Associate of Science in Human Services

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Why Study Human Services? 

Our human-centered curriculum gives you the real-world experience you need to make a difference in the lives of others. Our compassionate and experienced faculty provide hands-on learning opportunities that prepare you to work in residential care facilities, rehabilitation, or government and non-profit organizations.  

What You'll Learn 

Our program gives you knowledge and skills fundamental to the field. Learn to work with individuals, groups and families, as well as within communities. Your expertise will deepen as you study social policies and diversity in social groups.

Program Details

An Associate’s degree gives you a forward-looking education in classical liberal arts and sciences, while introducing you to the creative and critical thinking skills you need to advance professionally and personally. View the core requirements and electives needed to earn an Associate of Science in Human Services from Columbia College.

Associate degree programs offer a focused exploration of general education subjects and can typically be completed in two years. Graduates are prepared to either shape their path in the workforce or advance to a bachelor's program. Bachelor's degree programs provide transformative study in a specific subject area to prepare you for new and leading-edge career opportunities.

  • Counseling theories and methods 
  • Case management 
  • Family therapy 
  • Social psychology 
  • Diversity and Society 
  • Military case work 
  • Social gerontology 
  • Mental health

Careers & Outcomes 

Students may enter the workforce in supporting roles or continue their studies with a bachelor's degree in human services or other related field. 

Some possible paths include: 

  • Community Health 
  • Social Services advocacy and referral 
  • Care Coordination 
  • Recovery Support 
  • Case Management

Flexible Education

Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.

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because a future built by you is a future built for you.

Too many people have been made to feel that higher education isn’t a place for them— that it is someone else’s dream. But we change all that. With individualized attention and ongoing support, we help you write a new story for the future where you play the starring role.