Online B.S. in Human Services

100% Online

2.5-4 Years

Generous transfer credit policy

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120 Total Credits

7 Weeks Class Length

Multiple Start Dates per Year

Pursue your passion for helping others with an online human services degree.

Make a positive change in your community with an online Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree from Rivier University. Featuring a 100% online, interactive classroom, this program provides a selection of career-driven courses and an Addiction Studies track to help you gain the specific skills you need for your chosen profession.

Each course is designed to provide career-ready skills, paired with hands-on experience and through exclusive internship opportunities. Upon graduation, you’ll be fully equipped with the advanced communication and decision-making skills necessary for the human services field and the academic credential required to pursue a master’s degree.

Addiction Studies Track

Designed for those that have an interest in specializing in counseling and recovery services. Coursework for this track includes classes in substance use disorders treatment and rehabilitation.

Accreditations and Awards

Rivier University is fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

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dream job.

Possible Careers

  • Social and Community Services Managers
  • Child Protective Services Coordinators
  • Disabilities Support Services Coordinators
  • Grant Writers
  • Recovery Coaches
  • Disaster Relief Workers
  • Veterans’ Services Program Coordinators

$46,090 Median Salary

The median annual wage for community and social service occupations in May 2019. 1

The Rivier Advantage

Affordable Earn a competitive degree at a competitive price.

Personal Small class sizes and real-world experience provide students the skills they need for success.

Flexible Start when you want with rolling admission and terms beginning every seven weeks.

Dynamic Obtain a quality education from a university with more than 90 years of experience educating students.

Strategic Partners Program

With Rivier’s Strategic Partners Program, we can provide innovative and relevant degree programs for professionals to advance their knowledge and careers. And as a bonus, employees of Rivier’s partners are eligible for tuition discounts.

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About Rivier University

Rivier University is a Catholic institution that welcomes students from all backgrounds and provides a transformative and supportive educational experience. Throughout our history, we have been dedicated to providing a learning environment that educates the whole person — mind, body, and spirit. Our graduates excel professionally, academically, and in service to their communities.


  1. Community and Social Service Occupations. (2020). Retrieved September 15, 2020, from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website: