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    Human Services

    Beginning in Fall 2017, Lackawanna College will offer the first bachelor’s degrees in its 122-year history, including a bachelor’s degree in Human Services.

    Students enrolled in the Human Services bachelor’s of science degree will be able to take advantage of the same unparalleled academic and extracurricular services that are hallmarks of the College’s history in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

    Fast facts

    • The Human Services bachelor’s degree will allow current students in existing related associate degree program to complete their associate degree and transfer directly into the bachelor’s degree program in Fall 2017.
    • Flexible scheduling including Summer Session and Intersession courses can accelerate your path to graduation. Some students will be able to earn their bachelor’s degree in just three years at Lackawanna.
    • Our bachelor’s degree is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of careers ranging from community health workers to substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.
    • The median wage for community and social service occupations was $42,010 in May 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    • The job outlook for business and financial occupations calls for up to 10% job growth from 2014-2024, according to BLS.
    • The College is committed to offering an affordable, local option for students from NEPA and beyond to earn their bachelor’s degree.
    • Through a diverse curriculum, students will not only learn career-related skills like counseling theories, case management, and more. Our well-rounded approach to developing our bachelor’s degree programs will produce dynamic graduates and career-ready employees.
    • Internships will offer students the real-world experience they need to succeed after graduation.

    Download the curriculum guide (for students beginning in Fall 2018) – PDF

    This degree will be offered exclusively at our main campus in Scranton.