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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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 2016 and 2026 for social and community service managers is 18%.2 A Bachelor's degree in Human Services 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
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.
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.
What Types of Classes Will I Take?
- HUS 3025
- 4 Credits
- HUS 4000
- 4 Credits
- HUS 4230
- 4 Credits
Interpersonal Relations for Helping Professionals
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
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
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
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 an admissions advisor who will speak to you about: immunizations, background checks and TEAS scores.
We believe in giving credit where it’s due. You can get an estimate of your transfer credits without an official transcript in one business day (on average). Talk to an admissions advisor today or explore our Transfer Policy page for 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 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.
Where Can I Find an Online 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 an online 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.