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Make your career a profound statement for progress.

Looking for a bold way to impact your community? Prepare to provide insights into human behavior that can lead to real progress in the world and your career.

At Maryville University, you can earn your online human services degree and prepare to become an expert in areas like social services, criminal justice, social work, human development and family studies, and international studies. Join us and develop skills to contribute key analysis and research that can profoundly further efforts in law enforcement, business, education, family care, and a growing number of fields.

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Which online human services
degree is right for you?

You’re dedicated to serving people. Whether at the local, national, or international level, you want to put your service skills to work. And we’re dedicated to serving you — and helping you accomplish your career goals in fields like psychology, social work, family studies, sociology, criminal justice, and international studies.

At Maryville, you have options to help you define your career in human services. We currently offer a diverse selection of online bachelor’s degrees in human services, so you can get the right education to have an impact on the community or in the world, regardless of your career goals.

Featured online human services degree programs

Online Bachelor’s in Psychology

Earn your degree in psychology and you can gain a broad foundation and rise to standards set by the American Psychological Association. Our online human services degrees provide the structure to build your psychology career so you can serve your community by developing vital, in-demand expertise.

With your online psychology degree, you can find the best way to make a difference from nearly any setting — in classrooms, businesses, research firms, community organizations, government agencies, and more.

Online Bachelor’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Communication is an important part of our social experience. But for many, communication may not come easy — or at all. If you want to help lead the charge in treating and curing speech disorders and breaking through communication barriers, take your first step with your online bachelor’s in communication sciences and disorders from Maryville.

Our program is designed to help you develop specialized skills in speech science, language development, and audiology, so you can begin your career as a speech-language pathology assistant. Or, you can use your bachelor’s as a springboard toward your master’s degree, which can help you make an even bigger impact.


Why choose Maryville for your online human services degree?

At Maryville, your online human services degree program connects you with our reputable faculty of experts who help you apply skills, conduct research, and present findings in the field. Our programs are designed to give you the chance to learn practical, real-world skills across a variety of areas and career types, so you can pursue opportunities to make a difference in a new career or thrive in your current field.

You complete your coursework 100% online, and you can graduate with the experience and confidence to advance in your field. And the whole time you’re studying at Maryville, you’ll have access to our supportive staff, online technical support, and intuitive online platform. That’s because we’re dedicated to your success in the classroom — and beyond. With our support system and focus on our students’ success, it’s no wonder Forbes ranks us among “America’s Top Colleges.”

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Why earn your bachelor’s in human services online?

When you earn your bachelor’s in human services online, you gain access to our resources and our faculty’s expertise whenever you have an internet connection.

Full-time students can graduate in as few as two years. Once you enroll, you log in to an easy-to-use portal that connects you with career mentors who can help you develop expertise to make a difference through your career. Our programs feature online flexibility, meaning you can study and learn on your schedule — so you can prioritize your education around your work and life schedule. And with dedicated, 24/7 support, you never have to worry about technical issues getting in the way.

By the end of the program, you can emerge with original research and bold new skills.

What careers can you pursue with your online human services degree?

Demand for human services expertise is increasing across a variety of fields. For example, the demand for social workers is projected to grow by as much as 18% between 2018 and 2028, depending on your area of practice, and the job market in community and social service is projected to grow more than twice as fast as the average across all industries.*

At Maryville University, we know it takes someone brave to break new ground and explore new ways to apply professional expertise. That’s why we designed our online human services degree programs to help you advance.

Our goal is to help you gain knowledge and understand how to apply your human services degree to a broad spectrum of industries.

Here are some popular careers that our human services graduates can pursue*:

Social Worker
2018 Median Salary: $49,4700

Community Health Worker
2018 Median Salary: $46,080

Social and Community Services Manager
2018 Median Salary: $65,320

Probation Officer/Corrections Treatment Specialist
2018 Median Salary: $53,020

Human Resources Specialist
2018 Median Salary: $60,880

Market Research Analyst
2018 Median Salary: $63,120

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Meet our human services faculty.

Making a difference in even one person’s life is what our online human services degree is about. That’s why our expert faculty is dedicated to helping you connect your online bachelor’s in forensic psychology or psychology to the career where you can make your biggest impact. Together, we can tackle pressing issues and help effect positive change on lives around the world.

Peter Green

Meet Dr. Peter Green, Professor of Psychology

Dr. Peter Green has dedicated the past decade to helping students turn their experience at Maryville into a career-defining transformation. As a social psychologist, Dr. Green has become a leading expert in causes of social concern, such as college drinking and racial discrepancies in judicial sentences. He can show you how to use the program’s insights to become a source of answers in the areas of social services that you find most compelling.

Want to learn more about our online human services degree faculty? Visit our faculty page.