Enhance Your Impact On Others

Earn Your Human Services Degree

Our Human Services Bachelor's degree program prepares you for a rewarding, service-oriented career helping individuals and families get through difficult times. This non-licensed program provides career opportunities, such as social services manager, human services administrator and community services manager in settings ranging from courts and advocacy organizations to foster homes, juvenile justice centers and health facilities.

Through online courses led by industry-experienced instructors and applied in-field capstone or internship opportunities, you develop the poise and familiarity you need to help individuals in crisis situations and who need assistance improving their lives. Leverage your prior college coursework or Associate’s degree in any field, or start with any Rasmussen College Associate’s degree program like Criminal Justice, Human Resources and Organizational Leadership or Health Sciences to advance your education and earn your Human Services Bachelor’s degree.

To offer a more flexible schedule and help you save money, we offer Flex Choice® —which allows you to combine traditional courses and optional self-directed assessments as a human services major to earn your degree with more flexibility and affordability.

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Credentials Offered Graduate In As Few As*
Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree-Completion Program 18 Months

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Gain In-Field Human Services Skills Employers Seek

Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your human services courses online, you can prepare for a successful career as a human services professional. Our online Human Services degree program is designed to help you gain relevant skills employers seek, including:

  • Crisis Response Strategies

    Gain an understanding of the impact and response to crisis situations including stress, assault, substance abuse and loss, and the roles and relationships of victims, police officers, nurses and counselors.

  • Public Service Knowledge

    Explore the benefits and challenges of four public services—mental health, education, criminal justice and social services—functioning independently in one community.

  • Organization and Leadership

    Examine the structure of community organizations, how systems are affected and populations are served.

  • Real-World Experience

    Our internship program enables you to develop practical and relational skills in a real-world environment—an advantage with employers after graduation.

*This program has not been approved by any state professional licensing body, and this program is not intended to lead to any state issued professional license. For further information on professional licensing requirements, please contact the appropriate board or agency in your state of residence.

Our Grads Work Across Industries

Graduates from our School of Health Sciences programs are working for leading industries, including:*

  • Health Systems
  • Hospitals & Clinics
  • Insurance
  • Local & State Government
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Public & Community Health
  • Social Services

117 Years of Successful Graduates

At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.

*Industry information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the industries shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities within these industries will be available.

Human Services Program Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission, students must hold a conferred Associate’s degree from an accredited institution as recognized by the Department of Education, or students must have successfully completed 90 quarter or 60 semester credits of college-level coursework with a grade C or higher. In addition to meeting all other requirements, applicants must successfully complete and pass a criminal background check. Please contact us to learn more.

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In-Demand Career Options for Your Future

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.* Here is the average salary by percentile and projected job growth for human services professionals:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile Job Growth (By Year 2024)
Social and Community Service Managers$39,770$50,030$64,6809%
Community and Social Service Specialists All Others$25,140$33,200$43,1208%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed September 13, 2017] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed June 8, 2016] www.bls.gov/ooh/. BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.

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At Rasmussen College, we believe higher education should be a successful investment. That’s why we offer affordable options that make earning your degree attainable. See how you can save:


Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program:

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