Health and Human Services

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Online Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Services Degree

Marian University’s health and human services (HHS) program is perfect for those who aspire to make a difference within their community, want to affect societal change, or enjoy caring for others. The degree is available completely online, which means you can customize your schedule around work and family commitments.

The mission of health and human services is to improve the health and well-being of citizens and their communities. Our program offers a combination of real-world career preparation and general education classes that teach you to prevent and address problems for better overall quality of life.

Careers in health and human services

Although there are similarities, careers in HHS are different than those in public health or social work. Public health jobs typically focus on regulatory, legislative, or environmental issues, while HHS specialists use this knowledge to educate and serve others. Careers in health and human services also go beyond direct individual care. HHS professionals are leaders who often coordinate the delivery of healthcare and focus on broader scale work within the community.

The need for well-trained individuals in the diverse field of health and human services is rising across the United States. Graduates may pursue employment as:

  • Health educators;
  • Community health managers;
  • Case managers;
  • Child welfare specialists;
  • Elder care services workers; and
  • Non-profit program directors.


At Marian University, our curriculum equips students with the skills needed for successful careers. Courses such as microbiology, human growth and development, and general human physiology provide students with the fundamental knowledge needed for their future positions, while classes in leadership, interprofessional communications, and global health issues and intervention help students become influential leaders in their field.

For more examples of courses we offer in this program, visit our degree requirements page.

Program objectives

  • Exhibit caring and respect during interactions with clients, families, and interprofessional colleagues.
  • Evaluate and address ethical issues and societal problems in health and human services industries.
  • Incorporate the needs of diverse individuals and cultures in health and human services industries.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills in health and human services industries.
  • Exhibit teamwork and leadership to improve client and organization safety and quality.

Earn your bachelor’s in health and human services completely online at Marian!

Marian University’s health and human services degree can be completed entirely online and classes are offered year-round, making it easy for busy adults to enroll. Interested in learning more about the program? Request more information today or call (317) 955-6578 to speak with an advisor.

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