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Bachelor of Science in Human Services

Uplift Those in Need and Elevate Your Career with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services

This program is offered on Campus and Online.

If you have a genuine desire to help others, a BS in Human Services degree from Post University will help prepare you with the knowledge and abilities to make a difference. Our Human Services program will equip you with the skills to work at the individual, group, and community level. Additionally, our required internships will further provide you with opportunities to apply what you are learning in the classroom and gain experiences in the human services field. After graduating from the program, you may be eligible for positions as caseworkers, youth workers, court support service workers, life skills instructors, group home managers, client advocates, program managers, and program engagement coordinators. You may also choose to pursue your master’s degree at Post University to further advance your career and work toward clinical licensure. 

Program Highlights

Through case studies and interactive classroom activities, our Bachelor of Science in Human Services can help you build foundational knowledge in case management techniques, prevention theories and concepts, and human development. You will gain an understanding of people’s capacity for growth and change while learning to advocate for social justice by practicing your skills in the areas of counseling, ethical decision-making, and crisis intervention.   

From assessing client needs to improving service delivery, you’ll cover a number of relevant issues involved in the application of human services. You’ll learn theories of human development and counseling as well as how to apply them. You’ll explore interpersonal dynamics, service planning, and more. And you’ll have the opportunity to use classroom learnings in the field through internships with a local human services organization, such as a child protection agency or substance abuse facility. Plus, you’ll have the ability to customize your degree to your future goals with your choice of several concentration options. No matter which concentration you choose, you’ll come away from the program with the skills you need to pursue a successful future in a human services career field.  

 

What can you do with a BS in Human Services degree?  

Graduates can pursue work in non-profit, state, or for-profit agencies, serving in vital areas such as child protection, substance abuse and mental health. Job roles can include caseworker, youth worker, probation officer, life skills instructor, group home manager, client advocate, program manager, program engagement coordinator, and many more.  

At Post University, you don’t have to put your responsibilities on hold to pursue your education. Stay in your current job and learn on your schedule with our flexible day, evening and weekend, and 100 percent online human service degree completion options*. Additionally, our staff is always available to offer guidance and support. As soon as you enroll, you will be assigned a dedicated academic advisor who will answer any questions and help you customize your degree to your career goals with a concentration in one of the many different career paths in the human services field. 

* except required internships 

 

For Curriculum, Course Descriptions, and Program Outcomes visit the University Catalog >>

 

Human Services Concentrations

As you progress in the Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree program, course curriculum can be tailored to your focus with the concentrations below.  

Counseling

If you’re interested in a career in clinical work, this concentration is a great place to start. You will learn counseling techniques and theories for assisting individuals, groups, and families. You will also be introduced to specific issues that impact human functioning, such as mental health disorders and alcohol and drug use. 

 

Criminal Justice

In this concentration, you will study the criminal justice system and current practices in crime and punishment. Coursework covers the fields of corrections, parole, and probation, and you will select criminal justice electives based on your interests and career goals. 

Equine Industry

In this concentration, students will investigate equine-assisted activities for traditional human service work, providing opportunities to improve treatment outcomes in areas like mental health, health care, and physical/occupational therapy. 

Psychology — Health, Education, and Community Services

In this concentration, you will study the impact of mental health issues and social conditions on individuals. Coursework explores child development; differences in race, gender identity, and culture; and theories of psychopathology. 

Sociology — Health and Community Services

This concentration provides you with an understanding of the impact of society on individuals. Coursework addresses topics including socialization, stratification, social class, social change, and social influence on marriage and family; alcohol and drug use; and gender, race, and ethnicity. 

 

Make a difference in your life and the lives of others. Contact us  to enroll in Post University’s on campus or online human services degree program today. 

Note: Licensure is a professional process that varies from state to state. Please consult the appropriate state agency to determine the specific requirements for licensure in your state 

 

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