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Are you interested in working with individuals and families to improve their lives? If so, you should consider the B.S. in Human Services at Bluefield College. Students interested in helping individuals affected by substance abuse can choose either a minor or certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling.
Our online human services degree is the perfect fit for you. This degree enables you to address behavioral issues found in the home, workplace, and in the community. You will do this through examining human behavior, as a product of relationships, mental processes, and environmental variables that influence well-being. The online Human Services bachelor degree program places emphasis upon the helping relationship, helping service networks, team partnerships, evidence-based practice, and the ethical basis for providing human services.
Graduates of the B.S. in Human Services will:
Bluefield College students can complete a minor or certificate in Substance Abuse Counselor. The minor is 21 semester hours. For students who are not seeking certification from the Commonwealth of Virginia, the BC certificate can be completed in 21 semester hours.
Students seeking Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) certification from the Virginia Board of Counseling will complete 27 semester hours of coursework at Bluefield College. Six hours in internships will be completed to meet state requirements. (Students are encouraged to regularly review the requirements for the CSAC Certification.)
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in the human services field are expected to grow much faster than average over the next decade. As the U.S. population continues to age, positions in the human services field will increase. Below is a list of potential jobs for students earning a B.S. in Human Services from Bluefield College. Also, many graduates continue their studies with a master’s degree in social work, counseling, or criminal justice.