3 - 3 ½ years for a full-time student with no transfer credits.
Hybrid, Philadelphia only
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).
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Required Courses for a Minor in Human Services (15 credits)
Location Option: Online, Philadelphia
View the Academic Catalog for details.