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Human Services Associate Degree Online

As a student of one of our online human services associate degree programs, you’ll have the opportunity to develop the foundation of knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in 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 online human services degree programs, we will work with you to help facilitate an appreciation for and awareness of the diversity of humanity.  You’ll gain a core knowledge base in human behavioral theory, research methods, and social welfare policy in preparation for a career and/or further study. Learn to integrate healthy professional boundaries and best ethical practices while developing helping skills within the classroom.  Upon successful completion of an associate in human services, you’ll be able to apply the skills within a professional environment.

Human services classes are designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the ways an AAS or AS degree in human services can be useful.  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. Since you’re completing your associate in human services online, classes are convenient and provide a degree of flexibility to your schedule.

What Can You Do with a Human Services Degree?

You can pursue a variety of careers with a human services degree, including but not limited to:

  • 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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