Earn your associate degree online
You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students
Whether you are a recent high school graduate or an adult student with an interest in social work, substance abuse counseling, early childhood education, or inclusive special education, the Human Services A.S. will be of interest to you. Upon completion of your A.S. degree, you will be prepared to obtain an entry-level job in a setting related to your specialty area, or you may choose to continue your education through transfer to a four-year institution.
There are four specialty options in the Human Services A.S.:
- Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling
- Social Work
- Inclusive Special Education, and
- Early Childhood Education.
All students will take two introductory courses specific to the specialization they select. Students planning to transfer after graduation will take four 3-credit courses and one 3-credit fieldwork course.
Students planning to obtain an entry-level job following graduation will take three 3-credit courses and two 3-credit fieldwork courses in their chosen specialization. A personal interview may be required before you are admitted to the Human Services program. If you choose to transfer into the Human Services program from another Onondaga curriculum, you must have at least a 2.0 cumulative average. Your academic and professional competence will be periodically reviewed by the faculty.
Enrollment and continuation in the Human Services program are subject to faculty approval. Your academic and professional competence will be periodically reviewed by the faculty. ln order to graduate, you must achieve a grade of C or better in the required Human Services courses. Special program costs include bus or car expenses for transportation to and from the field work sites.
You may be required to have a medical examination, a tuberculin test, a background check, and fingerprinting before beginning your field work internship.
- What's an associate degree?
- An associate degree usually takes two years of study and prepares students for employment or transfer to a bachelor’s program at a four-year university.
What's it like to earn this degree online?
Let's put your mind at ease about online learning
- Classes on your schedule
- Courses are semester based and classwork can be completed around your work and family commitments. There is no set time where you are required to log in to attend class.
- Same faculty as on-campus
- The faculty that teach online classes are the same faculty that students learn from on-campus.
- Personal concierge
- You will have one person who acts as a single point of contact for any and all questions you may have.
- Learn by doing
- Participate in field experiences such as internships, clinical placements, and service learning to apply your academic knowledge in the world.
- Access to a personal tutor
- You will have access to a tutor when you need assistance with any of your classes.
- SUNY Online Plus Program
- In addition to the features listed above, this SUNY Online Plus Program includes 24/7 support, incorporates industry-leading teaching practices, and targets an area of high employer demand in New York State and beyond.
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How do I enroll?
Follow these steps to start your application
- Go to the online application
- Create an account
- Complete the forms or save for later
- Pay the application fee (if applicable)
- Submit any supplemental materials, if required
- Send in your academic records
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