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
- Deadline to apply for fall 2016 graduation and be included in the commencement program
- AAS & BHS Application for Spring 2017 Admission Due
- Spring 2017: Priority registration begins
- Spring semester starts
- Fall 2017 Practicum Application Deadline
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