Change lives every day.

Prepare for a career that serves the greater good.

Careers in the Human Services field offer the opportunity to do some of society’s most essential work. Whether it’s caring for people with special needs, dedicating your talents to help children learn, or working within the criminal justice system, your efforts benefit both individuals and the community at large. 

It’s emotionally demanding work, and can be physically demanding as well, but knowing that you’ve helped solve problems or improved someone’s life can bring great satisfaction and personal rewards. 

Overall, jobs in the Human Services field are expected to grow at a faster than average rate over the next ten years. Jobs that are growing the most, with the highest salaries, require specialized training. Advancing to a job with more responsibilities and better pay often calls for a bachelor or master degree.  

Baker College offers certificate, associate, and bachelor degree programs in many different Human Services careers. So whether you’re just starting out or looking to advance, Baker has a program that will fit your career goals.

Available Degrees

Baker College prepares you for your career in Human Services through carefully designed programs that include both classroom instruction and work experience. Each program has an Advisory Board made up of employers in the field, who work with us to design the curriculum and update it regularly, so that our degree programs meet the demands of today’s workplaces. 

As a Baker student, you’re assured of gaining the theoretical and practical knowledge you need, along with the problem-solving and communication skills that employers in this field look for. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to meet the challenges and begin moving forward in your career.

Program Availability

Program availability varies by campus. Please contact the Admissions Department on your campus to learn more.

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FAQ'S

  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

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General Requirements

A general education core is required for all associate and bachelor degrees. All graduates must meet the general education requirements established by each academic program.

College Success Strategies (COL111A) or College Success Online (COL112) is required for all first-time freshmen and all online students enrolled in a certificate or degree program. This course will inform students of campus services, policies and procedures, and address learning styles and study strategies.

Many of the courses and programs at Baker College are offered in an online delivery format. See Online Programs. Contact your campus Admissions Office for details about online courses. If you are already a Baker College Student, contact the Academic Office for details about online courses.

Getting Started

There's a lot you can learn about Baker College here on the Web, but talking with an Admissions Advisor will help you get a better understanding of everything we offer. Contact us to request more information, schedule a visit to the campus nearest you, or get started by applying online.

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During my second semester, I had a job offer, and by the third, I was employed in two different agencies.

Phil Cornelius
Human Services Programs at Baker College

Human Services

Change lives every day.

Prepare for a career that serves the greater good.

Careers in the Human Services field offer the opportunity to do some of society’s most essential work. Whether it’s caring for people with special needs, dedicating your talents to help children learn, or working within the criminal justice system, your efforts benefit both individuals and the community at large. 

It’s emotionally demanding work, and can be physically demanding as well, but knowing that you’ve helped solve problems or improved someone’s life can bring great satisfaction and personal rewards. 

Overall, jobs in the Human Services field are expected to grow at a faster than average rate over the next ten years. Jobs that are growing the most, with the highest salaries, require specialized training. Advancing to a job with more responsibilities and better pay often calls for a bachelor or master degree.  

Baker College offers certificate, associate, and bachelor degree programs in many different Human Services careers. So whether you’re just starting out or looking to advance, Baker has a program that will fit your career goals.

Available Degrees

Baker College prepares you for your career in Human Services through carefully designed programs that include both classroom instruction and work experience. Each program has an Advisory Board made up of employers in the field, who work with us to design the curriculum and update it regularly, so that our degree programs meet the demands of today’s workplaces. 

As a Baker student, you’re assured of gaining the theoretical and practical knowledge you need, along with the problem-solving and communication skills that employers in this field look for. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to meet the challenges and begin moving forward in your career.

Program Availability

Program availability varies by campus. Please contact the Admissions Department on your campus to learn more.

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  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

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Testimonial quote

During my second semester, I had a job offer, and by the third, I was employed in two different agencies.

Phil Cornelius