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Bachelor's Degree in Human Services

Helping others … finding ways to get 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? If so, Cumberlands’ human services degree program is for you.

We apply a “generalist” approach to our bachelor’s degree in human services 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. After you complete your bachelor’s degree in human services studies, you’ll be able to consider a variety of possibilities for employment or advanced study.

What can I do with a Human Services degree?

A bachelor’s degree in human services from University of the Cumberlands will prepare students with a human services major for a wide range of careers, such as:

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

These are just a few of the careers in the field for Kentucky 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. Are you ready to make a difference on campus and help humanity through the human services industry?  If so, fill out the form on this page and find out how UC can help you expand a passion you already have!


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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.