionate about improving the lives of others. Graduates emerge as true practitioners, equipped with the theoretical foundations and practical skills to make an impact and contribute as front-line leaders. MCNY also offers an accredited Associate in Human Services that can serve as a stepping-stone to the BPS degree—or to an exciting career in the helping professions—and can be earned in as little as 16 months.

Bachelor of Professional Studies Human Services

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This program will allow you to:

  • Be prepared for a leadership position in a wide variety of human services settings, such as childcare, eldercare, substance abuse, counseling, and community affairs.

  • Earn your degree in as little as two years and eight months.

  • Gain hands-on experience and practical knowledge through Constructive Action, a workable plan the student develops and implements.

  • Benefit from  flexible scheduling options  designed to make education practical for working adults.

  • Have access to financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

Community and social services job outlook

Community and social service occupations include social workers, counselors, and religious workers. Employment of community and social service occupations is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 306,200 jobs. Most projected new jobs in this occupational group are in counselor and social worker occupations, as their services will continue to be needed in areas such as drug abuse counseling and rehabilitation counseling, and also for school and career counseling.

The median annual wage for community and social service occupations was $46,090 in May 2019, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $39,810.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Purpose 1 Purpose 2 Purpose 3 Purpose 4
Constructive Action Self-Assessment and Preparation for Practice Promoting Empowerment through Professional Relationships Promoting Empowerment through Work in Groups Promoting Empowerment through Teaching and Communication
Values & Ethics Contemporary Values & Classical Ethics Critical Thinking & Writing through the Study of Literature Group Values, Norms, and Morality Philosophies and Theories of Learning and Cognitive Development
Self & Others Human Biology and the Life Sciences Social & Developmental Psychology I Social & Developmental Psychology II Philosophies and Theories of Learning and Cognitive Development
Systems Introduction to Social Systems Social, Political, and Economic Aspects of Service Delivery Systems The Sociology of Group Behavior American Government
Skills Computer Applications for Profit & Non-Profit Management / Math for Human Services I Math for Human Services II Statistics for Group Analysis Public Speaking & the Arts of Persuasion
Field Work Practicum Practicum Practicum
Credits 15 15 15 15
Purpose 5 Purpose 6 Purpose 7 Purpose 8
Constructive Action Promoting Empowerment through Counseling Promoting Empowerment through Community Liaison Promoting Empowerment through Supervision Promoting Empowerment through Change Management
Values & Ethics Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling Comparative Philosophies of Communities Political & Economic Philosophy Philosophies of Change and their Impact on Social Policy
Self & Others Models of Counseling Community Psychology Marketing for Non-Profit Organizations The Individual, the Organization, and Social Change
Systems Counseling Systems: Prevention & Technology Social, Political, and Economic Dynamics of Communities Managing Human Resources Social Policy & Planned Change: Processes and Strategies
Skills Professional Skills for Counseling Data Analysis for Understanding Communities Accounting for Non-Profit Organizations Empowerment through the Arts
Field Work Practicum Practicum Practicum
Credits 15 15 15 15

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