Dec 03, 2021  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts: Human Services (AA)

Division of Business & Professional Studies

The Human Services program combines courses in social sciences, primarily psychology and sociology, with seminars and field work in the human and social services field. In addition to obtaining the necessary professional skills such as interviewing, report writing, behavior modification, and human relations, students gain a broad background in the liberal arts. Upon graduation, students are prepared to work in a variety of social agencies related to their educational credentials and work experience.

Upon successful completion, the Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Human Services is awarded.

Program Outcomes

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Admission Requirements

CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and SORI (Sexual Offender Registry Information) background checks are required prior to practicum placement and will be conducted in accordance with state regulations. CORI and SORI results are confidential.

credits: 19

First Year: Semester 2

credits: 15/16

Second Year: Semester 1

credits: 16

Second Year: Semester 2

credits: 16

Total Credits: 66/67

* Course to be taken first semester.

Program Notes

Competency in mathematics is a MassBay graduation requirement. Prior to graduation, students must demonstrate competency at 100-level math. This may be accomplished by an appropriate placement test score or completion of any 100-level Mathematics course or higher, except mathematics courses with a MAC prefix.

This program qualifies for MassTransfer with select public institutions in Massachusetts. (Student must take a 100 level math course for the math/science elective) For more information, visit

Math/Science Electives:

Biology, Chemistry, Contemporary Nutrition (NS 101 ), Environmental Science, Integrated Science, 100-level Mathematics or higher (not MAC), Physics