Building Sustainable Families & Communities

You see the needs every day. You have a calling to help. With a ​124-credit ​degree in Human Services from Belhaven University, you have the knowledge and training to make a direct and lasting impact.

Your online classes cover the full range of theory and practice, from psychology and sociology to on-site field experience. You’ll be prepared for advanced training, graduate school, and a life of meaningful service.

Emphasis is placed on developing the students' ability to understand and apply human service principles in their everyday lives; and appropriately interrelating their human service degree and the Christian faith.

It’s all about meeting the needs of diverse communities with faith, integrity, and sensitivity. Together, we can answer the call.

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Why You’ll Love Human Services at Belhaven

Convenient & Flexible Learning

This program is 100% online, with seven-week courses taught year-round.

Affordable Tuition

​​You gain an impressive education at an affordable price. We offer financial aid packages to help you achieve your dreams.​

Small Class Sizes

Individual mentoring and lifelong connections in a close-knit community.

Christian Worldview

You are challenged to think critically and analytically about who God is — and who you are — as we equip you to fulfill your calling to glorify God and be a blessing to the world.

100% Online

Earn your degree from anywhere, including your couch or favorite coffee shop

7 Week Terms

Complete your classes and accomplish your goals quickly

12% Career Growth

The need for caring human services professionals keeps growing

2 Concentrations

Christian Ministries and Criminal Justice

What Can You Do With a Human Services Degree?

When you graduate, you’re prepared for entry-level (non-licensed) positions in:

  • Business
  • Case management
  • Community outreach
  • Faith-based and congregational care
  • Recreation
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Why Trust Belhaven With Your Future?

Our quality is recognized by SACSCOC, which grants our institutional accreditation and authority to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral-level degrees. Plus, we’re consistently recognized by organizations like U.S. News & World Report for our academic excellence, commitment to community service, expert faculty, and overall value.

Importance of Accreditation

B.A. in Human Services: What You'll Study

Our Motto: A Commitment to Service

The Belhaven University motto, “To serve, not to be served,” is adapted from Matthew 20:28. In these scriptures, Jesus establishes the concept of servant leadership. We follow His example by encouraging our students to live a humble life full of selfless service.

 Online Course Information

 Applying to Belhaven’s online programs is quick and easy. We’ll need a couple supporting documents — things like transcripts from any other school you’ve attended. When you have gathered those, just complete our online application form.

How to Apply

These rates are for August 1, 2024 through July 31, 2025.

Program Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate Degree/Certificate $445
Active Military Discount, Undergraduate Program $250
20% Discount: Military Spouse/Veteran/First Responder $356

These rates are for August 1, 2023 through July 31, 2024.

Program Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate Degree/Certificate $435
Active Military Discount, Undergraduate Program $250
20% Discount: Military Spouse/Veteran/First Responder $348

* Military/first responder benefits cannot be combined with any other institutional scholarships or discounts.

Visit the Scholarships, Tuition & Fees page to view other fees as well as the cost estimate calculator.

Contact Us

Office of Adult, Graduate, and Online Admission

Phone: 601-968-5940

Mailing Address:
1500 Peachtree Street, Box 153
Jackson, MS 39202

Fax: 601-300-2932

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Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13