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Online Associate's Degree in Human Services

As a student of our Online Human Services Associate Degree, you’ll have the opportunity to develop the foundation of knowledge and skills required to work within the helping profession. Our curriculum focuses on the areas of professional helping skills, behavioral theory, and current social issues. Students are equipped to conduct ethical practice, establish appropriate boundaries, and apply their skills within professional environments that offer services to people.

Throughout the social services degree program, we will work together in order to help you facilitate an appreciation of self-awareness and the diversity of humanity; provide a core knowledge base in human behavior theory, research methods, and social welfare policy in preparation for a career and/or further study; integrate healthy professional boundaries and best ethical practices within a human services capacity; demonstrate professional helping skills within the classroom and apply the skills within a professional environment.

Courses are designed to give the student a deep view of the applicable areas an Online Human Services Degree can be used.  Courses include, but are not limited to, Intro to Sociology, Basic Helping Skills, Human Behavior, Group Dynamics, Individual and Family Assessment, Case Management, and Human Diversity and Ethics.


After graduation, potential careers can be found in:

  • Social Service Worker
  • Adult Daycare Case Manager
  • Life Skills Instructor
  • Intake Interviewer
  • Home Health Case Manager
  • Mental Health Case Worker
  • Probation Officer

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of Social Services is expected to fill almost 64,000 openings by 2026. 


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


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For more information about the benefits of an Online Human Services Degree at UC, fill out the form on this page. Let’s talk about our test-optional college admissions process, scholarship opportunities, and more!

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