Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services

The bachelor of science degree in Human Services includes options for specialization in counseling, psychology, social work, or criminal justice. It is designed for those interested in a broad-based discipline with practical training centered on helping others and improving their quality of life. In this program, you will learn to work as an advocate, assisting people in need. This degree also prepares you for graduate studies in your chosen area of interest. An outstanding aspect of the degree is an accommodation for a significant degree of flexibility for transfer students and others who desire to continue their professional development in a human service profession without losing a large number of transfer credits.

Why Major in Human Services at SAGU?

Real-World Experience and Resources

With SAGU’s Human Services program, you can choose a specialization, allowing you to gain expertise that will help you excel in your professional journey. The comprehensive curriculum provides a strong biblical foundation in human service principles and will expose you to real-world scenarios through required practicums. You’ll graduate with a well-rounded, Christ-centered education, practical training, and the opportunity to pursue your career aspirations in your chosen field.

The SAGU Difference

At SAGU, you will receive personalized mentorship from professors to help guide you in your coursework and professional development. You’ll be a part of a Spirit-filled community where worship is a lifestyle, and the Bible is the core foundation of all learning. Here, you can access the resources you need to grow your faith and build your leadership skills while being encouraged by faculty, staff, and peers as you follow God’s calling in your life.

Affordability and Value

We believe students should focus on their futures, not their finances. That’s why we strive to offer affordable tuition along with generous financial aid packages. In fact, 90% of our students receive financial aid. If you need information on available grants and scholarships, our financial aid counselors are here to guide you every step of the way.

Exemplary Online Program

As an online student, you can take SAGU’s bachelor’s degree in Human Services and get the same rigorous, biblically-based education in a flexible format that works for you. Our faculty are experts in online learning, and they’ll ensure you stay on track to graduate. Network with classmates from across the country as part of our online community and access helpful online resources from SAGU.

Our online program also allows you to graduate more quickly. In 2020, we were ranked by as having one of the fastest online bachelor’s degrees in the nation. We offer the option of two seven-week sessions within a traditional semester. You can also take online courses in the summer to progress towards degree completion throughout the year.


What You’ll Learn in the Human Services Degree Program

In the Human Services program, you will learn how to interact with people from diverse backgrounds, apply biblical values in a variety of service settings, and provide practical solutions to issues that impact individuals and communities.

General Education Studies

You’ll complete 51 hours of general education studies for a well-rounded college education. These courses will give you the speaking, writing, and critical thinking skills to communicate and solve problems in your future vocation. They include 18 hours of biblical studies courses such as:

  • Introduction to Theology and Apologetics
  • Authentic Christianity
  • Introduction to Biblical Literature
  • The Church in Ministry and Mission

Major Studies

Develop your educational and leadership skills with 39 hours of major coursework in Human Services. Click the link below to see specific courses for each of the specializations offered in counseling, psychology, social work, or criminal justice.

View the SAGU Catalog for course descriptions

Careers and Outcomes for Human Services Graduates

With a bachelor’s degree in Human Services, you will be ready for many careers that require leadership training. You can serve in the marketplace, churches, outreach ministries, and nonprofit organizations.

Your Human Services degree prepares you for career possibilities that include:

  • Child welfare specialist
  • Community service manager
  • Probation officer
  • Program coordinator
  • Research support specialist
  • School counselor
  • Social service administrator

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