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Online BS in Human Services Degree Program Overview

Earn Your Bachelor’s in Human Services Degree in Less Than Four Years

  • Complete your human services degree 100% online with no required campus visits.
  • Generous transfer policy: apply up to 80 college credits.
  • Start classes when it is convenient for you with multiple entry points per year.
  • Graduate in less than four years and make a difference on an individual and community level.
  • Competitively priced tuition with financial aid available.
  • Courses are relevant and practical, influenced by feedback from active human services professionals.
  • Integrate faith into your learning by applying Biblical principles to concepts and practices in your class activities or assignments.

Inspire Growth. Change Lives

Spring Arbor University is a community of learners distinguished by our lifelong involvement in studying and applying the liberal arts, total commitment to Jesus Christ as the perspective for learning, and critical participation in the contemporary world.

We honor the teachings of Christ, who organized His mission around the human issues of love, charity, aiding the suffering, and elevating the downtrodden. It’s a message we follow as we aspire to help the diverse range of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities at risk of social and economic injustices and discrimination.

Human Services Degree Program Careers & Outcomes

The online bachelor’s in human services degree is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, ensuring students receive a rigorous education that meets today’s highest industry standards.

The human services field encompasses a broad range of services to individuals, groups, and communities in the public and private sectors. Those pursuing a human services degree receive instruction in social science, psychology, social services, policy, evaluation, and more.

Earning your bachelor’s in human services will prepare you for a master’s in counseling or social work. You’ll also gain versatile knowledge and skills that will equip you for a variety of roles and work settings, including:

  • Social and community service manager
  • Social services care coordinator/case manager
  • Government social services
  • Nonprofit administration
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Probation officers/correctional treatment specialist
  • Patient/client/victim advocate
  • Community outreach specialist/community liaison
  • Bereavement/grief specialist
  • Crisis intervention specialist


Human Services Degree Program Curriculum

Spring Arbor’s online bachelor’s in human services degree focuses on the human experience, establishing foundational knowledge in:

  • Psychology and human behavior
  • Sociology and social work
  • Research design and methods
  • Communication and business

Featured courses:

SOC 311 Racial & Ethnic Relations

This course examines the cultures and experiences of minority ethnic groups in the United States and the impact of prejudice, discrimination, and racism on these minority groups and white society. Students will evaluate how race is socially constructed and the consequences that follow.

PSY 305 Abnormal Psychology

This course is designed to introduce students to the major psychological disorders, with a primary focus on diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of abnormal behavior. Students will learn how to distinguish between the many causes of abnormal behavior.

SW 352 Research Design

This course prepares students to design a proposal for program outcome evaluation, needs assessment, and single-subject research. It provides a foundation for understanding how research methods can be used to evaluate practice at a micro-and macro-level.