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.
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.
Specialize in aging and gerontology to solve the challenges of the senior population. The curriculum features program management, group processes, geriatric psychology and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our online human services degree offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to prepare you for your career. Just a few potential topics of study include:
By the time you graduate, you will be able to: