Online Bachelor of Arts Degree in Health and Human Services
Dr. Micheal Weuste teaches in Ashford University’s Health and Human Services program. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wheaton College in Illinois, his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago, and his PhD in Clinical Social Work from the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago. Read his full bio.
Work in the helping professions to serve and assist people when you earn your Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Services degree online from Ashford University. This degree prepares you to provide health and human services to diverse populations of all ages.
Your Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Services degree is an interdisciplinary degree program that prepares you for diverse entry-level positions in health and human services. This degree focuses on delivery of health and human services to diverse populations, in the context of the political, socioeconomic, psychosocial, and regulatory environment. You will develop strong communication skills and learn the role of technology in health and human services.
According to the US Department of Labor, jobs in health and human services will grow at twice the rate of the overall economy. When you complete your Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Services degree program, you will have what you need to seek entry into non-clinical and non-management health positions. This degree could be your ticket into this fast-growing field. Just a few of the opportunities you might pursue include:
- Elder Care
- Health Education
- Day Care
- Community Health Service
- Patient Account Service
- Health Insurance
- Disability Services
Special Terms and Conditions
Successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Services degree by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Further, Ashford University does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate's application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.
You may also choose to delve into other areas of health and human services when you add a specialization to your degree program. A specialization consists of four (4) courses, each worth three (3) credits. These courses are taught online as part of your degree program. For more detailed information, see the Courses tab. Choose from the following specializations:
Health Care Informatics Systems
Form your future with your Health Care Informatics Systems specialization. This specialization teaches you to use data to improve the quality of health care.
Enhance your health and human services degree when you add the Long-Term Care specialization to your Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Services degree program. Study gerontology and the challenges confronting long-term care facilities.
Your courses in this Bachelor of Arts degree program are taught by advance-degreed instructors with real-world experience in the subjects they teach. In addition, you can transfer up to 90 approved credits toward your Bachelor's degree and accelerate your degree completion.
If a health and human services degree fits your personal goals, contact Ashford University at 866.711.1700 to learn more, or request additional information.