Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences / Human Services
Lees-McRae College

Program Details

The online Human Services bachelor’s degree from Lees-McRae College can lead patient and caring individuals to a successful career in the field of Human Services. This degree program is meant for students transferring credits from a previously attained associate level degree and can be completed in two years.

Human Services professionals focus on prevention as well as treatment of problems and are committed to improving the overall quality of life for their clients. Important skills and traits of Human Services workers include a desire to help others, strong communication skills, a sense of responsibility, and effective time management.

Certification is available to graduates to become Human Services Board Certified Practitioners. Opportunities for employment after graduation exist in places like health centers; programs dealing with addiction, abuse, or aging; correctional or rehabilitation facilities; and more. Other students may choose to go on to graduate school and other professional programs. 

Students will study a wide variety of topics such as:

  • Social barriers and public policy
  • Psychopathology and maladaptive behavior
  • Statistics and research methods
  • Human services administration and nonprofit management
  • Aging, ageism, and end of life
  • Community resources and intra-professional networks
  • Culture and diversity

Requirements

  • Official transcript
  • Associate’s level coursework is required

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges