Serving matters.

Cornerstone University PGS offers a 62-credit Associate of Science in Human Services degree program designed to develop the professional skills of individuals working in either secular or faith-based human services organizations. Program course work provides you with a framework focused on the prevention and remediation of human services issues, preparing you to demonstrate communication and problem-solving skills as an effective leader and facilitator.

  • Overview

    • School: Adult & Graduate Studies
    • Division: Social Science
    • Degree Type: Associate of Science
    • Format: Blended, Online
    • Location: Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo
  • Convenient Format

    As a non-profit, Christ-centered university, we strive to provide an accessible education that fits your needs.

    Take courses in a way that's easy for you with classes offered 100% online or in a blended format. Onsite courses meet once a week from 6-10 p.m.

    • Program Length: 28 months
    • Program Start Date:
      • Grand Rapids—Thursday, May 17, 2018*

    *You may qualify to enroll at an alternate time. Call 800.947.2382 to speak with an enrollment counselor.


    • New Skills and Proficiencies: Through field-based experiences, you'll learn how to meet human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base and support the overall quality of life for diverse populations.
    • Navigate the Marketplace: You'll add value to your career, integrating theory and practice from subject areas such as sociology, counseling and intercultural relations.
    • Career Opportunities: Entry-level positions in counseling, social work, ministry, career services, customer service, non-profit organizations, K-12 paraprofessional and youth worker services
  • Admission Requirements

    • Application ($25 fee)
    • High school diploma or G.E.D.
    • Minimum of two years full-time work experience since high school
    • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. Send a completed transcript release form for each college you've attended to the PGS enrollment team, and we'll request your transcripts!
    • Copy of official military transcripts (if applicable)

    English Language Proficiency

    If your primary language is not English, you must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score.

    For admission to Cornerstone's Associate of Science in Human Services degree program, you must achieve one of the following minimum scores:

    • Paper-based TOEFL test: 550
    • Computer-based TOEFL test: 213
    • Internet-based TOEFL test: 79-80
    • Minimum IELTS score: 6.5
  • Tuition Costs and Financing

    A college degree is an investment. To understand the total estimated cost for the Associate of Science in Human Services program, review a breakdown of expenses: 

    • Application Fee: $25
    • Tuition Cost: $340 per credit hour
    • Technology Fee: $40 per course
    • Resource Fee: $125 per course
    • Reservation Fee: $30
    • Total Estimated Cost: $24,655

    Cornerstone University's commitment to offer you a competitively priced degree means that we partner with you to ensure its affordability. Learn more by previewing our step-by-step financial aid checklist.

    Transfer Credit

    Earning your next degree is attainable. Upon completion of your Associate of Science in Human Services degree, you may apply to join a bachelor's program cohort to conclude your undergraduate education: