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Online Bachelor of Arts in Human Services

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Online Bachelor of Arts in Human Services

Increase your impact on families in need

With a B.A. in Human Services from National Louis University, you can prepare for leadership positions in social service agencies, community health centers, rehabilitation clinics, and other settings that remedy and prevent individual and social issues.

Available fully online or through a blend of online and campus-based courses in the Chicagoland area, this four-year program helps you gain practical skills in case management, crisis and trauma response, advocacy, and community collaboration.

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This difference-making degree will help you:

  • Learn to understand and effectively manage individual and group behavior
  • Develop strategies for community intervention and the management of health and human service organizations
  • Address marginalization and social stratification for diverse communities in support of social change initiatives
  • Advocate client needs across a variety of social domains
  • Specialize your learning with an optional concentration in entrepreneurship, human resource management, leadership, or long-term care administration

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NLU offers 7 convenient start dates each year and it’s free to apply.

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Why choose NLU for your Online bachelor’s degree in human services?

100% Online

NLU knows you’re balancing work and family while in school. With that in mind, we offer courses in human services completely online to help you keep those important commitments.

Transferable skills

This program teaches you skills to advance in organizations that provide support and service to individuals, families, and communities in need — regardless of industry.

Graduate sooner

You may be able to complete requirements faster through transfer credit, credit by portfolio, credit by examination (CLEP or DANTES), or credit by proficiency.

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Get to know NLU:

We continue to carry out our original mission of supporting communities by offering one of the oldest, still-active human services programs in the Chicago area.

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Questions about financial aid? Let’s talk about your options.

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A bachelor’s in human services can improve your career outlook

Potential human services careers

  • Case management aide
  • Child care worker
  • Community support worker
  • Life skills counselor
  • Social service assistant
  • Social work assistant

National average salary

Social service assistants
$49,000
Payscale.com, 2018

Projected job growth

Social and human service assistants
11%
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018

Meet your instructor: Tara Bryant-Edwards

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Tara Bryant-Edwards is chair of the B.A. in Human Services program at NLU. She’s a licensed clinical professional counselor with a master’s in marriage and family therapy from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. in integrated marketing communications from Roosevelt University. Over the past 16 years, she has utilized her clinical and organizational leadership skills to enhance therapeutic and institution-level interventions for survivors of trauma.


Courses include:


Control your schedule

Control your schedule

Get the flexibility you need as a working professional. View your online classes at any time during the week — you set the pace. NLU offers seven start dates per year so you can begin coursework (and graduate) faster.

Expand your professional network

Expand your professional network

Learning online does not mean learning alone. NLU helps you build a professional network with instructors and fellow online students through active discussion forums as well as project-based work (both group and individual).

Take engaging coursework

Take engaging coursework

You may be online, but you’re still part of the class. NLU’s online learning portal allows you to take a course live, or watch a recording whenever you’re ready. Coursework is delivered in multiple formats including written papers, video and slideshows with audio.


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Your success coach gives you one-on-one support

Every online student at NLU is paired with a dedicated success coach who helps in areas ranging from class projects to time management. As your biggest fan at NLU, your success coach can connect you with the resources and people you need to be successful.

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