Human Services

Bachelor of Applied Science

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#7Best Online Bachelor's
Program in the Nation

- U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $500
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College of Applied Science and Technology

Program Details

If you are a “people person,” the BAS in Human Services is the right fit for you. Earning a socially-focused, community-driven degree in human services will equip you to advocate for individuals and communities with a focus on diversity, inclusion, empowerment, and social justice.

Human services is an interdisciplinary field that can lead to a wide range of rewarding careers. Graduates of this program are prepared to be effective advocates, coordinators and administrators, making a positive impact in their communities. They are resilient leaders and often continue their education in areas of social work, rehabilitation, counseling, education, criminal justice and health administration.

As a Bachelor of Applied Science, coursework in this degree blends theory with the real-world application of human services standards and best practices in work settings through a required internship experience. You will develop the skills to better understand, respond to, and support the social, psychological, educational and physical demands of individuals and families in a contemporary global society.

This degree is designed for students transferring coursework from regionally accredited and/or military institutions. During the application process, the submission of a resume and goal statement is required for professional admission to the program. Before applying, we recommend that you discuss your background with a program adviser. Contact onlineadmissions@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-0898 for a referral.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.

Courses

The curriculum for this program includes:

AEDV 310: Transitional Resiliency
HUSV 301: Introduction to Human Services
HUSV 310: Identity, Positionality and Cultural Humility
HUSV 326: Research Methods in Social Sciences
FSHV 408: Program Planning & Evaluation
FSHV 384: Leadership, Ethics, and Professional Practices

Outcomes

Skills

Earning your Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Services will build core skills, including:

  • client empowerment
  • commitment to diversity & inclusion
  • Critical thinking
  • culturally responsive care
  • ethical decision making
  • human services delivery
  • interpersonal skills
  • Leadership
  • prevention & intervention strategies
  • professional resiliency
  • program planning
  • research

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Hands-on Learning

The BAS in Human Services includes a required internship experience. Students work with local service agencies to meet real-world challenges and gain critical insights in the field. Organizations that have hosted student interns include the Veterans Association, Douglas Police/Cochise Addiction Recovery Partnership, Child & Family Resources and the Mariposa Community Health Center.

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