Associate Degree in Human Services

More than ever before, people of all ages and backgrounds are facing mounting challenges, from health and well-being to family stresses and financial burdens. This means there’s a growing demand for compassionate, community-minded professionals to help others improve their everyday life. Pursuing an Elizabethtown College associate degree in human services from the School of Continuing and Professional Studies will allow you to start or grow in your career of helping others. Here, you will gain an understanding of the underlying issues that influence individuals—and society as a whole. You will leave with the knowledge and skills needed to administer or manage services for others or to advocate on their behalf.

Program Formats:


Credits Required: 64

Cost Per Credit: $555

Program Outcomes

  • Implement a personal philosophy of human services and/or addictions counseling in the workplace.
  • Apply theory, practical skills, and an interdisciplinary approach to human services to the work environment and community-at-large.
  • Apply interpersonal and group communication skills.
  • Apply critical thinking skills and problem-solving strategies to the profession of human services.
  • Apply counseling skills.
  • Make decisions in an ethically and socially responsible manner.
  • Demonstrate leadership and professionalism in the field.

Human Services Degree Requirements

Accredited by the Middle States Association for Colleges and Secondary Schools, the associate degree in Human Services from Elizabethtown College requires 64 credit hours of academic work. Degree candidates must take at least 15 of the 64 credits from Elizabethtown College. Credits taken at Elizabethtown must include at least 9 credits in the major.
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Career Outlook

Career Opportunities for Graduates:

  • Social Services Coordinator
  • Community Manager
  • Medicaid Specialist
  • Enrollment Cooridinator
  • Community Support Specialist
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Christy King is a consultant with the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit, Office of Developmental Programs Consulting System. She gained experience in the field of intellectual disabilities by working for a provider agency as a direct support professional and for the office of developmental programs. Christy provides curriculum development, meeting facilitation, training delivery, and technical assistance to Pennsylvania’s developmental disability system. She is a resource for evaluation projects including data collection and analysis.
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