Bachelor of Human Services
Yvonne Chase, Bachelor Degree Coordinator
Students graduating with a Bachelor of Human Services will be able to:
- Demonstrate skills in assessing need and providing services to individuals, families and groups.
- Apply the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) Standards for Ethical Behavior to their professional work.
- Demonstrate skills in research design, data collection, and analysis.
- Effectively intervene with individuals from diverse populations.
Eligible Students: Students must have completed, or be within one semester of, an Associate of Applied Science degree in Human Services or an equivalent major from an accredited institution recognized by the University of Alaska Anchorage prior to being admitted as a full Bachelor of Human Services major.
A. General University Requirements
Complete the General University Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees (described in the UAA Course Catalog).
B. General Education Requirements
Complete the General Education Requirements (GERs) for Baccalaureate Degrees (described in the UAA Course Catalog).
C. Major Requirements
- Complete the following Bachelor of Human Services (BHS) core requirements (39 credits):
|HUMS A321||Diversity Issues in Human Services Practice||3|
|HUMS A322||Introduction to Case Management in Human Services Practice||3|
|HUMS A352||Human Services Administration||3|
|HUMS A354||Clinical Approaches to Substance Abuse|
|HUMS A412||Ethical Issues in Human Services Practice||3|
|HUMS A414||Advanced Case Management for Human Services Professionals||3|
|HUMS A415||Advanced Human Services Systems||3|
|HUMS A417||Substance Abuse Counseling for Human Services Professionals||3|
|HUMS/*HS A420||Introduction to Program Evaluation||3|
|HUMS A435||Individual and Group Facilitation||3|
|HUMS A461||Crisis Intervention||3|
|HUMS A495||Human Services Practicum III||3|
|HUMS A496||Human Services Integrative Capstone||3|
* Integrated Health Science (HS) and HUMS course.
2. Complete 6 credits from one of the following HUMS Electives:
|HUMS A333||Alternative Dispute Resolution||3|
|HUMS A334||Family Mediation||3|
|HUMS A350||Men and Masculinity Issues in Human Services Practice||3|
|HUMS A390||Selected Topics in Human Service Practice (varies by semester) Opioid Crisis: Addiction
and Recovery (Fall, 2018)
|HUMS A416||Substance Abuse and the Older Adult||3|
|HUMS/*DLS A385||Working with Traumatized Children||3|
* Integrated Disability and Long Term Support (DLS) and HUMS course.
3. A total of 121 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper division.
Suggested Course Sequence
BHS Degree (All courses must be at the 100 level or above)
Not every course is offered every semester, please see your advisor for course scheduling.
Intro to Case Management
in Human Services
in Human Services
in Human Services
|MATH GER||HUMS A420
Intro to Program
| HUMS A495
Clinical Approaches to Substance Abuse
|HUMS Elective|| Elective/
A TOTAL OF 121 CREDITS IS REQUIRED FOR THE BHS DEGREE, OF WHICH 42 CREDITS MUST BE UPPER DIVISION.
Practicum III is required for the BHS in Human Services.
The Department follows strict guidelines dictated by the accrediting body for Human
Services Programs (CSHSE).
Students must meet ALL prerequisites to be admitted.
Practicum III - HUMS A495 Prerequisites:
- Admission to the Bachelor of Human Services Degree Program (note - students cannot apply for Practicum III the same semester they apply for the BHS program)
- Senior Standing (90+ credits)
- HUMS A295B Practicum II (with grade C or better)