Finish your degree and advance your career in Dominican’s Bachelor of Professional Studies in Human Services.

Dominican’s Bachelor of Professional Studies in Human Services is an accelerated program that will provide you with both the knowledge and the fundamental skills needed for a career in today’s workplace and the opportunity to join a community of scholars and professionals committed to your career success. Our instructors bring a host of non-profit experience in human resources, leadership, social work and human services, advocacy and human development to their teaching, in addition to reflecting Dominican’s 100-plus-year commitment to making a positive difference in the world. 

You will be able to choose up to two concentrations in areas such as disability advocacy, international studies, labor relations, sustainability studies, and training and development.

Online Learning at Dominican 

Online learning allows you to earn a degree from a highly respected university without putting your career on hold. Our online bachelor’s programs are more flexible and convenient than traditional programs, but they are by no means easier. 

Each week, you’ll be expected to read about 100 pages, take a short online quiz, engage in online discussions with classmates and your instructor, and complete a written assignment. 

Our online programs combine cutting-edge technology with over a century of tradition. Dominican University has established a strong reputation for excellence in online learning, having offered online undergraduate courses and fully online graduate degrees in business and education for years. 

Never taken an online course before? No worries. All students in our online programs begin with an Adult Learning Seminar, which includes lessons in navigating the online learning environment, so you’ll have the tools to succeed. 

Program Overview 

The Bachelor of Professional Studies in Human Services is a degree-completion program designed for working adults who want to earn the degree necessary for advancement in their careers in approximately 20 months (equivalent to two years of full-time coursework) The interdisciplinary program focuses on the fundamental skills of communication, research and writing, ethics and data analysis, all of which apply to a broad range of fields, and can be tailored to meet your career goals. 

  • Accelerated eight-week format in a year-round program
  • Fully online for optimum flexibility; some evening courses offered in person at Triton College 
  • Option to declare up to two concentrations relevant to your career 
  • Year-round acceptance policy—start when it’s convenient for you 
  • Option to take classes in either the online and/or on-campus program
  • Join Alpha Sigma Lambda, a highly regarded honor society for adults with exceptional grades
Concentration Options 

Reach your career goals by declaring up to two concentrations in these high-demand areas: 

  • Disability Advocacy 
  • International Studies 
  • Labor Relations 
  • Sustainability Studies 
  • Training and Development 
  • or create your own customized concentration! 
The Results 

As a graduate of this program, you’ll join our community of alumni already working in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. You’ll be prepared to advance in organizations that provide support and service to individuals, families and communities in need. Our concentration model allows you to develop specific skills to match your career goals. In addition, the rigorous foundation coursework will prepare you for graduate or professional school. There’s also the option to take several graduate courses towards multiple degrees, such as conflict resolution, social work or library science

The Dominican Difference 

As a Sinsinawa Dominican-sponsored institution, Dominican University prepares students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service, and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world. 

  • Small, highly interactive classes 
  • Personal attention from professors and advisors 
  • Extraordinary faculty with real-world experience 
  • National recognition: Dominican is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a top-tier Midwest university 


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