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In just 16 months you can earn a degree in Human Services. The Associate of Arts Degree features a 4-semester sequence, comprised of both classwork and field- work where students obtain valuable experience by participating in up to three different internship opportunities. If your career goal is to help others, a Metropolitan College of New York education will provide you with the tools, knowledge and practical on-site work experience you need to achieve a fulfilling career where you can make a difference.

MCNY offers convenient day, evening and weekend schedules, as well as a range of online learning courses. Students can attend part-time or full-time. This program exposes students to the field of human services and possible career paths. In addition, this degree can be a stepping-stone to a bachelor’s degree. In fact, students who successfully complete the requirements for graduation are eligible for further matriculation into the Bachelor of Professional Studies in Human Services.

Associate of Arts in Human Services

Our Alumni head a variety of agencies, organizations, not-for-profit and for-profit institutions. They have both the theoretical foundation and practical skills necessary to participate as leaders in the helping professions.

This program will allow you to:

  • Explore the field of human services and related career paths where you can make a difference.

  • Gain hands-on experience and practical knowledge through Constructive Action — a workable plan the student develops and implements—as well as up to three different internships.

  • Benefit from flexible day and evening schedules with part-time, full-time and online course options that make education practical for working adults.

  • Have access to financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

Job Outlook

Community and social service occupations include social workers, counselors, and religious workers. Employment of community and social service occupations is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 306,200 jobs. Most projected new jobs in this occupational group are in counselor and social worker occupations, as their services will continue to be needed in areas such as drug abuse counseling and rehabilitation counseling, and also for school and career counseling.

The median annual wage for community and social service occupations was $46,090 in May 2019, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $39,810.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Purpose 1 Purpose 2 Purpose 3 Purpose 4
Constructive Action Self-Assessment and Preparation for Practice Promoting Empowerment through Professional Relationships Promoting Empowerment through Work in Groups Promoting Empowerment through Teaching and Communication
Values & Ethics Contemporary Values & Classical Ethics Critical Thinking & Writing through the Study of Literature Group Values, Norms, and Morality Philosophies and Theories of Learning and Cognitive Development
Self & Others Human Biology and the Life Sciences Social & Developmental Psychology I Social & Developmental Psychology II Philosophies and Theories of Learning and Cognitive Development
Systems Introduction to Social Systems Social, Political, and Economic Aspects of Service Delivery Systems The Sociology of Group Behavior American Government
Skills Computer Applications for Profit & Non-Profit Management / Math for Human Services I Math for Human Services II Statistics for Group Analysis Public Speaking & the Arts of Persuasion
Field Work Practicum Practicum Practicum
Credits 15 15 15 15

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