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Bachelor's 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 in the world with a human services major? 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 this exact field, each one prepared to offer their expertise through a curriculum based on a Christian perspective and an attitude of servant leadership. After you complete your Christian bachelor’s in human services degree program, you’ll be able to consider a variety of possibilities for employment or advanced study.


Wondering “What can I do with a human services degree” or “What human services degree jobs are out there?” The answer is … a lot, actually.  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, including:

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

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. The right bachelor’s in human services can help make sure 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 expand a passion you already have!

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