Be the support others need

Elevate the mental, emotional or social well-being of those around you

Are you interested in studying human behaviors and interactions? Do you have a desire to support others or advocate for their well-being or rights? Our Behavioral Sciences programs can help you address clients’ mental, emotional, social and case management needs in counseling, social work or correctional support services.

Our bachelor’s-level programs can equip you to serve the underserved through social work or by supporting those affected by the criminal justice system. Our master’s-level programs prepare you to pursue licensure in mental health counseling or marriage and family therapy.

Make a difference in the lives of those around you. Turn your passion for helping people into a Behavioral Sciences degree.*

* Our Behavioral Sciences programs require field experience, clinical hours, practicum hours, special exams or additional state requirements for licensure. Click the program links below or call an enrollment representative at 844.YES.UOPX to learn more.



Bachelor of Science in Social Work:

Connect people with community resources, family services or other social programs that can help improve lives and strengthen communities. Through this new degree program, which launched April 1, 2019, you’ll gain a well-rounded, versatile social work foundation that prepares you for licensure as a social worker at the bachelor’s level in select states where offered. Learn more about state licensure requirements for social work.



Bachelor of Science in Correctional Program Support Services:

Embrace opportunities where community-based support services intersect with the criminal justice system. You’ll gain case management, program facilitation and other human services skills to help address the needs of those involved with — or affected by — the criminal justice system.




Master of Science in Counseling/Clinical Mental Health Counseling:

Gain theoretical and applied counseling skills to empower those who are seeking to improve their lives. You’ll learn how to clinically assess client populations coping with substance use and abuse, anxiety and depression, marriage and family issues, transitioning from the military or other focus areas. Learn more about state licensure requirements for counseling.


Master of Science in Counseling/Marriage, Family and Child Therapy :

Assess family dynamics, offer comforting insights to children in need or equip couples to communicate better. You’ll learn how to understand clients’ needs and offer meaningful direction while developing cultural competency and sensitivity. Learn more about state licensure requirements for counseling.


Why Phoenix?

Learn from experience

Gain key insights into counseling, criminal justice or social work situations from instructors who have years of Behavioral Sciences expertise.

Save time and money

Finish your degree faster by applying to transfer or waive eligible college credits or have relevant work experience evaluated for potential credit.

Take classes that fit your life

You’ll take just one, short course at a time, so you can balance work, life and school on the path to your degree.