Online Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Counseling

Discover what it takes to empower others

  • The only degree of its kind in Oklahoma
  • Multiple start dates
  • Experience for the real world

The Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Counseling program from East Central University Online empowers students with professional counseling skills through a pragmatic, hands-on approach to learning. Serving Oklahoma with the state’s only human services counseling degree, ECU Online offers an accelerated curriculum delivered in an interactive online classroom, plus hands-on experience through exclusive internship opportunities. As a student, you’ll choose from two concentrations: Counseling and Rehabilitation. Through career-driven courses, you’ll gain the ability to integrate human services counseling theory with practice as you engage with expert faculty and complete an internship in the professional setting of your choice. When you complete the B.A. in Human Services Counseling program, you’ll be equipped with the professional skills necessary to develop service plans and improve the lives of others.


  • Counseling
  • Rehabilitation
94 Transfer Credits Accepted
$306.84 per credit hour*

*Price reflects tuition for Oklahoma residents. Non-resident tuition is $618.84 per credit hour for undergraduate programs and $714.84 per credit hour for graduate programs. There is a non-resident tuition waiver available if certain requirements are met. Speak to an enrollment counselor for more information. An additional semester fee of $89 will apply for all students and possible charges for course related fees.

Career Outlook

Human services professionals use various resources to help others improve their lives. As a graduate of East Central University’s online human services counseling program, you’ll be empowered to make a difference in the lives of others through a variety of careers, including:

  • Drug and alcohol counselor
  • Family support specialist
  • Case manager
  • Social services specialist
  • Community outreach director
  • Mental health aide
  • Military counselor
  • Domestic violence counselor

Start Dates

Spring B

Mar. 6

The only degree of its kind in Oklahoma

This is Oklahoma’s only online human services counseling degree.

Multiple start dates

Balance your education with your full-time professional responsibilities and begin your degree when it’s convenient for your life.

Experience for the real world

Receive hands-on training in real-world settings through internship opportunities, so you can gain the experience required for success in the human services field.

Accreditations and Affiliations

Higher Learning Commission

East Central University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

About East Central University

Founded in 1909, East Central University was originally established in eastern Oklahoma for the purpose of teacher certification training. Since that time, ECU has grown into a full-fledged university, offering a range of undergraduate and graduate degrees. As the alma mater of business leaders, elected officials, artists, scientists, astronauts and countless others, ECU remains one of the best institutions in the state for students to experience innovative learning through on-campus and online communities.

We educate and empower students to understand and transform our world.

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