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Get the skills to support families in crisis early in your degree program
Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Family and Child Services (Certificate Track)
Families often need a mediator to support and encourage them as they navigate the maze of social systems and resources for assistance with basic needs. The Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Family and Child Services (Certificate Track) is designed to prepare you for the issues you may face as a human services professional working with families and children. You’ll examine the current social systems and policies that impact families, as well as various forms of family violence and child abuse.
You can gain the skills you need to work with families in need sooner because this program features the StackTrack™ certificate option, which allows you to move core courses toward the front of your degree program. The certificate you earn will be an additional credential, which you can leverage to help you get a new position or promotion.
Speak with an Enrollment Advisor to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Family and Child Services (Certificate Track). You can also learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree program without the certificate option or view other concentrations.
*In Maryland, the Bachelor of Science in Human Services has an emphasis in Family and Child Services.
What you'll learn
Make an informed choice
We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen degree program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.View the Bachelor Of Science In Human Services With A Concentration In Family And Child Services gainful employment disclosures.
View the Family And Child Services Certificate gainful employment disclosures.
The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
To view all the courses you’ll need to complete this degree program, visit our General Education requirements page.
Make your work experience count
University of Phoenix allows you to apply relevant learning, work and life experiences to college credits through the Prior Learning Assessment process. Speak with an advisor to find out if you can fulfill some elective, interdisciplinary and/or general education courses by going through the PLA process.
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.
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How can I use my Military benefits?
Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
Montgomery GI Bill
Post 9/11 GI Bill
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
Active Duty Spouse Benefits
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
Benefits of this degree program
Your course curriculum is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed by competent, ethical practitioners including current applications in such areas as social work, counseling and psychology.
Faculty with working knowledge
Courses are taught by instructors who have experience in the field so you can see how theories apply to the real world of human services.
Convenient learning options
We make it convenient for working professionals like you to earn your degree around your busy schedule through evening on-campus classes.
Small class size
Smaller class sizes provide an intimate learning environment that allows for close interaction with expert faculty.
Is this the right program for you?
Talk to an advisor who specializes in the Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Family and Child Services (Certificate Track) degree to make sure this program fits your specific needs. You can also get to know University of Phoenix by checking out the Phoenix Prep Center.
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 Advisor.
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We help you make an impact in the lives of others
It's become a part of everyday life in recent years: external struggles such as job losses, economic turmoil, foreclosures, bankruptcies — and the resulting internal struggles such as depression, compromised health and interpersonal conflict.
But you have the desire to help people smooth the rough edges of these challenges, and to give them the coping skills and professional human services they need to get through it. That's what draws you to the Social Sciences disciplines.
The University of Phoenix College of Social Sciences helps you gain the essential skills and knowledge to provide the compassion, guidance and service to others in need. With diverse bachelor's and master's degree programs in Counseling, Human Services and Psychology, you can choose the one that provides you with the skill set to help others in the setting that works for you — whether one-on-one, families and small groups, or schools and communities.