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
  • Cost Breakdown

    A college degree is an investment. To understand the total estimated cost for the A.S. Human Services program, visit our tuition and fees page or review the breakdown of expenses effective June 1, 2018:

    • Tuition: $355 per credit
    • Educational Resources: $135 per course
    • Application and Reservation Fee: $55

    • Cost Per Three Credit Course: $1,200
    • Total Estimated Cost: $24,955

    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: