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Online Bachelor's Degree in Human Services

The online bachelor's in human services degree provides students with the foundational knowledge and skills required to work in the human services field. Our online human services degree curriculum emphasizes courses that enhance self-awareness and increases understanding of personal values while fostering an appreciation of diversity and the needs of humanity. You can complete the Bachelor of Arts in Human Services or the Bachelor of Science in Human Services online or on campus.

The human services bachelor’s degree program’s goal is to provide an education in 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 the profession.  Upon completion of the BA or BS in human services online or in person program, careers you would be qualified to pursue include probation officer, community service manager, counselor, and probation officer.  If you’re interested in earning a degree in a meaningful field, consider a bachelor’s in human service. Distance education options are available for those who need a more flexible program.


Mission and Goals 

The mission of the Online Human Services degree Program provides students the opportunity to develop the foundation of knowledge and skills required to work within the helping profession. The Department’s curriculum emphasizes coursework that enhances self-awareness and increases understanding of personal values, while fostering appreciation of diversity and the needs of humanity. Human services degree students are provided education in the areas of professional helping skills, behavioral theory and current social issues. Social workers degree majors are equipped to conduct ethical practice, establish appropriate boundaries and apply their skills within professional environments that offer to people.


  • Facilitate an appreciation of self-awareness and the diversity of humanity, especially as this relates to the variety of human services careers
  • Provide students with a core knowledge base in human behavior theory, research methods, and social welfare policy in preparation for a career and/or graduate study
  • Promote understanding of the human services perspective related to individuals, groups, & communities
  • Integrate healthy professional boundaries & best ethical practices within a human services capacity
  • Demonstrate professional helping skills within the classroom and apply the skills within a professional environment.

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Bachelor's in Human Services Jobs

There are a wide array of career options open to students who successfully complete human services bachelor’s degree programs, including:


Employment of social and human service assistants is expected to grow 17% by 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work.

Much of the growth will be due to the needs of an aging population. An increase in number of older adults will cause growth in demand for social services. The elderly population often needs services such as adult day care and meal delivery. Social and human service assistants, who help find and provide these services, will be needed to meet this increased demand.


As more people seek treatment for their addictions and more drug offenders are sent to treatment programs rather than to jail, the result will be an increase in demand for community and social service occupations who work in treatment programs or work with people with addictions. Employment of community and social service occupations is projected to grow 12%, faster than the average for all occupations, and center around counselor and social worker occupations. Currently, the median annual salary for these community and social service occupations is $48,410.


  • Human Service Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Case Work Aide
  • Clinical Social Work Aide
  • Family Service Assistant
  • Social Work Assistant
  • Addictions Counselor Assistant
  • Public Health Educator
  • Community Health Worker
  • Social Service Worker
  • Adult Daycare Case Manager
  • Life Skills Instructor
  • Intake Interviewer
  • Home Health Case Manager
  • Mental Health Case Worker
  • Probation Officer

"17 Percent"  Projected Growth Rate for Social and Human Service Assistants by 2030

1Social and Human Service Assistants
2Community and Social Service Occupations

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of Social Services is expected to fill almost 89,200 jobs by 2030. 

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Degree Requirements for Online Bachelor of Human Services Degree 

As part of University of the Cumberlands’ Bachelor's in Human Services online degree requirements, each student must complete at least 120 semester hours, including those within the major and the coursework required to fulfill the degree requirements within:

  • General Education
  • Bachelor Core Requirements
  • Elective Courses

General Education Sections 

  • The English Language
  • Christian Faith and Values
  • Natural and Mathematical Sciences
  • Cultural and Aesthetic Values
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Bachelor Core Requirements 

One of the following:

  • Human Behavior
  • Psychology and Human Development (For Counseling Concentrations)

Elective Courses 

You may choose any of the courses that are offered within UCumberlands Online. If a course has a pre-requisite, as long as you meet the requirements, and have not previously taken it, you can take the class. Your elective choices are vast and not limited to your degree.

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More Information on Online Human Services Degree

Admission Requirements 

Learn more about the specifics of applying for an Online Human Services Degree. Check out our admission requirements page


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. 


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