Associate of Science in Human Services
Minot State University

Program Details

Provide direct support to individuals with developmental disabilities with an associate’s in Human Services degree online from Minot State University. This unique program focuses on helping those with intellectual and developmental disabilities lead self-determined and personally satisfying lives. Graduates can go to pursue the bachelor’s degree in Human Services for certification as a Qualified Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Professional.

Students will gain knowledge about effective communication skills and strategies needed to adapt to the range of client communication styles. They will learn about assessment practices and supports available to clients, recognizing the needs of specific individuals. Graduates will be able to understand challenges facing clients, such as human rights, legal, administrative, and financial, and use effective strategies to overcome them.

Classes available to students include discussions of:

  • Positive behavior supports
  • Expanding leisure options
  • Promoting personal outcomes
  • Aging and intellectual developmental disabilities
  • Human development


  • Official transcripts (including all high school, GED, and/or college)
  • ACT/SAT scores.
  • High School Core Admission requirements (if applicable).

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission