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Connect people to the social services they need
Bachelor of Science in Human Services
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the need for human service workers will increase by 23 percent from 2008-2018, due in part to the burgeoning elderly population and the rising demand for treatment of addictions and mental health issues. Human services organizations will be looking for individuals with relevant skills and knowledge who can take on this growing workload.
Earning a Bachelor of Science in Human Services can help answer this need. Based on an interdisciplinary foundation of counseling, social work and psychology, this degree program is designed to help students improve the lives of others. The curriculum provides instruction in theoretical foundations, diversity and population needs, research and program evaluation, and intervention methods. Students learn to apply these skills and knowledge at the individual, family, group, organization and community levels. Such a broad-based education allows graduates to pursue opportunities in managed care organizations, government agencies, community-based programs and other provider organizations.
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 this program's 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.
Need more information?
An advisor can help you review your options and choose the one that’s best for you.
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?
Helping people improve their lives can have a long-term positive impact. Earning your Bachelor of Science in Human Services will give you the knowledge you need — an enrollment advisor can get you started.
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.