Boston Campus, SC School Of Human Services MovesFebruary 20, 2004
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Feb. 20, 2004 -- The Boston Campus of the Springfield College School of Human Services will relocate to expanded quarters at the newly remodeled Schrafft Center on February 20, 2004, after outgrowing its facilities at the Boston YMCA.
Springfield College opened the Boston campus of its School of Human Services in 1997 to offer bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in human services on weekends for working adults. Currently, 155 students are enrolled in the Boston program which has produced 139 bachelor’s degree graduates and 52 master’s degree graduates since its opening.
The new campus includes 12,000 square feet of classrooms, a computer lab, videoconferencing center, student lounge, and offices. There is free parking, and the campus is accessible from the MBTA Sullivan Square Station on the Orange Line. It is fully ADA accessible and there is 24-hour security. It also includes park and recreation facilities along the Mystic River.
The School of Human Services Boston Campus focuses on building the leadership skills of human services professionals while they are serving their communities. Most students are adults who work in human services, and so classes are scheduled two weekends a month for bachelor’s degree candidates and one weekend a month at the master’s level.
The school offers an undergraduate concentration in criminal justice and a graduate-level concentration in organizational management and leadership. A hallmark of the SHS education is that students identify a community need and design and implement a project to address it. Such projects are usually done in partnership with community organizations.
Most students complete their degrees in 16 to 24 months. The school accepts transfer credits from other regionally accredited institutions of higher learning. There is also a process for undergraduate students to claim academic credits for college-level learning gained through life and work experience.
The Boston Campus is one of 10 sites of the Springfield College School of Human Services. Other campuses are located in Los Angeles and San Diego, California; Manchester, New Hampshire; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; St. Johnsbury, Vermont; Tampa, Florida; and Wilmington, Delaware, in addition to the main campus in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Springfield College was founded in 1885 to train YMCA directors and, since then, has broadened its programs and developed an international reputation as a pioneer in physical education, the allied health sciences, and human services. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. The School of Human Services is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education.
At its main campus, Springfield College offers bachelor’s degree programs in 50 majors, master’s degree programs in 14 concentrations and a doctoral program in physical education. There are more than 5,000 students at its main campus and satellites, and 34,000 alumni in 60 nations. Academics and student life are characterized by the college’s humanics philosophy that emphasizes educating the whole person, consisting of spirit, mind, and body, for leadership in service to others.
Information on the Springfield College School of Human Services is available in Boston by calling (617) 242-3361, extension 223.