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Grace College Online Education

Human Services, BS

Overview

Conflict is a fact of life in today’s world. People are constantly dealing with issues that may require assistance and support from outside sources. Whether it’s divorce, homelessness, or a personal tragedy, people will always need help with personal issues that are affecting their well-being. The individuals that come to aid in times of need must maintain a skill set that allows them to approach every situation delicately. Well trained assistance can provide a person in need with a guiding hand through dark times, and help them back up on their feet.

Grace College’s GOAL (Grace Opportunities for Adult Learners) program is created just for students balancing work and personal commitments while pursuing an education. Our online Bachelor of Science in Human Services program offers convenient scheduling and academic resources to make completing a bachelor’s degree a reality. In addition to competitive tuition rates, you won’t have any book costs because courses in the GOAL programs use Open Educational Resources (OER), digital, openly licensed content. Building upon previous college credits and life-long learning experiences equivalent to about two years of college, the GOAL degree can be completed in 16 months.

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree at Grace College is designed to give adults a first step to becoming an advocate for those individuals and groups who require help in times of conflict. The highly trained instructors at Grace College will give you all the tools you need to enter into the human services field of your choice. Upon graduation a wealth of new opportunities will be open and available for you.

At A Glance

  • Next Start Date April 29
  • Course Delivery 100% Online
  • Credit Hours 45
  • Degree Bachelor of Science
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Curriculum

  • GOL 3010 Fundamentals of Lifelong Learning

    Credit Hours: 3

    In this course, students will examine adult developmental stages including physical, cognitive, personality, social, and moral development.

  • GOL 3100 Business Writing in the New Millennium

    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will build a writing portfolio for diverse audiences and purposes. A writing rubric will ensure strong ideas, logical organization, conversational voice, clear words, smooth sentences, correct copy, and a reader-friendly design. Computer tools will be used to create and enhance written messages that meet the needs of today’s fast-paced business environment. Three hours.

  • GOL 3200 Expanded Conversation: Public Speaking in the Workplace

    Credit Hours: 3

    In this course, students will learn to analyze, construct, and deliver a variety of presentations required in the modern workplace. Emphasis will be on practicality and individual growth. Three hours.

  • GOL 3220 Systems of Social Welfare

    Credit Hours: 3

    No course description available at this time.

  • GOL 3300 Gifts Differing: Diversity and Teamwork in the Workplace

    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will gain experience with and knowledge of concepts related to diversity in the workplace. Special emphasis is placed on understanding personality preferences. Group dynamics such as power, perception, motivation, leadership, and decision-making are analyzed through readings, written assignments, and class discussion. Three hours.

  • GOL 3470 Delivery of Human Services: Theory and Practice

    Credit Hours: 3

    Delivery of Human Services: Theory and Practice.

  • GOL 3520 Human Growth and Development

    Credit Hours: 3

    No course description available at this time.

  • GOL 4000 Interpreting Basic Statistics

    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will learn how to interpret basic statistics in order to aid in the decision making process. Examples from research studies will be employed to help the student comprehend how various statistics can be used to make decisions about real life problems in the workplace. Three hours.

  • GOL 4020 Case Management

    Credit Hours: 3

    No course description available at this time.

  • GOL 4380 Global Perspectives

    Credit Hours: 3

    No course description available at this time.

  • GOL 4420 Intervention Strategies and Technique

    Credit Hours: 3

    No course description available at this time.

  • GOL 4520 Interpersonal Communication and Interviewing Skills in Human Services

    Credit Hours: 3

    Interpersonal Communication and Interviewing Skills in Human Services.

  • GOL 4600 Applied Research

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course introduces the student to specific research terminology and research fundamentals such as design, samplings, surveys, experiments, focus groups, and other qualitative & quantitative approaches, culminating in a student research project. Three hours.

  • GOL 4620 Legal, Professional and Ethical Issues in Human Services

    Credit Hours: 3

    No course description available at this time.

  • GOL 4700 Senior Seminar

    Credit Hours: 3

    This culmination experience will enable students to select individualized activities that demonstrate their practical managerial skills in the workplace. Three hours.

Tuition & Fees

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How Much Will I Pay for my Degree?
Full Program Tuition $487 Per Credit Hour $21,915
Online Course Fee (Per Online Class)* $150 $2,250
Full Program Total $24,165

Financial Aid & Credit Transfer

Grace College is dedicated to helping students from all financial backgrounds achieve their dream of obtaining a quality education.

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How to Apply

In order to be considered for enrollment in a Bachelor’s program at Grace, you must fulfill certain admission requirements. Below is a list of the requirements for the program.

  • 60 prior college credit hours (some life and career experiences may be substituted for credit hours)
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Complete the application process

Step 1: Online Application

After all parts of your application have been completed and received in our enrollment office, your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

Step 2: Transcript Request

Submit official transcripts from ALL postsecondary institutions that you have attended. The transcripts must come directly from the school. Complete the top section of the Transcript Request/Student Evaluation form below and send it to the Registrar of each postsecondary school you have attended (you may need more than one of these forms). The registrar will complete the remainder of the form and return it with a copy of your official transcripts directly to the School of Professional and Online Education or to onlineadmissions@grace.edu.

Step 3: Acceptance Process

When all of the steps have been completed, you will be advised of the Admissions Committee’s decision. The Admissions Committee may request that you submit additional materials and/or that you interview with a representative of the College.

Step 4: Credit Agreement

Upon acceptance, please fill out the credit agreement.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Start July 1
  • Spring Start December 1
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FAQs

Unlocked Opportunities

New careers are within your grasp.

Case Manager

Average Salary (2018) $36,000

Human Services Assistant

Average Salary (2018) $32,000

Community Health Worker

Average Salary (2018) $38,000

Rehabilitation Counselors

Average Salary (2018) $35,000

Addictions Counselor

Average Salary (2018) $42,000

Community Services Manager

Average Salary (2018) $65,000

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Unlocking paths to pursue your goals

Furthering Your Career in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Upon graduation, you will be eligible for consideration into the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. The online Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is committed to Scripture as the foundation for truth in each course with a complementary understanding of the truths in psychology and the social sciences. The program is further committed to the professional and interpersonal development of the student which is essential for effective counseling practice.

“I was really excited when Grace offered the GOAL program, and working with a lot of other people who were doing the same thing as me.”

Dee Anna Muraski - Associate Director of Internships