What are the Advantages to Earning a Human Services Degree Online?

Taking online classes is a convenient and popular way for students to work when earning a degree at their own pace. If you are interested in pursuing an online degree, either because you want to change careers or become more successful in a career you already have, an online degree may be right for you. In a field like human services, getting your degree online may not have been something you’ve considered yet because of the interpersonal nature of the field, but the benefits of nontraditional, online education are significant. Brescia University is passionate about providing its students with a quality education that helps them meet their career goals—getting your human services degree online is a great way to do just that.

Brescia’s online associate degree in human services is ideal for students who wish to enter the human services field and gain experience in crisis counseling, intervention, theory, case management, information systems and other human services areas. To help you decide if Brescia’s program is right for you, we’ve outlined the advantages our students receive from pursing their human services degree online.


One of the most important benefits of earning your degree online is the flexibility that it allows you to have over your learning. The online human services degree program at Brescia gives you the ability to pursue your education while balancing your busy schedule of work, family and social commitments. You complete the coursework on your own schedule so that you get the education you need on your own terms. Another aspect of this flexibility is the financial benefit. At Brescia, we know that leniency is important to students, so we work to ensure that getting your human services degree online is both convenient and affordable.

Personal Attention

The interactive nature of online education programs is often overlooked, but this quality is actually one of the biggest advantages of Brescia’s online programs. You can work closely with your professors and fellow students when completing assignments and studying, which enhances your opportunities to learn while creating an environment that is unique to the online classroom.

Accelerated Learning

The majority of our online classes are offered in an accelerated eight-week format, meaning you can earn your human services degree more efficiently. We understand that many students are looking to quickly advance their career, and the structure of our courses enables them to do so. At Brescia, you can complete your human services degree in less time without having to sacrifice the quality of education you receive.

Credits You Can Apply

The associate credits that you earn as part of your online human services degree can seamlessly apply to several of Brescia’s other degree programs. Your human services credits can directly apply toward your education at Brescia if you choose to complete a bachelor’s degree in social work, theology, psychology and integrated studies. This leads you to your desired career path and allows you to get ahead faster.

Desired Skills

You learn the necessary skills to be successful in the human services field when working toward your degree. The subjects you will study include sociology, psychology, biology and social work. Students of human services at Brescia also become comfortable with a variety of technical skills due to the online format. You will learn to work with individuals, groups and communities, and will be prepared for a variety of entry-level human services positions when your degree is completed. Some potential jobs include:

  • Client advocate
  • Community action worker
  • Group activities aide
  • Intake interviewer
  • Mental health aide
  • Social work assistant
  • Youth worker
  • Case management aide

Getting employed in your desired field is one of the most significant benefits of completing an online human services program. At Brescia, we provide the human services education you need to meet your career goals.

Degree Information

Sixty-three credit hours are required to graduate from Brescia’s online Associate of Arts in Human Services degree program. You will be assigned an admissions counselor when you begin the admissions process. Your counselor will help you throughout this process and can assist with any questions or concerns you have. The application can be completed online, or you can contact a BUonline recruitment coordinator to request a paper application and enrollment kit. Visit our Admissions and Requirements page for more information on the application and admissions process.

Whether you are a new student or continuing your education in the human services field, Brescia’s online degree in human services can help you meet your career goals with the flexibility you need to grow.