Human Services BA


Entirely Online | 33 Credits | 2-3.5 Years
  • Prepare to work with individuals and families from diverse backgrounds
  • Develop skills to assist in times of crisis and educate a broad range of age groups - from infants to seniors - preparing you for success in the social services field. 
  • Gain practical skills and real-world experiences through an internship or final project
  • Offered through the Department of Individual Studies, this interdisciplinary degree includes courses in social work, family services, gerontology and psychology
  • Committed faculty will help prepare you for a variety of careers related to the human services field, ranging from adoption and foster care to juvenile justice

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA

It is recommended that students have an AA degree from any community college or an AAS in Human Services from DMACC. This program can also be started without any previous college credit. Students without an AA degree may need to take additional courses to satisfy the UNIFI General Education program. Your advisor will help you select the appropriate courses.

Questions? As an Online & Distance Education student, you’ll have a dedicated Enrollment Contact and Program Coordinator to assist you with registering for classes, navigating the course sequence and billing process, preparing for graduation and much more. Additionally, your classes will be taught by the same distinguished, full-time faculty who teach on campus.

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William Henninger

Program Coordinator

Associate Professor of Family Studies


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Linda Emery

Program Advisor

Individual Studies Coordinator, Online & Distance Education



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Delivered Entirely Online

Delivered entirely online, courses are offered asynchronously with some synchronous meeting times required.  

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Graduates are prepared to work in a variety of nonprofit and/or government agencies including:
  • Adoption and foster care
  • Domestic abuse & violence prevention
  • Housing and shelter
  • Youth development
  • Legal and victim assistance
  • Public safety
  • Senior care and housing
  • Juvenile justice
  • Substance abuse
  • Parent education
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Individualized Support Services

Throughout every step of your program, you'll have a dedicated team of support staff ready to assist you. You'll also have access to UNI services such as:

  • Personalized academic advising
  • Support from Financial Aid, Career Services and Rod Library staff
  • Academic support and tutoring opportunities from the Learning Center
  • Access to student accessibility services and staff
  • Technical support assistance
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When applying, you'll need to:

  • have your official transcripts sent directly to the Office of Admissions

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Delivery of this program is contingent on a sufficient number of students being accepted into the program.