What You'll Learn

The Bachelor of Arts in Human Services degree builds upon the academic and hands-on experiences gained with an Associate’s Degree in Human Services. Our program completes the academic training required for careers in Human Services that can bring positive change to many populations.

In order to declare a Human Services major, you must have an Associate’s Degree in Human Services from a regionally accredited two year college. The Human Services program is offered on Columbia College campus in the evening or as an Associate’s to Bachelor’s program at your local technical college.

Career Opportunities

With a degree in Human Services, you may provide direct services to clients, supervise personnel, administer programs, and develop policies. Most graduates go on to work in social work, counseling, or human resource services.

The Columbia College Difference

The flexible course options we offer allow our students to pursue a degree in Human Services either during the evening on our main campus, or at their own technical college campus. We make it possible for you to succeed at your own pace.

Additional Course Options

Evening

This course is offered in the evening on our main campus and can be completed in semester increments. You may choose from courses which best fit your schedule and allow for the most flexibility.

Evening Course Requirements

View major requirements including concentrations and electives for this program of study in our course catalog.

Undergraduate Course Catalog

Associate's to Bachelor's | A2B

Human Services courses support careers in training and development, community and nonprofit administration, higher education, project management, and general business administration.

In order to declare a Human Services major, students must have an Associate’s Degree in Human Services from a regionally accredited two year college with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Associate's to Bachelor's classes at Columbia College’s partner institutions meet two nights a week. A2B students complete three courses per semester (including summers); the program is completed in six semesters. 

Associate's to Bachelor's Course Requirements

View major requirements including concentrations and electives for this program of study in our course catalog.

Undergraduate Course Catalog

Concentrations

You may choose from one of two tracks for the Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services: Counseling or Community & Organizational Leadership.

Counseling Track

The Counseling track prepares students for a wide range of careers in the helping professions. You will be required to take eighteen (18) s.h. worth of counseling major courses and nine (9) s.h. of elective counseling courses.

This track is not available for Associate's to Bachelor's students.

Community & Organizational Leadership Track

The Community & Organizational Leadership track supports careers in training and development, community and nonprofit administration, higher education, project management, and general business administration. You will be required to take eighteen (18) s.h. worth of Community & Organizational Leadership major courses and nine (9) s.h. of elective Community & Organizational Leadership courses.