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.
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.
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.
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.
You don't have to wait until graduation to showcase the skills that employers find valuable. The certificate option (www.phoenix.edu/programs/degree-programs/degree-programs-with-certificate-options.html) allows you to earn credentials that highlight your job competencies on the way to a degree. Certificates are available in following electives: