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East Tennessee State University

Online B.S. in Human Services

100% Online Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Human Services

100% Online B.A. Human Services Degree

The Online Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Human Services
is designed to provide a human and behavioral science background for students interested in counseling, case management, administration, or similar professions.

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, governmental and non-governmental organizations and institutions, group homes, foster and transitional care, in-home counseling, homeless and runaway shelters, community action agencies, wilderness and adventure programs, and in other similar programs focused on social and personal development.

Program of Study

Online B.S. in Human Services

View the course list and graduation requirements for ETSU's Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree in the ETSU Undergraduate Catalog.


General Degree Requirements

To earn a degree from ETSU, there are specific course requirements established by ETSU, by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), by each college, and by each department. All students must meet the degree requirements at each of these levels outlined in the following list:

Degree and Graduation Requirements

- Completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours is required.

- CSCI 1100 or the proficiency exam

Proficiency Intensive Course Requirements

California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST)  (Senior Exit Exam)

Additional Requirements for Transfer Students 

Second Bachelor Degrees 

Double Majors/Double Degrees 

Total Credit Hours for Degree: 120


How to Apply

The Application Process:

The process for enrolling in the online Human Services degree program involves:

1. apply to East Tennessee State University.

2. apply to the Human Services program (which is a different process from applying to the university) after completing 30 credit hours of college course work. Note: If you have previous college credit, it may count toward the hours requirements. If you're interested in Human Services and don't yet have 30 hours of completed course work, you can still speak with an advisor by using the contact form beneath this information box.

Please visit the ETSU Office of Admissions Website to apply to ETSU. For help with your application or questions concerning the admissions process, you can contact the Office of Admissions directly at  or toll-free at 1-800-462-3878.

Tuition and Aid


Tuition, Fee, and Financial Assistance


ETSU Tuition and Fees

ETSU eRate (for out-of-state students taking ALL course work online in any semester)

Border County Information: Students in North Carolina and Virginia living in counties bordering Tennessee may receive in-state tuition. For more detailed tuition information based on your specific situation, please contact the ETSU Office of Admissions.

Student accounts, payment calendars, and payment plan information

ETSU Bursar Office

(423) 439-4212

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Step by Step Guide

Types of Aid

(423) 439-4300


Scholarship Information

(423) 439-7094


Let Us Introduce You to The Program Advisor!

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