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Human Services

Human Services

Chestnut Hill College’s Accelerated Adult Degree Program is designed for the adult learner. The Human Services program prepares students for careers working in agencies and organizations, such as schools, social service agencies, mental health centers, courts, crisis counseling centers, residential treatment facilities, and hospitals. In these settings, human service professionals provide a broad range of services to individuals, families, and groups including advocacy, case management, and networking. The program also prepares students for graduate studies in human services-related fields.

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Marta Pecharo, B.S. in Human Services

“Choosing to get my degree formalizes a vocation I had already chosen. The Human Service major opened up areas of knowledge to which I only had minimal exposure. It has also honed skills to which I had already developed through volunteering.”

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Major Requirements

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Diversity Issues
  • Social Problems
  • Introduction to Human Services
  • Survey of Math
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Human Development
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Public Welfare Policy
  • Human Service Methods
  • Research Methods
  • Theories & Practice of Counseling
  • Administration of Human Services
  • Senior Seminar

Major Electives

Any four of the following courses are required as major electives:

  • Aging Adaptations for Wellness
  • Social Gerontology
  • Elder Law Issues
  • Health Psychology: Mind/Body Connection
  • Women and the Law
  • Introduction to the American Healthcare System
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Psychology of Child Development
  • Managing for Non- Profit Organizations
  • Business Writing and Communications
  • Educational Psychology
  • Drugs and Behavior
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Aging
  • Gender and the Law
  • Grant Writing
  • Special Topics
  • Internship


For your convenience, Chestnut Hill College offers accelerated degree courses in five locations:

  • Chestnut Hill College Main Campus
  • Father Judge High School in Northeast Philadelphia
  • Bonner Prendergast Catholic High School in Drexel Hill
  • Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell
  • University Center at Montgomery County Community College in Pottstown

Transferring Credits

The Accelerated Adult Degree Program offers several options for students to earn credit for prior learning, including Portfoilo Assessment, CLEP Examination Program, Challenge Exam, and Internship. Students can transfer up to 75 credits from another accredited college or university.

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