University of Alaska Anchorage

  • Human Services

    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.

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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.

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DATES & DEADLINES 

  • Spring 2020

    January 13

    • Classes start

    January 24

    • Add/Drop/Credit/Audit deadline

    February 3

    • Payment Deadline for courses

    March 9-13

    • Spring Break! No class days

    March 15

    • Practicum I & III application deadlines for fall semester

    March 20

    • Practicum II continuing application deadline for fall semester

    March 27

    • Withdrawal deadline

     March 31

    • BHS application for admission deadline for fall

    April 3

    • Deadline to apply for spring graduation

    April 28 - May 2

    • Final exams

    May 3

    • Commencement

    May 7

    • Grades available in UAOnline
  • Summer 2020

    May 18 - August 1

    • Classes start (10 week session)

    May 18 - June 22

    • Classes start (1st 5 week session)

    May 25 & July 2-3

    • Holiday & no class days! UAA Closed

    July 10

    • Withdrawal deadline

    August 6

    • Grades available in UAOnline
  • Fall 2019

    August 26

    • Classes start

    September 6

    • Add/Drop/Credit/Audit deadline (5 PM)

    September 16

    • Payment deadline for courses

    October 15

    • Practicum I & III application deadline for spring semester

    October 20

    • Practicum II continuing application deadline for spring semester

    October 31

    • BHS application for admission deadline for spring

    November 1

    • Withdrawal deadline

    November 15

    • Fall graduation deadline with commencement

    December 9-14

    • Final exams

    December 16

    • Commencement for summer & fall 2018 graduates

    December 19

    • Grades available in UAOnline

    December 24 - Jan 1

    • Winter break - UAA closed

You can check out the full schedule of 2019 - 2020 dates & deadlines here. 

"To prepare Human Service generalists through a competency-based, community oriented program encompassing classroom and practical learning opportunities."

- UAA Human Services Department mission

 

 

 

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