Drury’s human services bachelor’s degree named among the best online offerings in the nation

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., May 23, 2018 — Drury University’s online human services degree program was named a top program in the country by

The college rankings company cited a number of reasons why Drury made its list.

“Drury University focuses on real life application and equips their students to intervene and assist in a variety of human services programs,” said on its website. “Their Bachelor of Science in Human Services enables students to serve clients in a variety of public outreach organizations.”

Drury’s human services degree program, offered as part of the university’s evening and online programs, is for students interested in helping others through service and public outreach. Graduates work alongside social workers, detectives, doctors and other specialists at hospitals, clinics and community organizations. Many human services workers provide intervention for citizens with substance abuse problems or help victims of crime or violence. The program combines psychology and sociology courses in topics like social work and family therapy, and includes an optional leadership concentration. Students complete 36 hours in their major, with the remaining coursework in general education and electives.

“It’s gratifying to get external confirmation of the quality of our online program in human services,” said Dr. Vickie Luttrell, chair of behavioral sciences at Drury University. “It’s a great degree for students who are committed to improving the quality of life for those in need.”

Employment in human services means helping to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities by anticipating and responding to community needs. Career prospects within human services continue to grow and improve as seen by the Bureau of Labor Statistics prediction of rapid growth in the field (16 percent) through 2026.


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