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Human Services

Bachelor of Applied Science

Graduates will use their knowledge of human services agencies, program planning, human development and social issues to build long-term careers in high-growth human services fields.


The Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Services prepares students to serve clients in a variety of public and private outreach agencies. Human Services graduates work with social workers, law enforcement officials, medical staff, emergency responders and other specialists. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for human services workers is projected to continue growing rapidly.

The program provides a high-quality education with convenience through online coursework. Many Human Services graduates continue their studies in master’s degree programs in social work or counseling.

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 or 520-621-0898 for a referral.

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Career Level: Undergraduate
Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
College: College of Applied Science and Technology

Cost & Eligibility

Per Unit Cost: $500
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.

Wondering about the specific classes you can take in this program? See the course descriptions below.

  • AEDV 310: Transitional Resiliency - A blend of current research on resiliency, learning, and leadership in an integrative manner. This course will also cover development of individual leadership.
  • HUSV 310: Cultural Humility - Exploring the dynamic relationship between personal and professional identity, as well as the impact this relationship has when working with individuals and communities from cultures other than our own.
  • HUSV 404: Health in Human Services - Exploring multi-dimensional domains of health and wellbeing at the personal, community, and institutional levels.
Student taking a UA Online course


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

  • case management
  • collaboration
  • communication skills
  • counseling
  • crisis management
  • human development
  • mental health
  • program planning
  • social services

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