Excel as a compassionate leader.

At Cornerstone University, we equip you to help others in need through a range of interdisciplinary courses focused on prevention and remediation of human services problems. Deepen your understanding of societal needs and how to use your passion to make a difference in fields such as social work, ministry or nonprofit organizations.

Degree Program Requirements

An associate degree in human services requires 62 total credit hours. This full-time, two step program is approximately 28 months long and offers courses one at a time in the order shown below.

Step 1 Courses: 30 credits | 53 weeks

  • IDS-100: Foundations of Inquiry
  • IDS-131: Digital Literacy
  • ENG-118: Introduction to Writing and Research
  • COM-111: Foundations of Speech Communication
  • PSY-111: General Psychology
  • REL-231: Mosaic Literature
  • PHI-211: Philosophy in Culture
  • SOC-101: Introduction to Human Services
  • SOC-111: Introduction to Sociology
  • MGT-233: Leadership Studies

Step 2 Courses: 32 credits | 58 weeks

  • IDS-204: Personal Wellness
  • ENG-223: Introduction to Literature
  • REL-232: Gospel Literature
  • MAT-120: Contemporary Math
  • FAR-211: Introduction to Fine Arts
  • HIS-115: American Studies
  • SOC-211: Current Social Issues
  • SCI-119: Contemporary Issues in Science and Technology
  • SOC-201: Intercultural Relations
  • PSY-221: Interviewing and Counseling
  • SOC-229: Field Experience/Applied Project

Undergraduate Academic Catalog

More information about academic policies and graduation requirements—and a complete list of course descriptions—for this undergraduate program can be found in our PGS Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

Academic Catalog