Human Services

Bachelor's Degree

Next program start date

May 12, 2021

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning includes

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

If you’ve always had a passion and drive for helping others, our Human Services program is waiting for you. Fast-track your Human Services Bachelor's degree in as few as 18 months with prior completed coursework, a Human Services Associate’s degree or other accredited Associate’s degree.1 Through online Human Services classes led by industry-experienced instructors, and an applied, in-field Capstone or internship opportunity, you develop the advanced communication and human services skills you need to make a positive impact on others. You bring the compassion; our Human Services Bachelor’s degree-completion program will bring the rest. The 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.

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After this credential

What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?

Launch a Fulfilling Career

Upon graduation with your online Human Services degree, you will have the knowledge, confidence and transferable skills, including diversity and teamwork and critical thinking, to work in a rewarding, service-based career helping others.

Work in a Variety of Settings

Graduates feel prepared to make a positive impact working across diverse settings in human and social services, including advocacy organizations, rehabilitation services, public assistance programs, health facilities, nonprofit organizations and government entities.

Pursue Potential Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the yearly projected job growth potential between 2018 and 2028 for social and community service managers is 13%.2 A Bachelor's degree in Human Services from Rasmussen University can help set you up for success in this growing field.

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Skills

What Skills Will I Gain?

Interpersonal Skills and Working with Others

Develop a broader perspective on the field of Human Services as a strategic, ethical leader and how to work cohesively and productively with clients.

Organization, Leadership and Budgeting

Examine and appropriately act upon the structure of community organizations, how systems are affected and how diverse populations are served. Understand the role of human services in grant writing, healthcare, planning and budgeting and nonprofit management.

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.

Human Services Delivery and Intervention

Measure the effectiveness of human services delivery and how to approach treatment and intervention in order to address client needs, including short term solutions, culturally diverse clients and behavior changes.

Transferable Skills

You’ll also develop the soft skills you will transfer into your role. Core courses develop your skills in critical thinking, communication, digital fluency, information literacy, diversity and teamwork and ethics and professional responsibility. Learn more about transferable skills.

human services professional helping a client
Your heart led you to Human Services—now, with advanced communication and management skills, you can lead others to a more positive future.

Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

    Interpersonal Relations for Helping Professionals

    • HUS 3025
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Develops a broader perspective on Human Services as a strategic, ethical leader. Practices designing programs and implementation and evaluation plans to address a community need. Practices maintaining the responsibilities of a Human Services leader, including managing individuals and supporting operational aspects of an agency.

    Social Problems and Advocacy

    • HUS 4000
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Assesses social problems from multiple perspectives and advocates for social change to resolve social problems at a local, national and global level. Analyzing historical and sociological systems to determine the root causes of the problem, the institutions and issues that compound the problem and different ways of viewing and addressing the problem.

    Administration and Management in Human Services

    • HUS 4230
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Develops a broader perspective on Human Services as a strategic, ethical leader. Practices designing programs and implementing and evaluating plans to address a community need. Practices maintaining the responsibilities of a Human Services leader, works on addressing stakeholder needs and maintains a solid reputation of an agency within their community.

23 Courses to Complete

91 Credit Hours

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Entrance Requirements

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Help Paying for College

Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to an admissions advisor 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 for those who qualify.

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Class Locations

Where Can I Find an Online Human Services Program Near Me?

At Rasmussen University, 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 an online Human Services program near you.

  • Online
  • Florida
  • Illinois*
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • Wisconsin
  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 Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 1, 2020] www.bls.gov/ooh/. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
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