Help others navigate life’s challenges

Learn how to guide and serve with social science courses.

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Gain a deeper understanding with social science courses

The human condition is complex and people often need help navigating through dilemmas and difficult situations. Our social science classes help you develop a deeper understanding of the issues people face and learn how to help them work their way through life’s challenges.

We offer individual social science courses in counseling or psychology to help you develop the essential skills you need to guide those that are facing a range of concerns and problems. These courses are a great option when you’re looking to stay current in your field or need general elective courses.

You can select courses based on your professional or personal goals, or by topics that interest you most. When you enroll, you’ll be joining our community of professionals who understand human dilemmas and have the desire and disposition to help others in conflict.

Our social sciences classes feature:

  • Online courses with frequent start dates that fit your schedule.
  • Courses that can be completed in as few as five to six weeks.
  • Faculty with real-world experience, including those with titles such as clinical director, psychologist and behavioral therapist.
  • Small class sizes for more personal attention and guidance.

As a student you can take advantage of a range of helpful services and online resources – all designed to help you succeed. You can take an individual class for personal development or apply your credit toward a degree program. Please note, if you plan on transferring these credits to an educational institution other than University of Phoenix, it is important that you check with them first to determine if credits are transferable before enrolling.

We strive to make continuing education more readily available for the adult learner. You can take online social science courses, completing your course work when it’s convenient for you.  Get started today by calling 866.484.1815 or request additional information.

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Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student's responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student's choice.

Individual courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.

In order to practice as a Counselor in any state, the student must be licensed as an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), MFT (Marriage and Family Therapist), or other comparable state license designation. License requirements may vary. It is the student’s responsibility to ascertain and meet licensure requirements in any state in which the student desires to practice.

This program does not lead to professional certification or licensure as a mental health provider.

While widely available, not all courses are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.