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BSHS Online

Online BS in Human Services (BSHS)

BSHS Online Degree Program

If you want to increase your salary, expand your employability and advance your career ethically in one of the nation's fastest growing industries, a Bachelor of Science in Human Services can help make that happen.

Named one of the Top Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Human Services for 2018 by OnlineSchoolsCenter.com.

100% online degree program
Christian values at the center of your education
Self-paced course work
A dedicated, personal advisor
Ability to apply real-world knowledge
Communicate with classmates in forums

SWU's top-performing BSHS degree program is regionally accredited, taught by real-world experts, and offers the flexibility to earn as you learn. Apply online in just 15 minutes!

What You'll Learn

This broad based program offers the perspectives and skills to prepare you for more advanced work in the human services field. Our BS in Human Services degree program stands apart because it also incorporates Christ-centered strategies for handling the ethical and legal challenges of today's workplace.

Earn your BSHS Degree with a concentration in:

  • Administration, focusing on how to effectively shape and develop organizations with the ultimate goal of improving services, as well as a better understanding of management and organizational behavior that is rooted in Christian leadership principles.
  • Counseling, focusing on how to assist individuals and groups with personal, family, mental health, substance abuse, and career issues with the purpose of helping individuals live a healthy and productive life. This program is a good foundation for graduate work to become a licensed professional counselor.
  • Criminal Justice, equipping the student for a variety of criminal justice jobs including work in the local, county, state, and federal levels as well as corrections and security work.
  • Marriage and Family Services, focusing on the skills and knowledge needed by practitioners to work effectively with many of the demands families and couples are facing today. SWU’s emphasis on the Christian ethic of care is perfectly aligned with the needs of respecting and valuing what is important to couples and families while providing the support and empathy that serves to empower change.
  • Specialized, designed for students who might transfer in multiple human services credits from a previous institution or earned associate degree.


See what gives SWU a remarkable 90% overall student satisfaction rate.

"The instruction has helped me with my work in life. Here you don't have everything right there for you, but it's a good thing — it helps you grow and stretch out. The things I learned have been phenomenal."

LeRoy Moore, BS in Human Services

Apply now!

Our simple, 15-minute application process is the first step toward earning your online BSHS. Join our Christ-centered community today!

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