Social Sciences: Human Services Major

The Human Services Major allows students the flexibility of moving into transfer programs focused on psychology, social work, human services, sociology, and other fields. Occupational titles, depending on educational attainment, of human service professionals may include Case Manager (Substance Use Disorder, Drug Courts, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities), Family Services Specialist, Human Services Assistant, Case Management Aide, Benefit Program Specialist, Adult/Child Services Worker, Probation Officer, Mental Health Counselor, Peer Support Specialist, or Crisis Intervention Manager.

With a focus on the helping professions, the Human Services Major offers students the background knowledge and flexibility to transfer into Bachelor programs focusing on psychology, social work, human services, sociology, counseling, and education. Additionally, the Human Services Major provides students interested in helping careers, and those currently working within a helping organization, opportunities to enhance their qualifications and skills, specific to personal, social, and cultural development.

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Associate of Arts and Sciences
2 Years (4 Full-Time Semesters)

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Tuition Funding Options

Tuition rates for this program are approximately one-third the cost of attending a four-year college or university in Virginia. Compare savings now!

An estimated $15.2 million dollars in grants, loans, work-study and scholarships are awarded to Laurel Ridge Community College students each year. We are committed to using all available funds to help you gain access to a college education.

Payment plans are offered to break down tuition payments.

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Transfer Statement

The associate of arts and sciences (AA&S) and associate of science (AS) degrees are designed to provide freshman and sophomore level course work toward the completion of a bachelor’s degree. These programs require students to take essentially the same courses as required by their four-year college or university counterparts.

To help facilitate the transfer process, Laurel Ridge has created a Transfer webpage that provides detailed information such as tuition, GPA, application requirements, course equivalents, and other information that may be useful in the transfer process.

The Virginia Community College System also offers a Transfer Planning Tool through the Virginia Education Wizard.  

Laurel Ridge offers many services and programs to assist transfer students. Students are encouraged to seek the assistance of an advisor to gain additional information to plan a successful transfer experience.

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