60 Credits
4 Semesters
16 Months

Enrollment Options

Full-time / Part-time

Classes Offered

Onsite / Hybrid

The Associate of Arts in Human Services program at Metropolitan College of New York is a degree that prepares students for entry-level roles in the helping professions. In modern society, it’s easy for many disadvantaged members of the community to fall through the cracks. Social workers and caseworkers do the work necessary to ensure that the most vulnerable people have access to the assistance they need. This program teaches students how to coordinate supporting activities, processes, and outcomes within community settings or organizations.

Graduates typically go on to a variety of careers in counseling, child welfare, social work, education, fundraising, public service, foster care and eldercare. They also find meaningful careers in government, healthcare, health administration, ministry and human resources and probation.

This degree is also rooted in the founding of the college. In 1964, educational pioneer Audrey Cohen began offering classes to students in New York City and developed a unique combination of theory and practical learning, which we call Purpose-Centered Education.

Today, graduates continue to emerge as true practitioners in this field, prepared with the knowledge and skills to make an impact and contribute as front-line leaders and decision makers. This program is a powerful education in human services that students can only get from MCNY.

Real-World Skills You’ll Learn in this Program

  • Have the chance to help people get organized and back on their feet after experiencing hardship.

  • Health care workers and psychiatrists studying in this program can work with individuals in need to ensure that they receive the proper mental and physical care for their situation.

  • Explore human services career opportunities while finding related career paths in the social work, health care, psychiatry and other disciplines related to physical and mental health and well-being

  • Ways to apply classroom knowledge to address real challenges. This can be at your current place of employment or through an internship.

  • How to leverage field placements to build your resume and portfolio of professional experience.

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This Degree is Practical

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for human services occupations is expected to grow 16% over the next 10 years.

Employers in this field will continue to be government organizations (local, state, and national), local clinics, nonprofit organizations, and charities offering services. Graduates of the program can either go on to a variety of exciting careers or choose to continue their education in the Bachelor of Professional Studies in Human Services.

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