Off-campus – Hartford (Capital CC)

Eastern at Capital Community College

Education Coordinator, Julienne Davis
Julienne graduated recently by taking most of her courses from our Fast Track at Capital. She loved the program. She is planning now to go on for her master’s, probably in Social Work

This individualized Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) Degree is designed for individuals who desire to enter or advance within the field of social and human services. Educational attainment influences the kind of work employees may be assigned and the degree of responsibility that may be entrusted to them. Formal education is almost always required for advancement.

“Fast Track” your degree at Eastern and then consider graduate school!


Job Outlook
According to the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook job opportunities in community and social service occupations are expected to be excellent. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the professional/managerial area of labor employment represents the second fastest sector of projected growth.

In Connecticut, the Occupational Forecast projects a 17.5% increase for health services managers and a 23.4% projected increase for social and community service managers.

For individuals with 60 or more prior college credits.

View all currently available Eastern courses

Work toward a BGS Major Concentration
(30 credits in Human Services)

Required Human Services Courses (18 credits):

  • PSC 350, Public Policy and Decision Making
  • SWK 200, Intro to Social Work, or equivalent, 3 credits – Take SOC 230 at Capital
  • SWK 311, The Social Environment and Human Behavior, 3 credits (pre/co-requisites: SOC 100 & ANT course
  • SWK 325 Social Welfare Policy, 3 credits (pre/co-requisite MCC’s POL 111 or POL 112)
  • An additional 6 credits from the disciplines of “Social Work (SWK)” or “Human Services” (HSE) or Criminal Justice (CJS) field experience or Credit for Lifelong Learning in human services is recommended.

Other Required Social Science Courses:
An additional 12 credits of Social Sciences.

Minor Concentration:
15 credits

The related disciplines of Psychology, Sociology/Anthropology and Political Science are recommended.

For more information, contact

George Steele or Kate Waitte – (860) 465-0206