Master the art of advocacy and the fundamentals to effectively help others in need with an online Bachelor of Arts in Human Services degree from Southern New Hampshire University. Earning your human services degree online at SNHU gives you more than an understanding of how compassion meets policy and process. It offers the personal rewards that come from helping to improve the lives of individuals, families or entire populations.
Through the bachelor's in human services program, you'll learn how to:
You can also enhance your degree with a concentration in child & family services, gerontology, or substance abuse.
Earn credits for what you already know: Did you know certain work and life experience – like industry-recognized certifications, law enforcement training and math knowledge – could save you time and money at SNHU? Learn how you could get credit for work or life experience.
SNHU’s human services degree online courses are taught by practicing human service professionals who bring years of experience to their teaching. You’ll develop the research and communication skills needed to identify and assess community resources for your clients, conduct community assessments, and interview and assist clients who need services. You’ll graduate feeling prepared with the skills you need to enter the field of human services.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your human services degree online at SNHU include:
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for social and community service managers is projected to increase by 16% through 2026.* This is due in large part to our aging population and the increased demand for substance abuse treatment and mental health and health-related services.
Human services professionals work in community, residential care or institutional settings. You may find yourself providing direct services such as leading a group, organizing an activity, or counseling or advocating for those struggling with mental illness, substance abuse, domestic violence and health conditions. You may handle administrative support tasks, too. Job titles include:
Earning an online human services degree is also an excellent segue to a master's degree in human services, social work, psychology, sociology, public health, public administration and related degrees.
Through authentic learning experiences, you'll practice and apply what you learn so you have the confidence and proficiencies to become a human services professional. Coursework covers assessment, evaluating client outcomes, advocating for policy change, developing a care plan and finding a career in human services.
The bachelor's in human services requires the completion of a capstone experience. The capstone challenges each student to demonstrate how his or her new skills can be applied in a real-world setting.
SNHU's bachelor's in human services program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.