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Earn Your Bachelor's in Human Services Online at Etown

Exploring the Bachelor's in Human Services program is an excellent choice if you're committed to helping others navigate life's challenges. This program stands out for its flexibility, offering all courses online with options for a general overview or a concentration in Behavioral and Addictions Counseling. You'll gain a comprehensive understanding of issues affecting individuals and society, and develop the skills needed for effective service administration, counseling, and advocacy. Additionally, the variety of electives allows you to tailor your education to your specific interests, making it an ideal program for those looking to make a meaningful impact in the human services field.

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 ethical and socially responsible manner.
  • Demonstrate leadership and professionalism in the field.
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Empower Your Future in Human Services

Pursuing a Bachelor's in Human Services from Elizabethtown College significantly enhances career prospects in a variety of impactful roles. Graduates are well-equipped for positions like Case Worker, Family Support Worker, Youth Worker, Rehabilitation Case Worker, Adult Day Care Worker, Alcohol Counselor, and Crisis Intervention Counselor. These roles offer the opportunity to make a real difference in individual lives and communities. Furthermore, Elizabethtown College alumni are employed by reputable organizations such as Keystone Human Services, Philhaven, Bell Socialization, NHS Human Services, and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, indicating the program's strong industry recognition and the value of its network. This degree not only opens doors to a range of rewarding career paths but also positions graduates as desirable candidates in a growing field.

The flexibility is what drew me to the programs at Elizabethtown College. In my profession, I need to be on-call and assist my own staff and the Etown program gave me the flexibility to handle my work and school work at the same time.

Understand Tuition Costs and Explore Scholarship Opportunities

The B.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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Online Bachelor's in Human Services Requirements and Concentrations

Accredited by the Middle States Association for Colleges and Secondary Schools, the bachelor's degree from Elizabethtown College requires 125 credit hours of academic work. Degree candidates must take at least 30 of their last 60 credits from Elizabethtown College. Credits from Elizabethtown must include at least 15 credits in the major; nine of them must be 300-400 level Human Services courses. Students can also consider pursuing a concentration in Behavioral Addictions Counseling or a minor from any other majors offered through SGPS including Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Healthcare Administration or Information Systems.

Course Catalog (Generalist Track) 
Course Catalog (Behavioral and Addictions Counseling Track) 
Academic Calendar 

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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