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Bachelor's Degree in Human Services

Helping others...  getting people back on their feet... meeting human needs – this is what’s known as making a difference. To be involved in human services is to be a difference-maker. Are you ready to make a difference in the world with a human services major? If so, Cumberlands’ human services degree program is for you.

What is a Human Services Degree?

We apply a “generalist” approach to our human services major program. That means we believe social workers should share common knowledge, values, and skills that are generally transferable from one setting, population, geographical area, or problem situation to another. We work to ensure that, as a human services major, you will be prepared to integrate your knowledge, values, and skills to promote and enhance the social functioning of individuals, families, and communities.

As you pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Human Services, you will study with faculty members who are experienced professionals in  the field. Each one is equipped to offer their expertise through a curriculum based on a Christian perspective and an attitude of servant leadership. After you complete your  bachelor’s in human services program, you’ll be able to consider a variety of possibilities for employment or advanced study.


Wondering what kind of human services degree jobs there are waiting for you upon graduation? Whether you decide to earn your BA in human services or your BS in human services from University of the Cumberlands, you’ll be prepared for a wide range of careers, including:

  • Social service worker
  • Life skills instructor
  • Adult daycare case manager
  • Probation officer
  • Mental health caseworker
  • Intake interviewer
  • Home health case manager
  • Drug abuse counselor
  • Family support worker

These are just a few of the careers in the field for human services degree holders. Each career centers on helping people in a structured, meaningful way.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of General Social & Human Services is expected to fill more than 389,800 openings by 2026.  When you complete one of the best human services degree programs available, you can ensure you’re ready to fill a leadership role in the industry.


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 


Click here to view University of the Cumberlands' accreditation information. 

Are you ready to make a difference on campus and help humanity through the human services industry?  Want to see what you could accomplish with a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Human Services? Want to learn more about our test-optional college admissions process? If so, fill out the form on this page and find out how UC can help you develop and pursue your passion!

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A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.