College of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Human Services

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More and more people are relying on social services: from the baby boomer population entering their golden years, to those affected by economic problems or mental health and addiction issues. Our Bachelor of Science in Human Services will help you supply the professional human services that people need to get through these challenges.

With this program, you'll gain experience as a service provider for both the private and public sectors. It draws from a range of fields such as counseling, biopsychosocial development, human systems and social change, psychology, ethics and management theories.

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree also offers a number of electives, to give you more specialized knowledge in the field of helping professions.

Addictions

Get a solid introduction to the biological, environmental, genetic and psychological underpinnings of substance abuse and chemical dependency. The elective focuses on interventions, treatments, action plans and relapse prevention theory and ideology.

Family and Child Services

This elective prepares you for the issues that face a human services professional working with families and children. You'll examine the current social systems and polices that impact families, as well as various forms of family violence and child abuse.

Gerontology

Learn how to provide the specialized services needed for the growing senior population with this elective. You'll explore social programs, retirement issues and personal care needs. You'll also learn about current social systems that affect aging populations and a range of end-of-life issues.

Management

This elective is designed to prepare you for human service management positions. Managing human service organizations requires specialized knowledge in the areas of grant and proposal writing, program evaluation and balancing resources.

Certificates

You don't have to wait until graduation to showcase the skills that employers find valuable. The certificate option allows you to earn credentials that highlight your job competencies on the way to a degree. Certificates are available in following electives:

Requirements and prerequisites

You will need XXX credits to complete this program, which may be earned from a combination of required and elected courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits. View general requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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What you'll learn

The BSHS program curriculum at University of Phoenix employs an interdisciplinary approach for assimilating theory, knowledge, skills and core competencies of today's human service professional. The conceptual framework of the program draws from a range of human service domains such as counseling, biopsychosocial development, human systems and social change, psychology, and management theories. The program is designed with experiential components, integrated within the academic foundation, to provide students with experience as service providers in a range of human service settings in both private and public sectors. The Human Services program's interdisciplinary design builds core skills and competencies based on established methods for delivering a variety of direct service roles in the wide-ranging field of human services. Upon graduation from the program students will be qualified for Registry as Mental Health Facilitators with the National Board for Certified Counselors-International and prepared academically to sit for the Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner examination administered by the Center for Credentialing and Education.
 

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services program provides a general foundation of human services theory and application coursework for students at entry levels in the helping professions. This program does not prepare students for any type of professional certification or state licensure as a social worker, counselor or psychologist.

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Core courses

Our curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the competitive job market with relevant knowledge and in-demand skills. This program will include the following courses:

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In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Social Sciences graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

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Learning outcomes

To fulfill that commitment and to engage in continuous improvement of programs, University of Phoenix has reported on the learning outcomes for our degree programs, as well as the process of gathering and analyzing the information. Our aim is to share student outcomes to monitor the effectiveness of our programs and enable improvement.

Review the learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Bachelor of Science in Human Services program.

Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes that students will possess upon completion of the program of study.

Review the annual assessment results (PDFs) for this program.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Social Sciences graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Bachelor of Science in Human Services program.

Learning outcomes

To fulfill that commitment and to engage in continuous improvement of programs, University of Phoenix has reported on the learning outcomes for our degree programs, as well as the process of gathering and analyzing the information. Our aim is to share student outcomes to monitor the effectiveness of our programs and enable improvement.

Review the learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Bachelor of Science in Human Services program.

Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes that students will possess upon completion of the program of study.

Review the annual assessment results (PDFs) for this program.

Cost breakdown

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Tuition (per credit) Not available
Tuition (per credit) for 100/200-level courses $410.0
Tuition (per credit) for 300/400-level courses $610.0
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Resource fee $140.0
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Fees may be non-refundable. Students pay tuition on a course-by-course basis. All tuition and fees of the University are subject to change.

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