Online Associate Human Services

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Overview of the Online Human Services Program

You have the instincts for serving people. Now you need the degree. If you’re considering a service-minded career path, you may need to continue your education to help you break into the field or earn a promotion. The Associate of Science in Human Services at IWU is designed to equip you for entry-level positions in organizations that provide social, community, or educational services and help you turn your passion for serving into an income.

  • Learn about a variety of disciplines including social work, addictions counseling, psychology and criminal justice
  • Fully online format prepares you for a career and/or a bachelor’s degree program
  • Equips you for a wide range of professional opportunities

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You’ll Learn To…

  • Promote personal growth in yourself and in others
  • Use crisis intervention theories to serve individuals, families and groups
  • Engage in lifelong learning and self-care
  • Understand the basics of the current criminal justice system
  • Integrate your faith into your profession and learning

Career Options

  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Administrative Support Associate
  • Case Manager
  • Employee Relations Associate
  • Flight Attendant


60 Total
$309/ Credit Hour *

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing


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


Below are the 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.

Foundational & Gen Ed Courses

Foundational Course - 3 credit hours required


General Education - 24 credit hours required

View a full list of General Education Course Descriptions

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

27 total credits

Core Courses


33 credit hours required


Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

  • Proof of standard high school diploma or GED certification

  • Completion of 60 credit hours
  • Completion of the required core (major) courses with a GPA of 2.0 or higher and a minimum of 15 hours of the core (major) taken at Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Completion of 24 hours of general education requirements as specified
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required in order to receive a diploma


The A.S. Human Services at Indiana Wesleyan University has many convenient starts throughout the year. Listed below are the next available starts. If you don’t see a start that fits your schedule, connect with our enrollment team to see more future starts.


Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

*Effective 07-01-2023 through 06-30-2024