Online Degree | Human Services


To be a professional in human services means actively assisting a person, a family, or a whole community across a host of opportunities, while exhibiting patience and caring at all stages. Human services professionals can find meaningful employment through health centers; programs dealing with addiction, abuse, or aging; correctional or rehabilitation facilities; and more. The types of services a given human may need range widely, meaning that this degree program suits an array of interests.  

The 60-credit-hour Human Services program builds upon your associate level coursework, which can be transferred to Lees-McRae College and completed over two years, leading to a BAAS in Human Services. 


Human services-related job growth is expected to be more than 13% through 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors are especially needed, with job outlook at 25% for 2019-2029.   
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a median annual salary of $65,320 for social and community service managers in 2018. 

What You’ll Study 

Combining elements of psychology, social work and criminal justice studies, Human Services is focused on prevention as well as remediation of problems and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations. To that end, the course requirements cover a wide range of topics, from interpersonal relations to public policy to psychopathology. 

Students will expand on their current understanding of human services through in preparation to advance in their chosen career or pursue a new job title. The classes offered provide a survey of the impacts of governments, social values and ideas, family structures, and individual choices on members of communities. All students are also required to complete several non-program science, history, and arts courses. 

Career Opportunities

The Human Services program is considered to be a professional studies-based program, leading directly to job placement or advancement upon graduation. In addition, graduates will be prepared for graduate schools and other professional programs. Graduates may acquire certification to become Human Services Board Certified Practitioners.

Meet the Faculty

Program Coordinator

Jocelyne Bond


State Authorization
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