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. Out of the classrooms and into the world we are... Beyond TheoryLearn More About Human Services Workers
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) practitioners degree which prepares students to work effectively in any community based human services setting dedicated to the empowerment of clients through education, paraprofessional counseling, and human service practice. The AAS is articulated with the baccalaureate degree in a "two plus two" sequence. The program offers specialized areas in substance abuse, conflict resolution, or family and 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 developement.
Our accreditation also covers the AAS in Human Services at the Mat-Su and Kenai campuses.
Dates & Deadlines
- Longitudinal Progression of Complex Trauma & Addiction Conference (click here for more information)
- Classes Start
- No Class - Labor Day - UAA Closed
- Add/Drop/Credit/Audit deadline
- Practicum I & III Application
- Practicum Verification of Hours
- Practicum II Continuing Applications
- BHS Application for Spring 2018
- No Class - Thanksgiving Holiday - UAA Closed
- Deadline to apply for Fall graduation
- Commencement for Summer and Fall 2017 graduates
- Grades available on UAOnline
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