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Complete Your Associate Degree in Human Services at Etown

The Associate in Human Services program at Elizabethtown College acts as a strategic step towards a fulfilling career in a field where demand is rapidly growing. This program not only equips you with a deep understanding of the societal and individual challenges people face today, but also provides the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively support and advocate for those in need. It's an ideal choice for anyone passionate about making a tangible difference in the lives of others and contributing positively to society.

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.
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Explore a Rewarding Career in Human Services with an Associate Degree from Etown

With an Associate in Human Services degree from Elizabethtown College, graduates are well-prepared for diverse roles such as Social Services Coordinator, Community Manager, Medicaid Specialist, Enrollment Coordinator, and Community Support Specialist. These careers offer opportunities to make a significant impact in community development, healthcare, and individual support services, fulfilling the growing demand for compassionate and skilled professionals in the field of human services.

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You may be eligible for a full scholarship to complete your associate degree through the ACHIEVE program!

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This kind of education, along with the all around education I got at Etown SGPS I parlayed directly into the field and I've been working in the field of addiction treatment for several years now. I thank Elizabethtown College for enabling me to be in effective and helpful case manager and counselor in the substance use disorder field.

Understand Tuition Costs and Explore Scholarship Opportunities

The A.S. in Human Services is priced at $525 per credit. Scholarships and financial aid are available to make your Etown SGPS education even more affordable. Below are just a few of the scholarships and programs available to students:

  • Alumni Scholarship: 15% tuition discount, available to Elizabethtown College alumni.
  • Affinity Partner Scholarship: 15% discount, offered to employees of organizations partnered with Etown SGPS.
  • Jay Fellowship Referral Program: This is a referral program that benefits both current students/alumni and prospective students. When a student or alum refers a new student, both the referrer and the referred student receive a complimentary credit for their program of interest.

Tuition and fees are reviewed and subject to change annually.

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Associate in 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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Application Requirements & Process

To enter either an associate or bachelor's program, you will need to:

  • Have graduated from high school or earned a GED.
  • Have writing ability sufficient for success in an accelerated academic program. You will be asked to write an essay that demonstrates your ability.
  • Have the time to devote to your coursework. Course requirements in a five-week accelerated class can be as high as 20 hours per week.
  • Successful completion of some college coursework is strongly suggested prior to entering an accelerated program, but it is not required.

  •  Contact or meet with our admissions staff for guidance and to find out more information.
  •  Complete the undergraduate application via the online portal.
    • Submit official transcripts (college or high school/GED if no college coursework), and a current resume.
    • Submit a double-spaced essay adhering to English usage standards, addressing your understanding of a rigorous accelerated program, your strategy for managing time demands, and your personal and professional goals.
  •  After submitting your application, the SGPS Team will review it and make an admissions decision.
  •  If accepted, you will receive an initial offer letter via the applicant portal, which you must accept to proceed with matriculation.
  •  If there are any questions or concerns, the admissions team will contact you for further discussion.

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