Human Services (B.S.) - Online

Human Services (B.S.) - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 24
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 24
Total Hours39-42

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirement of RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview (4 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirement of THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey (4 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
BIOL 102Principles of Human Biology 13
ENGL 102Composition and Literature 13
MATH 201Introduction to Probability and Statistics 13
or PSYC 354 Statistics for the Social Sciences
PSYC 101General Psychology 13
PSYC 210Developmental Psychology 13
or SOWK 300 Human Behavior and the Social Environment
Total Hours15

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
HSER 201Survey of Human Services3
HSER 270Ethics in Professional Helping3
HSER 415Case Management Practice in Human Services3
HSER 499Internship3-6
PSYC 255Introduction to Research3
PSYC 317Crisis Intervention3
PSYC 351Multicultural Counseling and Research Issues3
PSYC 405Group Dynamics3
PSYC 420Psychology and Christianity3
PSYC 430Abnormal Psychology3
or SOWK 431 Social Work in Mental Health
Psychology Elective 13
SOWK 250Health of the Social Worker3
SOWK 260Chemical Dependency3
SOWK 325Social Welfare and Policy3
Social Work Elective 23
Psychology or Social Work Elective 33
Psychology or Social Work Elective 33
Psychology or Social Work Elective 33
Total Hours54-57

Choose a 300-400 level PSYC course not already required by the degree.


Choose one of the following: SOWK 425, SOWK 432, SOWK 435, SOWK 439, SOWK 495, or SOWK 497


Choose a 300-400 level PSYC or SOWK course not already required by the degree.

Free Electives
Choose 6-24 credit hours of Free Electives6-24
Total Hours6-24

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all major and major foundational courses
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
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