Online Associate's - Human Services


Overview of the Human Services Online Associate DegreeProgram

Turn Your Passion For Serving People Into A Profession

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

Learning Objectives And Outcomes

  • 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 Possibilities

Professions in human services can range from assisting those with developmental challenges to working in a hospitality profession and beyond.

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

Featured Courses

  • Principles of Sociology
  • Intro to Criminal Justice
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Addictions Theory


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees*

Credit Hours Tuition
60 Total

$299 / credit hour

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


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.


Foundational Courses - 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 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

  • Proof of standard high school diploma or GED certification

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of 60 semester hours

  • Completion of the core requirements 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 in the IWU Catalog (General Education Requirements)

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

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.