Ohio University

Human Services

Ohio University's Bachelor of Applied Human and Consumer Sciences in Human Services, offered by the Patton College of Education, is designed for students who have completed an associate’s degree (or the equivalent of 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours) and wish to further their education. The degree provides a path to advancement for those in social services and other public health roles. Students will enhance their leadership and problem-solving skills for work with the elderly, youth, adolescent populations, job and family services, substance abuse treatment and mental health centers, and corrections facilities. Classes will explore historical aspects, technology skill attainment, job requirements, models of service delivery, and beginning skills in the helping process.

Curriculum information for Human Services

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Admission Requirements

  • A conferred associate's degree (A.A., A.S. or A.A.S.) or 60 semester credit hours from a regionally accredited community college, regional campus, technical college, or university
  • Combined grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher

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Online and Distance Education is Affordable

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Many Credits Transfer

At OHIO, your previous coursework may apply toward an online bachelor’s degree.

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