East Central University Bachelor of Arts Human Services Counseling

East Central University Bachelor of Arts Human Services Counseling

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East Central University

East Central University's mission is to foster a learning environment in which students, faculty, staff, and community interact to educate students for life in a rapidly changing and culturally diverse society. Within its service area, East Central University provides leadership for economic development and cultural enhancement. ECU is a Regional University. Students can enroll in and attend ECU classes on campus in Ada, in Ardmore at the Ardmore Higher Education Center, in McAlester at the Eastern Oklahoma State College branch campus and in Shawnee at the Gordon Cooper Technology Center. Some ECU classes are also available on OneNet and online. The ECU nursing program is available in Durant at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Military and Veteran Costs
  • Tuition Cost
    $ 0
  • GI Bill Coverage
    - $ 0
  • Student Veteran Cost
    $ 0
  • Tuition Cost-Per-Credit-Hour
  • Tuition Assistance
    - $ 250
  • Military Student Cost
    $ 0
  • This GI Bill coverage is based on full benefits remaining. Any potential costs and coverage should be verified by the university before applying.

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  • BAH - Campus
  • BAH - Online
  • Campus SVA Chapter
  • Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus
  • Signed VA Principles Of Excellence
  • Club/Association for Veterans
  • Veteran Upward Bound Program
  • 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
  • Offers ROTC Program
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
Academic Support
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experiences
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
Financial Support
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Scholarships for Military
  • Reduced Tuition for Military
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  • Duration
    4 Year
  • Calendar
  • Avg Immediate Salary For Graduates
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East Central University Bachelor of Arts Human Services Counseling
  • Program Description

    Begin your career helping others

    Get the training you need to begin a rewarding career with the Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Counseling program at East Central University Online.

    A pragmatic, hands-on degree designed to prepare you for entry-level roles in human services, this program features five concentrations of study and substantial opportunities for real-world training. Our online human services degree can ready you to work in a variety of professional areas including family support, substance abuse, social services, care facilities, prison systems and more.


    Human Services Counseling Concentrations


    Aging Concentration

    Specialize in aging and gerontology to solve the challenges of the senior population. The curriculum features program management, group processes, geriatric psychology and more.

    Counseling Concentration

    Offers a broad course of study that readies students for entry-level counseling careers. Study in-demand topics like intervention techniques, vocational testing and employment and placement.

    Rehabilitation Concentration

    Work as a disability specialist to help people manage physical, mental, cognitive, behavioral and addictive challenges. The curriculum emphasizes various aspects of disability, intervention techniques, counseling and more.

    Services to the Deaf Concentration

    The objective of the Services to the Deaf concentration is to prepare students to work with deaf and hard of hearing individuals. The academic program is structured to provide students with the specialized knowledge in deaf culture and American Sign Language skills that will enable them to provide services in a broad spectrum of private, state, federal and community agencies.

    Prevention Science Concentration

    Gain the specialized skills it takes to implement prevention programming in a variety of professional and community settings. Courses for this online concentration program explore violence and self-harm prevention, human development and psychological resilience to ensure you graduate with a thorough understanding of mental health counseling and prevention science practice.


    Topics of Study

    Our online human services degree offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to prepare you for your career. Just a few potential topics of study include:

    • Human behavior
    • Case management
    • Employment and placement
    • Intervention techniques
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Social environments


    Learning Outcomes

    By the time you graduate, you will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of core content needed by entry-level professionals in the human services counseling field.
    • Write reports and service plans reflecting a professional level of writing skills in a style appropriate to the field.
    • Exhibit improved interpersonal skills, including empathy, communication, patience and active listening.
    • Demonstrate the ability to integrate human services counseling theory with practice.