Human Services

If you enjoy working with people and have a desire to help others achieve their goals, the Bachelor of Science in Human Services is an ideal option for you. The degree program, delivered 100% online, is an interdisciplinary program that draws heavily from the disciplines of criminal justice, psychology, and sociology. The curriculum is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values appropriate for successful work with individuals, families, and communities.

Many students are drawn to Human Services because of their passion for helping others and making a difference in people’s lives. Pursuing a degree in Human Services allows students to align their career goals with their values and interests, leading to personal fulfillment and job satisfaction. Human services professionals are also equipped with a versatile skill set that enables them to work with diverse populations and address a wide range of social issues. This flexibility allows graduates to adapt to changing societal needs and pursue opportunities for specialization or advancement within the field.

As the demand for social services continues to increase, so does the need for qualified human services professionals. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree in human services are well-positioned to secure stable employment and pursue opportunities for career advancement in a growing and evolving field. Graduates can work in various settings, including social service agencies, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies, providing them with diverse opportunities for employment and professional growth.

Key Program Features

The program places an emphasis on gaining real life experience

Practical experience and networking opportunities are built into the core courses of the program

Graduates of the program can seek positions in advocacy roles, social support, and management in non-profit organizations

Program Details

Through the direct application of the concepts learned in the diversified coursework, students will have the advantage of actual experience in a semester of fieldwork.

A bachelor’s degree in Human Services can open up a variety of career opportunities in the fields of social work, counseling, advocacy, and community outreach, including:

  1. Social and human service agencies: Working as case managers, social service assistants, or program coordinators, graduates can provide direct assistance to individuals and families in need, connecting them with resources and support services.
  2. Nonprofit organizations: Many nonprofits focus on addressing social issues such as homelessness, domestic violence, or substance abuse. Graduates may work in roles such as outreach specialist, volunteer coordinator, or program manager, helping to implement and manage programs that serve vulnerable populations.
  3. Mental health and substance abuse facilities: Graduates may work as behavioral health technicians, residential counselors, or substance abuse counselors, providing counseling, support, and rehabilitation services to individuals struggling with mental health issues or substance abuse disorders.
  4. Educational settings: Graduates may work in schools or educational programs as counselors, mentors, or youth workers, providing academic and emotional support to students, particularly those facing challenges such as poverty, trauma, or learning disabilities.
  5. Government agencies: Local, state, and federal government agencies often employ human services professionals in roles such as social services specialist, eligibility worker, or community outreach coordinator, to administer social assistance programs and provide support to underserved populations.

More Information

Adult Undergraduate Degree Sheets
  • Caseworker
  • Community Planner
  • Program Director or Assistant
  • Behavior Analyst
  • Child Welfare Specialist
  • Adult Services Specialist
  • Guardianship Specialist
  • Social Services Intake Specialist
  • Parole and Probation Specialist
  • Corrections Officer
  • Senior Living Specialist
  • Disability Development Specialist
  • Behavioral Programming Specialist
  • Crisis Interventionist
  • Peer Specialist