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Human Services

Bachelor of Applied Science


Accredited by the
Council for Standards in
Human Service Education

- CSHSE - 2022 - 2027

Top 3%

Online Bachelor's Program in the Nation

- U.S. News & World Report, 2024

Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $500

*Up to 60 credits may be transferred in from a regionally accredited institution.

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Program Details

If you are a “people person,” the BAS in Human Services is the right fit for you. Earning a socially-focused, community-driven degree in human services will equip you to advocate for individuals and communities with a focus on diversity, inclusion, empowerment, and social justice.

Human services is an interdisciplinary field that can lead to a wide range of rewarding careers. Graduates of this program are prepared to be effective advocates, coordinators and administrators, making a positive impact in their communities. They are resilient leaders and often continue their education in areas of social work, rehabilitation, counseling, education, criminal justice and health administration.

As a Bachelor of Applied Science, coursework in this degree blends theory with the real-world application of human services standards and best practices in work settings through a required internship experience. You will develop the skills to better understand, respond to, and support the social, psychological, educational and physical demands of individuals and families in a contemporary global society.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


The curriculum for this program includes:

AEDV 310: Transitional Resiliency
HUSV 301: Introduction to Human Services
HUSV 310: Identity, Positionality and Cultural Humility
HUSV 326: Research Methods in Social Sciences
FSHV 408: Program Planning & Evaluation
FSHV 384: Leadership, Ethics, and Professional Practices



Earning your Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Services will build core skills, including:

  • Client empowerment
  • Commitment to diversity & inclusion
  • Critical thinking
  • Culturally responsive care
  • Ethical decision making
  • Human services delivery
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Leadership
  • Prevention & intervention strategies
  • Professional resiliency
  • Program planning
  • Research

Graduates of the BAS in Human Services will be prepared to pursue the following careers:

  • Receptionists & Information Clerks
  • Social & Human Service Assistants
  • Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder Counselors
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Healthcare Social Workers
  • Social & Community Service Managers
  • Government Programs Eligibility Interviewers
  • Mental Health Social Workers
  • Substance Abuse Social Workers
  • Community & Social Service Specialists
  • Rehabilitation Counselors
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Hands-on Learning

The BAS in Human Services includes a required internship experience. Students work with local service agencies to meet real-world challenges and gain critical insights in the field. Organizations that have hosted student interns include the Veterans Association, Douglas Police/Cochise Addiction Recovery Partnership, Child & Family Resources and the Mariposa Community Health Center.