BLS CATEGORY: Social and Community Service Managers
JOB GROWTH: 12%
Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth for social and community service managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2021 and 2031
The Bachelor of Science in Correctional Program Support Services is an educational degree program that provides a foundation of knowledge in the field of correctional program support services. This program does not prepare students for any type of professional certification or licensure as a correctional officer, social worker, or counselor.
BLS CATEGORY: Social Workers
JOB GROWTH: 9%
Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for social workers is projected to be faster than average between 2021 and 2031.
The Bachelor of Science in Social Work is an undergraduate degree program that provides a foundation in social work theory and teaches the application of professional social work values, principles, standards and techniques to educationally prepare graduates to pursue state licensure or certification as a bachelor’s-level social worker in select states. Licensure requirements vary by state. There may be additional qualifications and/or disqualifications applicable in order to become a social worker. See the licensure requirements and contact information for your state.
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BS in Correctional Program Support Services, 2021
 This is a university-wide ratio. The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences student-faculty ratio may vary.
The published program length to complete a bachelor’s behavioral sciences degree is 4.25 years. Your time to completion could differ based on various factors, including any breaks from your coursework. You may be able to save time and money on your degree if you have eligible transfer credits from an accredited institution. See how you might be able to graduate faster with transfer credits.
If you want to study human behavior and enjoy helping people, a career in the behavioral sciences may be incredibly rewarding for you. You can establish an interdisciplinary foundation to help you prepare for graduate-level programs or fulfilling career paths in social work (when you earn a Bachelor of Science in Social Work), human services, correctional services and more.
Yes. University of Phoenix is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our Bachelor of Science in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. Plus, our undergraduate social work program educationally prepares graduates to pursue state licensure or certification as a bachelor’s-level social worker in select states.
Yes, our bachelor’s behavioral sciences degree programs accept eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Speak with an enrollment representative to start the process of evaluation by the University to see if your prior college credits can apply to your program and to request your transcripts.
Our bachelor’s behavioral sciences degree programs can prepare you for various occupations, such as a caseworker, case manager, program eligibility specialist, child protective services social worker (when you earn a Bachelor of Science in Social Work), social services assistant and family service worker. Other career paths in the field of behavioral sciences may require a master’s degree or specialized education. If you’d like to further your education after obtaining a bachelor’s degree, you can pursue a related graduate program.