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Human Services

Bachelor of Applied Science

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Accredited by the
Council for Standards in
Human Service Education

- CSHSE - 2022 - 2027

Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $500

*Up to 60 credits may be transferred in from a regionally accredited institution.

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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.

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 an enrollment counselor. Students that are residents of the State of Arizona with 60 transferrable credits and intend to be full-time may qualify for discounted tuition. 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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