Human Services A.S.

School of Online Studies

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Crown College was founded on the principle of equipping Christian leaders to serve out in the world. This program will teach you how to serve and influence the world both in practical and spiritual ways.

An Associates Degree in Human Services will be the foundation for pursuing any of our Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the helping fields. If you continue your education at Crown you will leave fully equipped to make a lasting impact in people’s lives.

Why study Human Services at Crown?


Growth through 2029


Available elective credits


Week courses

I have the opportunity to not just be in a caring community, but a community that fosters the same values and faith. There are so many different perspectives here from students and professors, and it creates so many opportunities to grow.

Being at Crown makes you want to stay at Crown for the rest of your life; but being at Crown also gets you excited for what God is preparing you to do after college, too.

Nora Xiong


Program Coordinator
Crisis Counselor
Victim Advocate

Advanced Degrees

M.A. in Counseling
M.A. in Pastoral Counseling
M.A. in Organizational Leadership

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Darin Mather

Associate Dean of Online Studies

Dr. Fawn McCracken

Chief Online Learning Officer, Dean of Online Studies

Preview of Courses

HMS 2510 - Introduction to Human Services

This course introduces students to the historical context and current structure of the Human Services profession. Primary intervention strategies including interviewing, case management and group facilitation are explored along with topics such as the social welfare system, diversity, program planning, legal and ethical issues, and avoiding burnout.

PSY 3542 - Methods of Counseling

Designed to teach interviewing and basic counseling skills, this course is practice-oriented. The application of counseling theory and interpersonal dynamics to the counseling process will be explained. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of skills which will enable the student to establish, guide the session, and define the nature of the problem and goals for change, while monitoring the essential components of the counseling relationship.

SOC 3339 - Social Inequality

This course focuses on social inequality in human societies, examining the factors that contribute to inequality and its consequences. Emphasis is placed on inequalities in the socioeconomic order with special attention given to social class, gender and race as specific forms of social inequality.


Online education uses digital technology and the internet to deliver educational content. Our courses are built to be 8-week courses. Students can access lectures, assignments, and resources through our online platform, Canvas. Communication with instructors and peers often occurs through discussion forums, video conferencing, and email.
Requirements may vary, but generally, students need a reliable computer and internet connection.
Online exams and assessments can take various forms, including multiple-choice quizzes, essays, and timed exams. Most classes utilize discussion posts each week, due every Thursday. All of these are available on our online program Canvas.
We generally accept credits from accredited institutions as long as the student maintained a C or higher in the course. To see a full list of what classes will transfer, you can visit Transferology or contact our registrar office at
Crown College offers a wide-range of scholarships to every student. 100% of students receive some type of financial aid. For more information about financial aid, click here.
At Crown College, every class is taught from a Biblical worldview. Our faculty are all followers of Christ and are comfortable incorporating Christian principles into their curriculum.

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