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Bachelor's Degree, Associate's Degree

Do you have a kind heart and the drive to make a powerful, positive impact on others? A career in human services may be your calling. Our Human Services Associate’s degree online can be completed in as few as 18 months and can put you on the fast track to earning your Bachelor's degree in Human Services in another 18 months.1 The fully online Human Services degree curriculum develops your ability to communicate with and serve diverse populations. Help move your career forward while being an integral part of change in the lives of others.

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  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed May 30, 2018] https://www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] 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.

Flex Choice® = Self-Directed Assessments

The Associate’s degree and Bachelor’s degree-completion program are available with Flex Choice self-directed assessment offerings, which allows you to blend traditional online courses with self-directed assessments that provide optional coaching assistance. Assessments provide more flexibility, and—at $99 per attempt—this is a more affordable way to receive credit for what you already know. For additional information, visit our Flex Choice page.

Strengthen Your Ability To Help Others

Gain critical human services skills in four program areas: interpersonal skills and working with others, organization and leadership, crisis response strategies and real-life scenarios. Understand how to appropriately communicate with patients through in-person interactions, as well as technological communication such as telehealth, social media, electronic case management and electronic health records.

Online Courses Go Where You Go

We applaud your dedication to grow despite your busy life. Our online learning options were designed to give you more control and balance over your schedule.

Regional Accreditation

Rasmussen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Credentials Offered

Human Services

Bachelor's Degree

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning options

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Field Experience
  • Flex Choice®

Intended for

Students who already have an Associate’s degree with a passion to help others in a variety of career opportunities. Students looking to gain advanced skills and breadth exposure in the human services field and pursue a fulfilling career communicating, leading and helping others.

Prepares you for

Child and youth services worker, adult services worker, residential services worker, community services and outreach manager, family support worker, human services administrator, or working in settings including advocacy organizations, rehabilitation services, public assistance programs, health facilities, nonprofit organizations and government entities

Human Services

Associate's Degree

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning options

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Flex Choice®

Intended for

Students with a passion to help others in a variety of career opportunities. Students looking to gain well-founded skills in empathy, communication with diverse populations, objective and professional writing and learning to work cohesively with others.

Prepares you for

Community service assistant, social service specialist, human service assistant, advocate, program assistant, or working in settings including advocacy organizations, rehabilitation services, public assistance programs, health facilities, nonprofit organizations and government entities

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Turn Your Education into a Career

We’ve made advancing your human services career even easier by offering courses and credentials that fit into a busy working schedule. Through online Human Services classes led by industry-experienced instructors, you develop the empathy and communication skills you need to help make a positive impact in the lives of others. At the Associate’s degree level, you can participate in an integrative Capstone course. At the Bachelor’s degree level, you can choose to participate in either a Capstone or internship opportunity for valuable real-world experience. Rasmussen College’s ladder curriculum allows you to smoothly transfer your Human Services Associate’s degree credits, or Associate’s degree in any field, toward a Human Services Bachelor’s degree.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.2 Here are just a few examples of where a Human Services degree can take you.

Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other

  • BLS Earnings Data:2

    • $25,530 10th Percentile
    • $32,170 25th Percentile
    • $41,570 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:2

    13%

  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Bachelor's Degree

Social and Community Service Managers

  • BLS Earnings Data:2

    • $39,730 10th Percentile
    • $49,800 25th Percentile
    • $64,100 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:2

    18%

  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Bachelor's Degree

Social and Human Service Assistants

  • BLS Earnings Data:2

    • $21,480 10th Percentile
    • $26,130 25th Percentile
    • $33,120 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:2

    16%

  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • High School Diploma or Equivalent
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