Psychology and Social Science

Human Services Degree

Psychology and Social Science Bachelor’s Degree Program

BVU’s human services major uses an interdisciplinary approach to prepare students to work in the social services industry. The curriculum combines courses in psychology, sociology, and human services, among others, to create an integrated approach to understanding human services theory and applying those concepts in the real world.

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Why should I earn a human services degree?


With interdisciplinary coursework and the chance to customize with electives, you can build a major that will prepare you for many roles in the human services field. 

Prep for Grad School

The human services major builds a strong foundation for a master’s degree in mental health counseling or professional school counseling.

Real Rewards

Choose a major that prepares you to support people in need — from addiction counseling to rural community organizing to psychological services. 

What I Can Do With a Human Services Degree

  • Medical and health services manager
  • Long-term care facilitator
  • Manager at public health departments, governmental agencies, and medical group practices



Learn Completely Online

Earn your bachelor’s in human services at your convenience with our easy-to-access, fully online curriculum. Courses combine the benefit of live ​video instruction with the convenience of online learning. With one click, you can view assignments and grades, set up appointments with specialized tutors around the clock, access the student lounge, engage in group discussions, or contact professors. Get the BVU experience on your schedule, wherever you are.

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    Transfer to BVU

    BVU has transfer agreements with Iowa’s community colleges, helping you get the most out of your hard-earned credits.

    Contact an academic advisor at 712.749.1000 to see how your credits will transfer.

    Financial Aid & Scholarships

    We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

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    Human Services Faculty

    Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future of Iowa and beyond.

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    Transfer Your Credits

    Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most — if not all — of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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    Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

    With BVU's Plus One program, you can earn your  teaching English as a second language or organizational leadership master's within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s degree. 

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