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A.S. Human Services




The Associate of Science with a major in Human Services prepares students for entry-level positions in organizations and agencies wherein social, community, and educational services are provided. Students are introduced to a wide variety of academic disciplines including, Social Work, Addictions Counseling, Psychology, and Criminal Justice. Courses emphasize the development of relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to work successfully in human services. Moreover, students acquire the knowledge necessary to assist individuals, groups and communities toward the betterment of their lives and livelihoods and to work with persons of diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.


Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Exhibit sensitivity and insight into the wide variety of problems experienced by individuals and groups in contemporary society.

  • Establish rapport and a therapeutic alliance with clients through the demonstration of empathy and unconditional positive regard.

  • Promote personal growth in self and others by understanding core concepts in human development.

  • Demonstrate clinical skills of screening and interviewing.

  • Apply principles of ethical decision making in the human services field.

  • Describe the basic principles governing the current criminal justice system.

  • Apply theories of crisis intervention with individuals, couples, families and groups.

  • Function effectively as a member of a culturally diverse team to work collaboratively among agencies for clients, families and the community.

  • Actively engage in life-long learning and pro-active self-care.

  • Discuss governmental and political issues with respect for differing views and socio-economic needs.

  • Apply basic understanding of theory in the assessment process with addicted persons and their family systems.


Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at www.indwes.edu/about/iwu-profile/accreditation.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees*

Credit Hours Tuition
60 Total

$299 / credit hour

*Effective July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

The total cost of the program, including tuition, books, eBooks, and fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. The cost will be divided into several payments spread over the course of the program. Course textbooks will be shipped to you before each course begins. The cost of books increases for shipments outside of the 48 contiguous United States.

The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the core program. For prerequisite or other required courses if applicable, students will need to pay for appropriate tuition, books, and any additional fees. Costs may change if you withdraw from the program and restart in a future program at a later date.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement.

For information about financial aid, call 800-621-8667, ext. 2516, visit our financial aid website, or email IWUfinaid@indwes.edu.


Below is the list of courses required to complete the program. Courses are generally taken sequentially, one at a time, until the program is complete. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below. For further information, feel free to contact us.

Preview Your Classes

FUNCTIONAL COURSES - 3 credit hours required


GENERAL EDUCATION - 24 credit hours required

  • Written Communication - 6 credit hours
  • Oral Commuication - 3 credit hours
  • Mathematics - 3 credit hours
  • Natural Science - 3 credit hours
  • Social Science - 3 credit hours
  • Arts & Humanities - 3 credit hours
  • Biblical Studies - 3 credit hours

CORE COURSES - 33 credit hours required



Below are the lists of requirements for the AS in Human Services program. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for the Associate of Science with a major in Human Services degree program offered through the School of Service and Leadership, College of Adult and Professional Studies are as follows:

  1. High School Graduation or GED certification

  2. Original transcripts from all previous college or university study (regionally accredited colleges or universities or Institutions accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education

Undergraduate students accepted to or enrolled in any of the CAPS associate or baccalaureate degree programs are eligible to complete Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Credit hours awarded may be counted toward general education, elective, or select core requirements as applicable to the undergraduate degree or as specified for approved graduate programs. Baccalaureate students may earn a maximum of 40 hours of credit through PLA. Associate degree students may earn a maximum of 18 hours through PLA. Undergraduate students may use PLA credit to accrue toward the 60 hours of credit required for admission to the bachelor’s core curriculum and/or to meet degree requirements while in the core and/or after the core has been completed.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with an associate degree the following requirements must be met:

  • Completion of 60 semester hours

  • Completion of the core requirements with a GPA of 2.0 or higher

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

  • Completion of 24 hours of general education requirements as specified in the IWU Catalog (General Education Requirements)

  • Payment of all tuition and fees in order to receive a diploma.

Application Procedures

To be considered for admission to the Associate of Science with a major in Human Services degree program, complete each of the following steps. For more information, call 866-498-4968 to speak with a Program Representative.

  1. Application

    Apply online at www.indwes.edu.

  2. Transcripts

    College: Applicants to the associate program are required to submit an official transcript from each undergraduate regionally accredited institution attended. Indiana Wesleyan University will accept for its permanent file only those transcripts sent directly to IWU by the registrar of the attended institution(s). Official transcripts must exhibit the official seal and signature of the registrar. Transcripts that are stamped “student copy,” “issued to student,” or “unofficial” cannot be accepted as official.

    College Transcripts from Non-U.S. Schools: For college transcripts from non-U.S. schools, secure a “Course-by-Course Report” from Educational Credential Evaluators (see www.ece.org). Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. The evaluation must list course-by-course hours and grades. Note: Additional third party evaluators can be considered from an approved list and in some cases and internal international transcript evaluation can be done.


Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the Associate of Science with a major in Human Services program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.