Human Services Degree Programs

Make a positive impact with a degree in human services

Are you someone who is always willing to offer a helping hand? Do you have great active listening skills? If you answered ‘yes’, a career in Human Services could be a great fit for you!

At Goodwin University, earning your degree in Human Services can set you on a path to changing lives in your community. Our Human Services degree programs are designed to help you improve the quality of life for individuals under your care — including toddlers, adolescents, adults, and senior citizens.

Earn your Human Services degree one of two ways

Both our bachelor’s and associate degree programs will provide you with the necessary skills to work as a skilled human services professional. However, the length and type of program you pursue will make a difference in the career options available to you after graduation.

With an associate degree in Human Services, you’ll build on the core competencies that human services employers are looking for, including performing intakes and assessments, conducting interviews and counseling, and understanding individual and group psychology. You’ll use these concepts to help others overcome challenges and obstacles in their lives, meaning you’ll make a real difference in your community. Upon graduating, you’ll be prepared to enter a number of careers in the field of human services, including case management, counseling, and more.

A bachelor’s degree in Human Services will give you access to more opportunities in the field. A four-year degree program will expose you to the in-depth concepts involved in human services, making you eligible for more advanced positions such as probation officers and mental health advocates.

Explore a variety of rewarding career paths

Graduates of Goodwin University’s Human Services degree programs pursue careers in the following fields:

AS Human Services

  • Case manager
  • Corrections counselor
  • Counselor
  • Job coach
  • Probation assistant
  • Rehabilitation specialist
  • Social service specialist
  • Youth worker
  • And more!

BS Human Services

  • Case manager
  • Community outreach worker
  • Counselor
  • Crisis advocate
  • Intake and interviewing specialist
  • Mental health associate
  • Probation officer
  • Rehabilitation specialist
  • Youth worker
  • And more!

We do things differently

Career-focused programs

Our degree programs are designed with your career in mind. We combine traditional classroom learning with hands-on learning experiences to help you prepare for success in your field. At Goodwin University, we have strong connections to more than 500 human services organizations around the state, meaning you’ll have the chance to pursue internships, networking, and job search opportunities while you earn your degree.

Flexible scheduling

At Goodwin, we believe that taking care of your personal responsibilities is just as important as reaching your career goals. Our Human Services programs offer flexible scheduling that will allow you to get your degree without sacrificing your professional or personal life. Our programs offer day and evening classes, with a combination of on-campus and hybrid curriculums that allow you the flexibility to advance your career.* We also have 6 class starts per year, so you can take the classes you need at a time that’s convenient for you.

*Formatting options vary. See each program for specific details.


Paying for college doesn’t have to be stressful. We offer a variety of financial aid opportunities to help you afford your education. Students may be eligible for grants and scholarships that don’t have to be paid back, student loans that have to be repaid, and work-study opportunities that provide a regular paycheck.

Support services

We are committed to supporting our students in any way possible. This includes offering services to help you both personally and professionally. Here’s a look at the resources you can take advantage of when you earn your degree or certificate at Goodwin.

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