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Human Services Degree and Certificate


MassBay’s Education and Human Services program prepares students for work that makes an impact. MassBay offers associate's degree programs that prepare students for transfer into bachelor's degree programs in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Human Services, as well as certificate programs that prepare graduates for direct entry into the work force. Our graduates enter meaningful careers as educators in preschools, childcare centers, elementary schools, afterschool programs, or as social workers at community centers to support people in need.

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Associate in Arts Degree Program


Liberal Arts: Human Services

The Human Services program combines courses in social sciences, primarily psychology and sociology, with seminars and field work in the human and social services field. In addition to obtaining the necessary professional skills such as interviewing, report writing, behavior modification, and human relations, students gain a broad background in the liberal arts. Upon graduation, students are prepared to work in a variety of social agencies related to their educational credentials and work experience.



Certificate Program


Liberal Arts: Human Services

This certificate program meets the needs of students looking to enter the social service field, upgrade their skills in their current human services position, or are interested in pursuing further studies in the human services or social work fields. Upon graduation, students are prepared for entry-level positions in a variety of human services agencies such as YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, settlement houses, community centers, and multiservice agencies.