Human Services

  • Human Services

    The Human Services field is a broadly defined one, uniquely 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.

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  • Portrait of Benz Guillermo

    Alumnus Benz Guillermo finds the right fit in human services

    Oct. 8, 2021

    Meet Benz Guillermo for October's Student Spotlight! Growing up in the Philippines, Benz was no stranger to witnessing the hardships people face in life. It was where he developed a great passion to help those who are in need or in vulnerable situations. Initially, Benz declared pre-nursing as his major, then physical therapy, before he found the right fit for him: human services. Read more about his practicum experience.

    Read more about Benz's practicum experience

  • Human Services Writing Lab offered via Zoom or by appointment! Flyer with student on laptop

    Ready to take your writing skills to the next level?

    The UAA Dept. of Human Services Writing Lab has upcoming sessions scheduled for Sept. 24, Oct. 22, and Nov. 19 from 11 AM to 3 PM. The writing lab aims to help students improve their professional writing and communication skills. The writing lab is a non-credit opportunity offered to any student currently enrolled in a HUMS course, which provides assistance with HUMS writing assignments. Students can drop in during any writing session and are free to leave once they are done. For more information about the upcoming sessions and how to join, check out the Human Services Writing Lab Guide.

  • Welcome back, Seawolves!

Upcoming Deadline

calendar date October 15

Calling all HUMS students! The application deadline for Spring 2022 Practicum II and III is THIS Friday, Oct. 15, so be sure to get your applications in! If you have any questions, you can email Dr. Seta Kabranian at sbkabranian@alaska.edu


Contact Us

Email: uaa.humanservices@alaska.edu

Phone: (907) 786-6437


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