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Student in a classroom for the Mount St. Mary's University adult undergraduate degree in human services program

Adult Undergraduate Degree in Human Services, B.S.

Make a Difference in the Lives of Others

Successful human services professionals require a deep understanding of people and a highly ethical foundation. At the Mount, the human services program draws from sociology, psychology, education and business to prepare you for a meaningful career improving the lives of others.

Making it easy to go back to school

The Division of Graduate, Professional and Continuing Education strives to make it easy for adults to go back to school on a part-time basis, holding classes in the evening one to two nights per week at our convenient Frederick campus. It's important to us that you feel supported, can maintain your work-life balance, and have access to all of the resources you need to be a successful student.

Our faculty and advisors are here to work one-on-one with you to develop your degree plan, and to help keep you on track to finish your degree. We make the traditional college resources available to you to aid in your success, such as our Career Center, Writing Center, Library and Learning Services Office, just to name a few.

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  • Undergraduate Major
  • Undergraduate Minor
  • Certificate
  • Graduate Program
  • Adult Undergraduate
  • Special Program

A bachelor’s degree for working adults.

Our program combines a curriculum rooted in cutting-edge research findings with hands-on internships to prepare you to face any challenge. The human services program is designed for working adults. As a student in the Mount's program you will:

  • Finish at your own pace. Courses are offered year-round in accelerated 5 and 8-week sessions. Take the courses you need at your convenience.
  • Attend convenient classes. Meet part-time one night per week (6-10 p.m.). Our Frederick campus is minutes from I-70 and I-270, near the FSK Mall.
  • Receive specialized support for adult students. One-on-one advising and a customized degree plan are available and encouraged for all students.

What Our Faculty Say

Learn more about the Mount's human services program for adult undergraduates with Director of Human Services / Associate Professor Timothy Wolfe, Ph.D.

Want to see a full listing of all adult undergraduate human service courses?

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  • $540 – Cost per credit.*
  • An additional fee is applicable to internship I ($145) and internship II ($175).
  • Students are accepted with a minimum of 12 credits and may transfer in up to 75 credits from a two-year institution.
  • No application fee.

*Tuition represents 2020-21 rates, effective July 1, 2020. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

Financial Aid

Financial assistance may be available through federal and state-funded programs, private loan providers, and employer tuition remission or reimbursement. Request info to learn more.

Admissions & Application

  • Classes begin: Year-round.
  • Admissions: Rolling.
  • Priority application deadline: Four weeks prior to the start of the first class.
  • No application fee.

The Mount's adult undergraduate completion degree programs are for individuals looking to apply previous college credit toward a bachelor's degree.

Admissions Requirements:

  • 3+ years of professional work experience.
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Minimum of 12 transferable credits from an accredited two or four-year institution. Students may transfer up to 75 credits from a two-year institution or 90 credits from a four-year institution.

Get in-depth details on registration, policies, transferring credits and articulation agreements in our Academic Catalog.

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Where human service graduates go.

Graduates go on to pursue graduate studies or careers in fields such as:

  • Family and youth services
  • Substance abuse and addiction counseling
  • Programs for the disabled
  • Programs for the aging and elderly
  • Juvenile and adult correctional facilities
  • Mental health programs
  • Social services agencies