Kaplan University

AAS in Human Services

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Human Services program gives students the chance to study theoretical and practical foundations of the human services profession. Learn more about the Associate of Applied Science in Human Services degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Applied Science in Human Services

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Associate of Applied Science

Program Description:

The Associate of Applied Science in Human Services program at Kaplan University uses an interdisciplinary approach to help students prepare for positions with human services agencies. Students have the opportunity to take courses across a number of fields, including psychology, sociology, criminal justice, law, and health services. Students can study the practice and theory of human services delivery, allowing them to take a critical look at different social worlds. Major coursework integrates into a broader general education program, which allows students the chance to develop skills in critical thinking, technology, mathematics, communications, and other fields.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

90 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete three terms of instructional time. Full-time students are expected to complete at least 36 credit hours within the academic year.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for an Associate of Applied Science in Human Services:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Requirements

  • CM 206: Interpersonal Communications (5 credits)
  • HN 115: Human Services Program and Profession (5 credits)
  • HN 144: Human Behavior and the Environment (5 credits)
  • HN 200: Survey of Social Problems (5 credits)
  • HN 205: Applied Skills for Human Services (5 credits)
  • HN 220: Prevention and Crisis Intervention (5 credits)
  • PS 124: Introduction to Psychology (5 credits)
  • HN 299: Associate's Capstone for Human Services (5 credits)

Core and Elective Requirements

  • CM 107: College Composition I (5 credits)
  • CM 220: College Composition II (5 credits)
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • MM 150: Survey of Mathematics
    • MM 212: College Algebra
  • Open Electives (35 credits)

Postgraduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who complete Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Human Services program could be qualified to pursue bachelor's degree programs. Graduates of bachelor's degree programs could take on more job responsibilities or qualify for a broader range of positions.

Bachelor degree programs that could interest graduates of this program include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services

Career Paths:

Graduates of the AAS in Human Services program have the opportunity to develop a broad set of skills in areas like organizational theory, psychology, crisis intervention, and communications. These skills could prepare graduates for employment in a number of human and social service settings.

Students completing the AAS in Human Services program could be interested in pursuing the following positions:

  • Outreach worker
  • Counselor
  • Program assistant (in a social work setting)