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) 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, and 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 campus.
Dates & Deadlines
- Classes Start
- Add/Drop/Credit/Audit deadline
March 15 & October 15
- Practicum I & III Application
March 20 & October 20
- Practicum II Continuing Applications
March 31 & October 31
- BHS Application for Admission
November 1 - December 1
- Administrative Scholarship Applications Accepted
- Spring Break (UAA Closed, Friday, March 16)
- Deadline to apply for Spring graduation
- Grades available on UAOnline
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