Lead your life with your heart? Our Human Services Associate's degree online program needs you. Through career-focused curriculum and practical, real-world scenarios in your Human Services classes online, you can prepare for a human and social services career helping others and creating a positive impact in your community. An Associate's degree in Human Services can act as a smooth pathway toward a Human Services Bachelor's degree and furthering your career while making a positive impact in the lives of others. This online Human Services degree is available with Flex Choice®, which allows you to combine traditional online coursework and self-directed assessments—a more affordable way to receive credit for what you already know.
This Human Services program is designed for non-licensed positions and does not academically qualify graduates for any state professional license. It is not intended for those seeking employment as a licensed social worker.
Take me to:
What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?
Advance Your Education
Rasmussen College’s ladder curriculum allows you to easily transfer your Human Services Associate’s degree credits toward a Human Services Bachelor's degree.
Launch a Fulfilling Career
Upon graduation, you will have the knowledge, human services skills, confidence and communication skills to work in a rewarding, service-based career helping others.
Pursue Potential Job Growth
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the yearly projected job growth potential between 2016 and 2026 for social and human service assistants is 16%.2 A Human Services degree from Rasmussen College can help set you up for success in this growing field.
What Skills Will I Gain?
Interpersonal Skills and Working with Others
Apply self-reflection and development strategies to forge strong relationship management and gain the tools to know yourself in order to be effective in working with others.
Utilize assignments that are relevant to your local community and reflect community needs and resources, including community support systems and interconnectedness to support diverse populations.
Crisis Response Strategies
Understand 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.
Electronic Communication and Case Management
Gain an understanding of computer applications and how to manage caseloads of clients, document casework and electronic health records. Responsibly communicate with clients through telehealth and social media.
What Types of Classes Will I Take?
- HUS 1238
- 4 Credits
- HUS 1632
- 4 Credits
- HUS 1461
- 4 Credits
Evolving Populations in Human Services
Explores the various situations and human beings with which human services professionals may work. Also explores the types of positions students can fill in a human services organization targeting a specific population of individuals.
Working with Clients
Introduces communication techniques and practical skills used in human services. Students gain insight into the scope of daily work activities performed by a human services professional and begin to practice and develop their own communication tools for use in the field.
Perspectives on Human Behavior
Introduces prospective human services professionals to knowledge of behavior at individual, group and societal levels. Focuses on theories and knowledge relative to the biological, psychological, sociological and cultural characteristics evident in many facets of contemporary society.
23 Courses to Complete
90 Credit Hours
What Should I Know Before I Enroll?
Entrance requirements for the School of Health Sciences vary by program. To learn more and receive help planning your healthcare career path, contact a program manager who will speak to you about: immunizations, background checks and TEAS scores.
We believe in giving credit where it’s due. Talk to a program manager today or explore our Transfer Policy page to review our seamless credit policies designed to maximize credits, potentially save money and expedite graduation.
Help Paying for College
Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to a program manager and learn how these programs can make it more affordable with Flex Choice® learning options, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities and corporate and military discounts.
Where Can I Find a Human Services Program Near Me?
At Rasmussen College, we want our courses to be available on your schedule, not the other way around. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus and nationally online, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources. See below to find out where you can find a Human Services program near you.
- Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] www.bls.gov/ooh/. Employment conditions in your area may vary.