Adult Education Hybrid

Human Services

Bachelor of Science in Human Services (BSHS)

Minor Available



Avg. Completion Time tooltip-icon

3 - 3 ½ years for a full-time student with no transfer credits.

Delivery Method

Hybrid, Philadelphia only

Study Human Services at LBC

This program is designed to equip Christian students to go into diverse communities of need as servant-helpers, ministering to the disenfranchised in areas like entry-level social service, community outreach programs, non-profits and more.

Students in this program will graduate ready to serve. Every student in the Human Services program will complete at least 350 hours of real-world experience in internships and practice. This means you’ll leave LBC job-ready, with lots of practical, hands-on experience.

Our Human Services program offers a foundational education where students can fully understand and perfect their gifts of helping others. Programmatic emphasis is given to equip students with current innovative theories and practical applications used within the diverse groups of social service settings. Additionally, students can choose elective courses that speak to their personal calling.

This hybrid bachelor’s degree is part of LBC’s undergraduate Adult Education program, which is designed for busy people as they balance working full time, family responsibilities, serving in ministry and more. Each course is taught in an 8-week subterm with 2 hours of in-class time at our Philadelphia location. Refer to the catalog link below for the engaging courses that are part of this bachelor’s degree program. Students can customize the sequence of their classes based on which courses are being offered and their prerequisites. This way, with the help of their LBC Student Success Coach, students can chart a class schedule that fits their stage in life for each 8-week subterm. To be considered a “full-time student,” students must take four 3-credit courses in a semester (16-week term).

Course Length

8 weeks

When Can I Start?

As soon as you are ready! LBC has 6 enrollment points per year, meaning that you are only ever a few weeks away from the next course starting.

Can I Transfer Credits?

Yes! If you have completed courses in other regionally accredited colleges or in the military, you may be able to transfer in credits. Read our transfer policy.

Get Credit for Life Experience

You may be able to start our degree path at LBC | Capital with some college credits! Life experience credit is college credit a student can earn based on prior learning. Read more.

Would You Like More Information?

Reach out to request more information today, and one of our admissions counselors will connect with you soon to provide further details and answer your questions.

Program Plan for Bachelor's

Human Services (120 Credits)

Biblical Studies 18 Credits

General Education* 37 Credits

Human Services 45 Credits

Electives 20 Credits

View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and program details.

Schedule a Time to Chat

Want to learn more about this degree or the undergraduate adult education program? Consider scheduling an appointment to talk virtually or in person with an Admissions Counselor who will be glad to answer all your questions about earning an undergraduate degree.

Program Distinctives - What makes this program at LBC unique?
  • Prepare Yourself for Grad School: Our human services program gives you the groundwork you need to continue your studies in graduate school.
  • LBC Is a Member of NOHS: The National Organization of Human Services recognizes Lancaster Bible College as a member.
  • Flexible Schedule: The fast-paced schedule allows you to concentrate on one or two 8-week courses at a time.
  • Life Experience Credit: Earn college credits from our evaluation of your life experiences.
  • Accredited: Earn your degree from an accredited Bible college in PA.
  • Experienced Faculty: Our program is taught by professors who have a passion to teach from their years of hands-on experience in the field.
  • Integrate your Christian faith and calling with your professional skills and acumen.
Career Paths

The Human Services bachelor’s degree prepares students for a wide range of technical and/or ministry contexts. Here is a sampling of careers and opportunities this degree affords:

  • Eligibility Worker
  • Human Services Screener
  • Human Services Liaison
  • Behavioral Management Aide
  • Case Management Aide
  • Community Outreach Worker
  • Juvenile Court Liaison
  • Probation Officer
  • Rehabilitation Case Worker
Program Goals – In this program, students will…
  • Demonstrate knowledge, theory, and skill to understanding the history of Human Services, information management, conditions that promote or inhibit social functioning, and the systematic analysis of servicing need.
  • Practice in diverse cultural setting, differentiating between worldviews; while integrating theory to skill, practice and professional behaviors, acquired from classroom instruction to human services social settings through via fieldwork.
  • Apply Christian values for ethical practices in direct and indirect service delivery.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge, skills and theory related to the interaction of human systems including individuals, group, family, organizational, community, and society.
  • Exhibit professionalism, knowledge and skill, in forming client assessments, developing a holistic perspective of client problem areas, and demonstrating the love of God in client-worker relationships.
How Do I Determine Which Courses to Take?

Each student’s path to degree completion is unique, depending on the courses you transfer into the program. The curriculum plan gives a broad picture of the required credits. If your transfer credits come from mostly one of those areas, you will need to take credits in the other areas. The remaining courses you need for graduation can best be determined after reviewing your transcripts. With flexible electives, Biblical Studies requirements and General Education requirements, most students are able to transfer to LBC the maximum number of credits.

Credits for Prior Learning. Students can earn up to 30 Life Experience Credits, through the Credits for Prior Learning evaluation process, which will often reduce the time to complete a degree. The Life Experience Credit evaluation process is done after a student begins a program.

Our Admissions Counselor are here to help guide you in planning your course of study.

Minoring in the Program

Required Courses for a Minor in Human Services (15 credits)

  • PCN 201 Systems of Counseling I (3)
  • PCN 212 Systems of Counseling II (3)
  • PCN 332 Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • SWK 102 Introduction to Social Work (3)
  • SWK 204 Cultural Diversity (3)

Location Option: Online, Philadelphia

View the Academic Catalog for details.

Looking for Ways to Finance Your Bachelor’s Degree?

LBC’s Financial Aid Office can help you navigate the process.