College of Social Sciences

Learn about human behavior from those who practice in the field

You want to make a difference in other people’s lives — and your help is needed. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in the psychology field, human services and counseling are expected to grow an average 29 percent by 2020. Prepare to meet that demand by learning from faculty members who average 18 years of professional experience in those areas.

We work directly with the American Counseling Association (ACA), National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) to ensure that our programs fill skills gaps in social science professions. These academic alliances mean that when you graduate, you won’t just have a degree — you’ll have the education to lead in this dynamic field.

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Certificate option

By selecting our certificate option, you can earn two credentials by the time you graduate. Choose to take career-focused courses earlier in your undergraduate degree program, and earn a certificate as well as your diploma.

Bachelor's en route certificates

(Upon successful completion, you’ll receive a certificate as well as your degree.)

Human Services programs

Bachelor of Science in Human Services with an en-route associate degree
(Upon successful completion, you’ll receive both an associate and a bachelor’s degree.)

*Maryland residents completing undergraduate degree programs will earn an emphasis rather than a concentration in a particular area of study.

References: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition, Social and Human Service Assistants:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition, Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists:

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. For information about University of Phoenix accreditations and licensures, please visit

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Academic Dean profile

Dr. Stephen Sharp, CMHC, LCPC, NCC, ACS, HS-BCP
Academic Dean

CACREP Reports

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) awards programmatic accreditation to the Master of Science in Counseling program at University of Phoenix for meeting specific professional and educational standards.

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Change lives — yours included

Explore the wide range of career opportunities available with a degree from the College of Social Sciences.