Become a community advocate.
We get it: you want more than a career. You want to wake up every day and make a difference. Earning a bachelor’s degree in Human Services will let you do just that.
Our 100% online program will prepare you for positions in the social services field so that you can make an impact in your community. But that’s not the end of the road: our program will also prepare you for entry into appropriate graduate courses.
Unsure if this is the best path for you? Learn more about the benefits from our Social Sciences Division Chair Dr. Steven Hayduk.
What will I learn?
We want you to enter the workforce with confidence. You’ll engage in real-world, hands-on projects and coursework that prepares you for accreditation by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education and fulfills the requirements to become a Human Services Board-Certified Practitioner.
You can also consider also adding a minor in Early Childhood and Family Studies to this degree using the built-in elective hours.
Ready to make meaningful change? Apply here.
"The online Human Services program allowed me the freedom to work while still pursuing a solid education . . . Upon graduation, I felt prepared and confident in my ability to apply these skills to my career." - Billie Sands, 2019 BSHS Graduate
Southern Wesleyan University awards a 10% scholarship to employees of the South Carolina Head Start Association, Goodwill Industries, Pickens County, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, as well as other organizations. Click here for more information.
BSHS Degree Concentrations
Take it to the next level—hone your career with one of these concentrations.
Choices, choices: the Human Services Administration Concentration will prepare you for a leadership role in the public, private or nonprofit sector. Under this concentration, your professors will help you gain a better understanding of management and organizational behavior that is rooted in Christian leadership principles.
Administration Concentration Courses:
- SOSC 3073 — Management Issues
- SOSC 3603 — Community Development
- MGMT 3353 — Organizational Behavior
- MGMT 2013 — Principles of Management
Want to help individuals and families live healthier lives? Consider our counseling concentration. This program will prepare you to help people navigate issues like mental health and substance abuse—leading them toward happier, more productive lives.
We offer a versatile course load that covers a variety of specialties, including:
- Drug and alcohol addiction
- Family therapy
- Career counseling
- Personal counseling
- Crisis intervention
- School/student guidance
- Clinical counseling
- Life coaching
Counseling Concentration Courses:
- PSYC 3713 — Introduction to Counseling
- PSYC 3753 — Practical Counseling Skills
- PSYC 3763 — Multicultural Counseling
- PSYC 3733 — Group Dynamics
Criminal Justice concentration
Serve and protect your community with a Criminal Justice Concentration. This program will give you a firsthand look into the field, preparing you to collaborate with or ultimately become a member of law enforcement.
Criminal Justice Concentration Courses:
- CRJS 1253 — Introduction to Criminal Justice
- CRJS 2283 — Police and Community
- CRJS 3353 — Juveniles and the Law
- PSYC 3353 — Forensic Psychology
Marriage and Family Services concentration
Get the tools you need to effectively address issues standing between families and couples. You’ll not only learn techniques for empathizing with, respecting and valuing others, but you’ll also be trained to lean on evidence-based strategies to prompt behavioral change.
This program is also ideal if you’re interested in graduate studies in human growth and development, human services, family policy, social work or family counseling.
Marriage and Family Services Concentration Courses:
- SOSC 2103 — Sex, Courtship, and Marriage
- PSYC 3103 — Child Development
- PSYC 3113 — Adolescent Development
- PSYC 3133 — Adult Development
If you’re transferring into our Human Services program from a different institution or have earned your associate degree, we can customize a specialized concentration just for you. Your personal advisor will evaluate your transfer credits and work with you to find a solution based on your transfer work.
Apply Online in 15 Minutes:
It only takes 15 minutes to apply to the BS in Human Services program.
Online Program Start Dates
Monday, February 8, 2021
Monday, May 10, 2021
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Named one of the Top Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Human Services for 2019 by Online Schools Report.
Named one of the Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Human Services for 2020 by AffordableSchools.net.