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Associate of Applied Science in Human Services

Kaplan University



The online Associate of Applied Science in Human Services degree was created by Kaplan University's expert faculty members to guide students in developing the complex understanding that is needed for pursuing a rewarding career in a wide variety of helping professions.

This online human services degree program offers its students a flexible online curriculum that specifically focuses on:

  • Applying critical thinking to real-world situations
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the theoretical bases, best practices, and historical and current trends related to the human services profession
  • Understanding the application of theory and skills to identify, plan, and utilize resources to improve client situations
  • Behaving professionally, ethically, and legally in the workplace
  • Utilizing information and systems to appropriately manage and support human services delivery
  • Understanding the importance of culture, gender, diversity, and global perspectives when working with clients

As a student in this online human services degree program, individuals will work with their students to develop the talents, assess clients' needs, identify community resources, and problem solve and advocate for their client-all with the goal of making a difference in the lives of those unable to help themselves.

With a curriculum that is based on the blending of theory and practice, students will learn to critically evaluate the public and private policies that drive the day-to-day operations of human service agencies in this country and how they can best intervene on behalf of the clients they will serve.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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