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Human Services Degree Online

Online Human Services Bachelor Degree

A High-Quality Online Degree in Human Services

Ohio University's Bachelor of Applied Human and Consumer Sciences in Human Services equips you with the skills required to serve clients in a variety of public outreach organizations.

The degree provides a path to advancement in social services and other public health roles. You will enhance your 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.

Students can also take advantage of credits they have previously earned to transfer into this bachelor’s degree program.

Degree holders are prepared to enter graduate programs in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology and more

Ohio University is ranked the top college in Ohio for online education by Newsweek.

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What courses will you take?

Classes will explore technology skill attainment, job requirements, models of service delivery, and beginning skills in the helping process.

Course list

Transferring Credits

Do you already have some undergraduate credits? Find information about transferring them.

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Career Opportunities

Career opportunities associated with the Human Services major include, but are not limited to, job and family services, child and adult advocacy, foster care, humanitarian and disaster relief, refugee work, community youth agencies, as well as food relief services. Work environments may be home, school, or community based.

Flexible Online Format

With asynchronous coursework and flexible advising, students can complete their degree on their own schedule. Take a full load and finish the degree in four semesters, or pace your courses to fit your life and career.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to the program as a freshman applicant requires successful attainment of a high school diploma, state-recognized high school equivalent or GED.
  • Transfer applicants must have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher from all institutions previously attended to be considered for admission. If you have completed fewer than 20 semester hours or 30 quarter hours of university or college coursework, you must also submit your high school transcript for evaluation.


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