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B.A. in Human Services

Become skilled in interpersonal communication, group process, family dynamics, and more.

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Help Yourself so You can Help Others

Advance in organizations that provide support and services to individuals, families, and communities in need. Earn your B.A. in Human Services fully online or through a blend of online and on-campus courses from National Louis University. Prepare for leadership positions in social service agencies, community health centers, rehabilitation clinics, and other settings. Complete and submit the form to request more information.

Program Highlights

  • Learn to understand and effectively deal with individual and group behavior
  • Complete your program entirely online or through a blend of online and on-campus courses
  • Schedules designed to help you balance work and family life
  • Practicum Option allows you to gain hands-on experience by working in the field
  • Specialize your learning with a concentration in Entrepreneurship

The number of jobs for social and human service assistants is expected to grow by 11% through 2024.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition

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Getting Your NLU Online Degree

As an online NLU student, you’ll progress through your program in an engaging, dynamic, centralized location where you can connect with peers and professors, complete assignments and quizzes, and find whatever else you need to succeed.

From Chicago to the World

You also have the option to complete your degree through a blend of online and on-campus courses at one of our five Chicagoland campuses: Downtown Chicago, Elgin, Lisle, Skokie, or Wheeling.

Moving Upward

NLU firmly believes in the equalizing and uplifting effect of adult higher education on families and communities.

Making a Difference

At NLU, we are proud of the 65,000 living alumni who are using their education to serve others and change lives.

Return on Investment

With mid-career graduate earnings averaging $71,300 a year, NLU was named a top “value-added” university by Brookings Institution.**