Become an advocate for individuals and communities and focus your learning with our bachelor’s in human services degree program.
You have a desire to help others. Whether you aspire to be a direct practitioner or an administrator, Walden’s BS in Human Services program can empower you to turn your passion into impact. A bachelor’s in human services degree prepares students to excel in direct services to individuals, families, and communities or in human services leadership roles.
Explore the underlying causes of addictive behavior as well as prevention methods. Gain insight into substance abuse and treatment and what makes certain individuals “high risk.” If you are interested in pursuing addiction counselor certification in the future, this concentration may be right for you.
Walden’s BS in Human Services program can empower you with the skills to thrive in non-licensed, nontherapeutic direct service or entry-level leadership roles. Develop essential relationship-building and community engagement expertise and learn to ethically guide people to the services they need for a better life. Take your career further and make a greater impact serving your community.
Graduates of Walden’s online BS in Human Services program will be prepared to:
From suicide to substance abuse, the rising tide of social issues calls for more qualified professionals to help people access life-saving services. Demand for practitioners with a bachelor’s in human services has grown, with more than 10,000 related jobs posted in 2018 versus 7,260 in 2015.1
Walden’s BS in Human Services program prepares you to be on the front lines helping clients navigate social services in settings around the world. Build a broad set of highly marketable skills that can open new doors, whether you aspire to work in nontherapeutic direct services or administration.
A BS in Human Services from Walden can prepare you for a number of nontherapeutic direct service or entry-level leadership roles in government agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and foundations. Between 2017 and 2018, demand for most job titles in the field increased, with top titles including: 2
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this online bachelor’s in human services degree program.
A BS in Human Services degree can potentially lead to higher earnings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for social and community service managers was $65,320 in May 2018.3
Walden University is a powerful social change agent in the lives of its students as well as the global community.
Walden’s accreditation was the most important factor in deciding where to go. Employers and community members need to be assured you received a high-quality education, experience, and degree.
Soon after graduating, I was thrilled to join the faculty of the first fully online social work program at Walden University as a contributing member. In that role, I was able to set the tone of a scholar-practitioner.
1Source: Data for this analysis of job postings for professionals with a bachelor’s degree in human services from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2018, was retrieved using Burning Glass Technologies: Labor Insight™. Results for industry sectors and job titles are at the national level and may not reflect local and/or short-term job conditions and are subject to change.
2Source: Data for this analysis of job postings for professionals with a bachelor’s degree in human services from January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2018, was retrieved using Burning Glass Technologies: Labor Insight™. Results for industry sectors and job titles are at the national level and may not reflect local and/or short-term job conditions and are subject to change.
3Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Social and Community Service Managers. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual job growth, and are subject to change.