The Online Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Human Services degree is designed to provide a human and behavioral science background for students interested in entering counseling, case management, program administration, and other similar professions.
Students often select the Human Services bachelor's degree program in preparation for a master's degree program in counseling in order to become licensed, professional counselors, especially in school, marriage and family, community agency, and college/university settings.
Professional employment in Human Services is applied in treatment centers, hospitals, child and youth care facilities, community mental health centers, licensed professional practice, colleges/universities, schools, academies, governmental and non-governmental organizations, institutions, group homes, foster and transitional care, in-home counseling, homeless and runaway shelters, community action agencies, wilderness and adventure programs, and similar programs for social and personal development.
Admission and Advisement:
The Human Services Degree Program is offered through the ETSU Department of Counseling and Human Services. Admission into the program is based upon determination of the applicant's potential for academic and professional success by departmental faculty. Factors considered for admission will include the applicant's academic record, entrance examination scores, career goals, and communication skills.
For students looking to begin online course work toward a degree in Human Services, the following online courses are recommended as a starting point.
HDAL 2510-904 – Introduction to Human Services
HDAL 2000-904 – Intimate Relationships
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Formal admission into the program and advisement from the Department of Counseling and Human Services is required, and separate from the ETSU Admissions process. For more information download the Human Services Brochure [PDF].