The field of Human Services is a broadly defined one, uniquely approaching the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations. First Theory, Then Practice.Learn More About the Field of Human Services
Alaska's only accredited Human Services program
"Putting People to Work - Working With People" is a phrase that best sums up the Human Services field, one of the fastest growing career fields in the United States today. In an age of turbulent social change, there is a definite need for the skilled human services professional.
The University of Alaska Anchorage, Department of Human Services offers both an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Human Services, preparing students for entry level employment, and a Bachelor of Human Services (BHS) degree which prepares students to work effectively in community based human services settings dedicated to the empowerment of clients through education, paraprofessional counseling, and human service practice. The program offers specialized areas in substance abuse, conflict resolution, developmental disabilities, mental health, and family & youth.
The Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Conflict Resolution is offered through the Human Services Department as well as the Minor in Human Services. The Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Children's Behavioral Health is being offered in conjunction with the Center for Human Development.
The Mat-Su campus provides an AAS in Human Services which is part of the UAA program and accredited with the Department of Human Services program.
|Accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education CSHSE.|
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS - Degree Programs & Certificates information
AAS in Human Services
Bachelor of Human Services
DATES & DEADLINES
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"To prepare Human Service generalists through a competency-based, community oriented program encompassing classroom and practical learning opportunities."
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