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Prepare to Serve with a Social Services Associate Degree

Social services is a way to better understand human behavior and concepts in psychology and sociology in relation to mental health and social services.

By earning an associate degree in social services you’ll be on your way to not only help others with their dependencies or causes but also assist them in learning why or how a choice was made—and how to prepare for what comes next.

As Social Education for Community Focused Students

Sure, there are many options out there for someone seeking an associate degree in social services. You want the best college experience, which means taking advantage of Urbana’s small class sizes.

At Urbana, you’ll have the chance to not only get to know an expert in the social services field but also have one-on-one time to build a rapport and relationship with your professors. This can be very beneficial to both your college experience and your future as a social service professional.


Uncover State Policy Opportunities in the Urbana Community and Beyond

Is there anything you can’t do with a social services major? With an associate degree in social services you are laying the groundwork for hope and positive change in the Urbana community and beyond.

Urbana social services graduates go on to seek bachelor’s degrees in human services leadership, sociology and more. Others immediately seek entry-level jobs helping clients in human services agencies right after graduation.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate intermediate level competence in social science.

  2. Apply social science concepts and theories in social science context.

  3. Identify function processes and availability of social science agencies.

Undergraduate Studies Admission Requirements

Each applicant seeking admission to Urbana University is individually evaluated. Factors considered are past academic achievement, aptitude, extracurricular activities, and any additional evidence supporting the prospect of academic success.

To qualify for admission, applicants seeking an associate or bachelor's degree must present evidence of high school completion in the form of a high school diploma or GED. Careful consideration is given to the applicants academic record to include the curriculum, courses, and/or state mandated graduation tests. Results from standardized testing (either ACT or SAT) are required for first-time freshmen. Students who wish to apply for admission, but do not meet the minimum standardized test scores used for placement in University courses may be required to undergo placement testing.

Undergraduate admission requirements and materials:

A student who meets at least one of the following criteria is eligible for admission as a degree-seeking student:

  • Has provided official documentation of graduation from an accredited high school or its equivalent (see documentation required below), or
  • Has an associate, bachelor or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, an institution recognized as a candidate for accreditation, or an institution recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation

Documentation required:

1. Documentation of high school graduation or equivalence is required for applicants who are transferring fewer than 24 semester hours that apply towards a degree.

2. If the student has transferable hours of 24 credit hours or more from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, then they will not have to provide a high school diploma or equivalence. Acceptable forms of documentation of high school graduation or high school equivalence for undergraduate admission must include one of the following:

  • Official high school transcript listing the date of graduation
  • Official GED certificate
  • Official documentation of having passed a State High School Equivalency examination
  • Official documentation of a home school completion certificate/transcript
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions (college, universities, professional schools, etc.) attended

3. Any applicant seeking to be a first-time freshman undergraduate degree-seeking students at Urbana University must supply standardized test scores (ACT SAT) to be used for placement in courses., to determine athletic eligibility, and/or determine institutional scholarship qualification.

At any time the University may require an applicant to meet with the Admissions Committee to address questions that arise in the application review process. If an applicant requests transfer credit, official transcripts from any other regionally accredited institution are required.

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