Bachelor of Applied Science
*Up to 60 credits may be transferred in from a regionally accredited institution.
College of Applied Science & Technology
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.
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.
The curriculum for this program includes:
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
- Prevention & intervention strategies
- Professional resiliency
- Program planning
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.