B.S. in Human Services

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Online Bachelor of Science in Human Services

CSU Global’s online degree program in human services will give you the knowledge of various community and social services fields such as child care, mental illness, support for people with disabilities, and elderly support.

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services provides students with an understanding of programs designed to meet community and social welfare needs among varied populations. Students gain the practical knowledge necessary for assisting others in individual, family, group, organization, and community settings.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate effective written communication and analytical skills.
  • Develop an understanding of the nature and purpose of human services by exploring the role and function of human services workers in a variety of micro and macro settings.
  • Analyze the impact of diversity and culture in the field of human services.
  • Evaluate ethical, legal, and organizational influences on human services organizations.
  • Develop intervention and case management skills.
  • Assess administrative responsibilities in human services organizations.

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  • Our rates haven’t risen once since 2011.
  • We charge the same for in-state and out-of-state students.
  • Tuition rates won’t change as long as you’re a student.
  • No student fees, no hidden fees.

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At CSU Global, we know it’s pretty hard to climb up the career ladder when you’re weighed down with student debt. That’s why we haven’t raised our rates since 2011. We’re committed to staying affordable and putting education before tuition.
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  • Complete your degree on your own schedule.
  • Work from anywhere.
  • Access student support and any resource online.

How Online Education Works for You

The life of a modern learner is a juggling act. When you’re juggling a full-time job and a family, we know it can be easy to drop the ball on your education. But with our flexible, 100% online system, we’ve set you up for success. Complete your schoolwork on your work breaks, after the kids go to bed, whenever -- earn your degree from anywhere, on your own schedule.
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  • We’re regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Our business programs are ACBSP-accredited. (Excludes MBA)
  • 84% of our faculty hold a terminal or doctoral degree.
  • 95% of our alumni would refer a friend or family member.

Accreditation Information

CSU Global is not just any online university. We’re regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our business programs are ACBSP-accredited. With a world-class faculty and programs designed to bring students career success, it’s no wonder that 95% of our alumni would refer a friend or family member to us.


You can customize your online degree in human services by adding a specialization. Similar to a degree concentration, each specialization consists of five upper-division courses (15 credit hours) in a more specific area of interest. A specialization is not required to complete a bachelor’s degree, but it is an ideal way to tailor your educational experience to your professional goals and personal interests.

Applied Social Sciences
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics
Business Administration
Computer Programming
Construction Management
Criminal Forensics
Criminal Justice Management
Cyber Security
Data Management and Analysis
Digital Marketing
Emergency Management
Foundations of Accounting
Healthcare Communication
Healthcare Management
Human Resources and Organizational Development
Information Technology Management
Information Technology Operations
Intelligence and Homeland Security
International Business
Operations Management and Supervision
Organizational Leadership
Project Management
Public and Non-Profit Management
Public Relations
Virtualization and Cloud Computing
Web Application Development

Human Services Courses

CSU Global’s accredited online Bachelor’s degree in Human Services is designed to provide you with a practical knowledge of the human services field. The program consists of 15 three-credit core courses as part of a full 120-credit bachelor’s degree. Maximize your transfer credits and take advantage of our alternative credit options to finish faster and for less!

ORG300 Applying Leadership Principles

SOC300 Working in Modern Society

SOC310 Race, Gender, and Ethnic Relations in the U.S.

SOC460 Community Development

HSM300 Introduction to Human Services

HSM320 Human Development

HSM350 Intervention Methods in Human Services

PMG370 Fundraising and Grant Writing

HSM400 Crisis Intervention

HSM405 Case Management in Human Services

HSM420 Legal and Ethical Issues in Human Services

HSM450 Human Services Administration

HSM470 Evaluation of Research and Theory in Human Services

HSM475 OR HSM476* Practicum OR Seminar - Human Services Strategy and Execution

HSM480 Capstone - Human Services Strategy and Execution

* Students will enroll in either HSM475 or HSM476. They do not take both courses. Students may select the Practicum course (HSM475) or enroll in the Seminar course (HSM476) to fulfill this degree requirement. Students will be required to pass a criminal background check including fingerprinting prior to taking the HSM475 Practicum course. Students residing in locations where practica are not available must enroll in the Seminar course (HSM476). See the State Specific Authorization Policy under Admissions Policies.

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- Kim Joiner