Bachelor of Science in Human Services

The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Human Services is designed to prepare working professionals for a variety of opportunities. Students drawn to a degree in human services recognize the importance of people – working with them, serving them and meeting their needs. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and seek to build upon their experience to prepare for or enhance careers in a variety of fields, including business, government, counseling/social work, health care, gerontology, community advocacy, law enforcement and employee relations.

See the NDNU General Catalog for program requirements and course descriptions.
Tracy location option starts fall 2017

Knowledge and Skills

Human Service providers look to demographic and public policy trends and see emerging opportunities for those committed to helping others. Students learn to see themselves as leaders who address prevention and awareness of social issues and concerns. This understanding, combined with a curriculum grounded in ethical organizational practices, make human services graduates valuable contributors in non-profit organizations, government agencies and corporations, where the needs of talented people inspire investment in human capital.


  • A working professional may complete this degree in as little as 18 months; most students average two and a half years to completion
  • Students may begin the program at the beginning of any one of six terms; applications are accepted year-round
  • Courses are conveniently scheduled once a week for seven weeks : Tuesday evening
  • Classes take place either at NDNU’s Belmont campus, Tracy Campus (starting fall 2017) or at satellite campuses in Redwood City (Cañada College), Santa Clara (Mission College). Our locations enable us to attract high-caliber students and faculty
  • We offer articulated programs with two master’s programs (MBA and MPA). This allows students in their last semester of undergraduate work to begin a master’s degree while completing the bachelor’s degree

Articulated Program in Human Services

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services offers special articulated programs with the graduate MPA and MBA programs. Articulated programs allow students in their last semester of undergraduate work to study for a master’s degree while completing the bachelor’s degree. Undergraduate students in articulated programs are allowed to enroll in six units in selected graduate courses that fulfill undergraduate major requirements while also counting towards the master’s degree.

Admission Requirements

NDNU admits students throughout the year for fall, spring and summer semesters. Please contact Cerena Sweetland-Gil for complete admission requirements.

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Tracy Promise Scholarship Program

The Tracy Promise provides much needed scholarships to help NDNU students finish their undergraduate degree, complete an MBA or earn a teachers credential. Apply now.



Dr. Therese Madden
Program Director

Judy King
Assistant Director of Advising

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