Human Service in Counseling

Available in: Evening Undergraduate & Online Undergraduate

The B.A. program in Human Services-Counseling builds upon the academic and hands-on experiences gained with an Associate’s Degree in Human Services. The bachelor’s program completes the academic training required for careers in Human Services that can bring positive change to many populations. A Human Services professional may provide direct services to clients, supervise personnel, administer programs, and develop policies.

Catalog/Course Requirements:

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.

Job Markets

Overall employment of social workers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by increased demand for healthcare and social services, but will vary by specialization.

Social Worker
Median Pay 2018: $49,470
Job Outlook 2018-2018: Projecting 11% growth  

Job Opportunities
  • Counseling
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Advocacy

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.


Shirley Huisman, Associate Professor of Social Work.
B.A., Dordt College; M.S.W., Syracuse University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina.

Karen C. Thompson, Professor of Psychology
B.S., Bowling Green State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina.

Erin Merchant, Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Columbia International University; M.A., University of Central Florida; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Mary Jon Barrineau, Lecturer of Psychology
B.A., Columbia College; M.A., Radford University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

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