Online Bachelor’s in Human Services

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Prepare for a rewarding career in the helping professions.

Earn your bachelor’s degree in Human Services online, at your own pace.

As our population ages and more individuals require care, there is a growing need for high-quality rehabilitation professionals. When you earn your online Human Services degree from PennWest University, you will gain the knowledge and skills you need for a career that is both professionally and personally rewarding.

Our program is led by faculty who are nationally recognized experts in their fields. They help you build knowledge and skills through an interdisciplinary curriculum that prepares you to work in a variety of human service positions in the areas of aging, developmental disabilities and more. In addition, they will serve as your mentors and guides as you successfully navigate several field experiences.

These experiences involve increasing levels of responsibility, culminating in a semester-long supervised internship in a human service agency. Internship opportunities are available locally, regionally and nationwide.

You’ll graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree, ready for a fulfilling career as a case manager, rehabilitation program specialist, activities director or intellectual disabilities manager – or for graduate studies in the field of Occupational Therapy, Social Work or other human service professions.


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 17% growth in social and human services jobs between now and 2030.


Number of job openings projected over the next decade.

Nationally accredited

PennWest’s B.S. in Human Services is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education (CSHSE  and the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE).

Fast Facts


This degree is built on resources from the departments of Psychology, Sociology, Sports and Wellness, Nursing and Special Education.




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Barry Sweet

Careers and Salaries

What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services?

Graduates of the online Human Services degree assume a variety of positions, including case managers, residential program managers, therapeutic staff support, day service directors, rehabilitation program specialists, intellectual disabilities personnel, substance abuse prevention specialists and activities directors. Others go on to pursue master’s degrees in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Counseling.

Graduate Outcomes

After successfully completing this program, students will:

  1. Be competent human service professionals.
  2. Analyze the needs of clients/consumers, develop goals and design as well as implement a plan of action.
  3. Be familiar with the range of human service delivery models.

The Power of PennWest

PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.

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