What will I learn?

A Double Major in Psychology and Human Services is an outstanding opportunity for a challenging interdisciplinary experience. The Psychology and Human Services programs share similar goals – with slightly different emphases. Both programs provide students with a solid foundation in psychological, social and developmental theory. Students in both programs also complete a field work experience and a senior capstone paper.

Students may obtain a double major in Psychology and Human Service by completing the concentration requirements for Psychology (36 credits), the concentration requirements for Human Services (42 credits), an additional 6 credits in General Electives and the University Core requirements (36 credits).

Classes are conveniently scheduled so you can choose from evening, weekend and online courses. Those completing this major are prepared either to pursue careers in social service agencies or to seek graduate study; it is an excellent preparation for seeking a Master’s in Social Work, for example. This program is offered at our main Bridgeport campus, as well as the Waterbury Center location.

Degree Requirements Summary

Human Services Program Requirements (42 credits)

Includes courses in Human Services, Counseling, Supervision, including a Practicum.

Psychology Program Requirements (36 credits)

Includes courses in Developmental, Personality, Abnormal, Social, and Cognitive Psychology

General Electives (6 credits)

Select courses that expand your field of study and provide depth in a particular discipline. The General Electives allow for transferring a multi-disciplinary number of credits from other schools while providing the opportunity to customize your learning experience.

University Core Curriculum (36 credits)

Includes courses in Communications, English, Fine Arts, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Math, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.

Which department am I in?

School of Professional Studies

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $555 per credit (This fee is for 2019-2020 and it may subject to change for the coming year)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 August 2020, 19 January 2021


Waterbury Center Campus

84 Progress Lane,



6705, United States

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $555 per credit (This fee is for 2019-2020 and it may subject to change for the coming year)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 August 2020, 19 January 2021


University of Bridgeport

126 Park Avenue,



6604, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For applicants who have not yet received their secondary or high school certificate/diploma.

For international students

Applicants must have completion of secondary or high school certificate/diploma.

You must demonstrate English language proficiency in one of the ways listed below. If you cannot demonstrate English language competency in one of these ways prior to registration, you will be given the University English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB) test upon arrival. If you pass at a satisfactory level, you may be able to begin academic classes.

  • Proof of completion of Advanced Level at the University’s English Language Institute (ELI)
  • Attainment of a satisfactory score on the University of Bridgeport’s English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB)
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 75 (IBT) for undergraduates
  • A minimum IELTS Band score of 6.0 for undergraduates
  • A minimum Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 53 for undergraduates
  • A minimum Duolingo English Test score of 90 for undergraduates
  • A grade of “C” or better from an accredited American university for one semester of college English Composition
  • An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Services) Level 112
  • An official “O” level or “A” level Certificate indicating a grade of “C” or better in English
  • An EIKEN score of Grade 2A or above for undergraduates
  • A score of 4 or better on the “English A” Higher Level examination in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program
  • WAEC, WASSE, CXC, etc. – Score of “C” or better on English Language exam

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About this uni

Located just one hour from New York City, the university is set amongst 400 acres of parkland along the coast of the Long Island Sound.

  • Bridgeport is located close to Boston and New York City
  • Ranked the 39th most diverse university in the U.S.
  • Offers academic merit scholarships to international students
  • Small class sizes with a 16:1 student-faculty ratio