"I no longer felt secretly inferior because 'they' had a degree and I didn't. I wasn't just keeping up, but actually doing OK at this thing!" -UWW alum

human services

finish your degree in human services and go where the jobs are. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that more than a half million human services jobs and social services jobs will be created in the next decade, making this one of the nation's fastest growing, high demand sectors of the economy. 

UMass UWW is committed to helping you finish your bachelor's degree 100% online with a focus in human services.

Whether you have years of experience or are just starting your career, UMass UWW will help you develop the knowledge and enhance the skills you need to advance your career in high-demand human service jobs and social services jobs in human services administration, child and youth services, child protective service, victim advocacy, social work, disability services, family support, elder care, counseling, mental health and substance abuse.

Best of all, our flexible degree completion program gives you the opportunity to earn up to 100 credits for your prior learning and experience. This accelerates your degree and saves you money. 

outstanding instructors. human services courses you need. 

Take human services and social services courses taught by distinguished instructors from the UMass School of Public Health and Health Sciences, the UMass Isenberg School of Management, the UMass School of Education, the Departments of Psychology and Sociology and more.    

Course topics include: child development, adult development, substance abuse services, child psychology, abnormal psychology, family systems, intellectual disabilities, social work, domestic violence, sociology of mental health, juvenile justice, public policy issues, financial management, program evaluation and more. 

a great education. credit for experience. outstanding support.  

The University Without Walls (UWW) is an academic major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst designed to help adults just like you complete your first bachelor's degree at a world-class public university.

At UMass UWW, you can design your own program of study in human services, earn up to 100 credits for your prior learning and experience, and finish your degree 100% online without ever having to come to campus. Or take advantage of blended or on-campus courses.

time tested, custom-built for adults like you. 

For over 40 years, UMass UWW has been serving adult students like you. We understand the daily challenges you face balancing work, family and community responsibilities, and are committed to providing flexible options and outstanding one-on-one support from your first class through graduation.

Contact us to learn why so many adults interested in human services and social services choose UMass UWW.