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Health and Human Services, Bachelor of Science

Health and Human Services student in auditorium
120 Credits
College of Professional Studies
Queens Campus


The Human Touch
The service professions are among today’s fastest growing fields. In fact, employers in every field seek professionals who demonstrate the knowledge and skills for which the service professions are known. Whether they recruit for social work or law enforcement, government or education, employers want managers and staff with the interpersonal skills and understanding of human dynamics crucial to every organization’s success.

You can prepare for the profession and related fields through the Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Health and Human Services at St. John’s University. Offered by our College of Professional Studies, the program provides a solid foundation in the theory and practice of health administration, as well as the social and behavioral sciences. Students learn how these fields promote cultural awareness and sensitivity by developing social and health policies, utilizing local resources, and serving individuals, families, and communities.

Committed to serving student needs, registered nurses seeking admission to the program are granted a maximum of 60 credits toward earning a Bachelor of Science degree.

Reflecting the University’s Vincentian and Catholic values, the program places emphasis on providing quality, services for marginalized populations including the elderly, the poor and the mentally ill. Benefiting from St. John’s metropolitan commitment, the Health and Human Services majors have access to invaluable health services and human services internship opportunities at leading, social service organizations, New York-area hospitals and other types of providers.

Students have an opportunity to concentrate in either Human Services or Health Services Administration.


For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online. Or contact us directly at the campus of your choice:

Admission Office - Queens Campus
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Students gain confidence and real-world experiences through internships. Students with the Human Services Concentration are expected to complete 12 credits (about 288 hours) in one to three field-reputable agencies that are chosen by the student or the College. Students who are in the Health Services Administration Concentration are also encouraged to experience internships. The Program Director works closely with the students to ensure success.

Human Services ConcentrationHealth Services Administration Concentration
Alcoholism/Substance AbuseIntroduction to Health Services Administration
Behavioral HealthEthical Issues in Health Care
Child AdvocacyHealth Care Labor Force and Use of Technology
GerontologyUS Health Care Systems
Group DynamicsHuman Resource Administration of Health Agencies
Health and Human ServicesLegal Aspects of Health Organizations
Human Growth DevelopmentFinancial Administration of Health Institutions
InternshipsAdvanced Health Services Administration
Methods and PoliciesDrug Programs and Control
Social JusticeIntroduction to Health Education
Survey of Human ServicesLong-Term Administration
Free ElectivesManaged Health Care
 Ambulatory Care
 Patience Rights and Responsibilities
 Social Justice
 Health and Human Services

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Health and Human Services Administration majors enjoy the advantages of being part of St. John’s University. As a metropolitan university committed to Vincentian and Catholic values, St. John’s has forged strategic partnerships with leading healthcare providers throughout the New York area. These relationships make it possible for students to network and have access to professional internships giving them invaluable real-life experience.

They also benefit from the many academic resources for which the University is known. Facilities include high-tech classrooms, state-of-the-art computer laboratories, a 1.7 million-volume University Library systems and our new D’Angelo Center. This five-story, 127,000-square foot University and Student Center equipped with classrooms, lecture halls, a Starbucks Café and a full-service food court.

They have the option of joining the campus Computer Science Society for access to community service and networking and other career-related opportunities.

In addition, students have the option of taking part in the University’s innovative study abroad programs — further expanding their educational and experiential horizons.


Program News

Ipshita Pal, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Health and Human Services, College of Professional Studies has received a grant from the Society of Human Resource Management. The grant will be...