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Human Services, B.A. (Online)

CBU's online Bachelor of Arts in Human Services degree program is ideal for individuals with a deep-rooted desire to help others.

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Program Intro

Human services professionals primarily assist individuals and groups in accessing necessary services to improve their lives. CBU's online Bachelor of Arts in Human Services will qualify graduates for job opportunities such as community outreach workers, counselors, case managers and other community and social service specialists. 

48 Units

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16 Months to Completion

*Based on a full-time course load and prior completion of general education and elective requirements

$520 +fees Cost Per Unit

*Based on current academic year. Subject to change.

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Why Earn Your B.A. in Human Services (Online) at CBU?

Learn to Think Critically About Today's Social Problems

The coursework for CBU's online Bachelor of Arts in Human Services integrates sound ethical values that are necessary for those working in the field of human services. This ethically based program focuses on problem solving, communications and research development. It explores the application of theory and practice, which sets it apart from other human services degrees.

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Program Details

Consistent with the university student outcomes, upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Human Services degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Effectively present information orally and in writing at the undergraduate level.
  2. Describe the history of the helping relationship, intervention strategies within different settings, managed care and models of service delivery in human services.
  3. Apply biopsychosocial theories, principles and concepts related to the human services field, profession, and society at large.
  4. Evaluate quantitative and qualitative research methodology to the study of human services.
  5. Evaluate issues related to diversity, human rights, families and social institutions.
  6. Apply knowledge of ethical considerations, crisis management and community needs to assessment and intervention in human services.
  7. Integrate Christian faith with biopsychosocial theories, concepts and principles in the human services field.

HMS 310: Diversity and Social Justice

Students will be introduced to issues of diversity, oppression, human rights, and social justice. 

HMS 340: Case Management/Assessment in Human Services

This course will emphasize community organizational theory and practice in human services, and community needs and assessment. In addition, students will be asked to develop change strategies and planning techniques to address deficits.

HMS 420: Crisis Intervention

Introduction to the theory and practice of crisis intervention including triage assessment, skill-building, cultural implications, and practical applications. 

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Deogratius Mshigeni, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology
Program Coordinator, BA in Human Services (Online)

Office Phone: 951-343-2454
Office Location: James Bldg #364

Is financial aid available to help pay for online programs?
Our online degrees offer a reputable and more affordable option for earning your bachelor’s, master's or doctorate degree. When pursuing an online degree, students are freed from the financial obligations that accompany some traditional degrees, such as room accommodations, gas and parking. Additionally, CBU has partnered with select employers to provide their employees with the opportunity to improve their career through their educational goals and receive a 20% tuition scholarship. Learn more about tuition and financial aid.

Are CBU's online programs accredited? 
California Baptist University (CBU), which includes all programs offered online, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Many prospective students are uncertain about which college degrees employers or universities will accept. This regional accreditation by WSCUC means you can be confident that your CBU degree is recognized and respected by schools and companies across the country.

CBU Online has received various awards and has been ranked in the top 50 in the nation - best online bachelor’s degree category by U.S. News & World Report for 7 consecutive years.

What resources do I need to complete my degree online?
To complete your online degree, you will need access to a computer, Wi-Fi and a word processor like Microsoft Word. These are necessary to access the student learning system and complete your assignments. Some programs may require different resources. Check with your enrollment counselor for specific expectations upon applying for your program, or you can view additional information here.

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When you complete and submit your application to CBU, a friendly and knowledgeable admissions counselor will guide you through the admissions process and all the necessary steps to become a Lancer.

CBU accepts applications for online enrollment throughout the year, and most online degree programs can start at 6 semester entry points per calendar year.

2024 Online Semester Classes Begin
Spring 2024 - Session 2 March 4
Summer 2024 - Session 1 May 6
Summer 2024 - Session 2 July 1
Fall 2024 - Session 1 September 2
Fall 2024 - Session 2 October 28

How to Apply

Joanna Ibarra

There are several reasons why the online human services program at CBU is exceptional. The first thing is the experience that the professors bring into the program which has helped enrich the learning experience. Second is the flexibility of the program. I was able to work full time and work my studies around that. Finally, the theological incorporation is a unique aspect of the program that adds meaning to the coursework. My learning experience at CBU was rewarding and fulfilling.​

Joanna Ibarra

Career Possibilities

  • Counselor
  • Community Outreach Worker
  • Case Worker
  • Human Services Manager

*Some career options may require further education.

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Next Steps

Join a growing group of accomplished alumni who earned their degree while balancing career and family goals. To begin your journey at California Baptist University and connect with your God-given calling, request more information or apply today!