Top Ten Reasons
1. Flexible Schedule
Evenings, weekends, online–choose a schedule that works for you.
2. The Greater Good
Learn with students from all walks and stages of life who are equally focused on transforming their communities.
3. Growing Field
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, positions for social and human service managers will increase by 18 percent from 2016 to 2026. Skilled human service workers are in high demand, translating into rewarding opportunities.
4. Support for Adults and Other Students
Your academic success coach and the academic resource connection are key components of the support readily available to you.
5. Credit for Prior Learning
Earn undergraduate credit for prior learning and training. Plus your perspective will benefit class discussions.
6. An Affordable Degree
The trimester format, reasonable tuition, low fees, and e-book initiatives make this a surprisingly affordable program.
7. Relevant and Current Courses
The community youth development and leadership concentration offers courses that reflect the healthy development of youth in spirit, mind, and body. Elective coursework includes a focus on criminal and counseling.
8. Student Projects
Upgrade your résumé with hands-on community projects in the field of community youth development that impact people before you even graduate.
9. Faculty Who Know Human Services
Learn from exceptional faculty members who bring real-life experience to your classroom based on field expertise, and agency and community work.
10. National and Regional Recognition
Springfield College’s reputation and articulation agreements with organizations focused on community youth development and leadership will help to open doors for you.