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.
- School: Adult & Graduate Studies
- Division: Social Science
- Degree Type: Associate of Science
- Format: Blended, Online
- Location: Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo
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:
- Online—Monday, Feb. 19, 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
- 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)
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
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.
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:
"The journey from Associate to Master has been so rewarding. The PGS program allowed me to take classes with success and still be a great wife and mother to my family." —Nannette Perry (B.S. '13, M.B.A. '15)