Bachelor of Human Services
For questions or advising needs, contact:
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.
- Complete the Baccalaureate Degree requirements (described in the UAA Course Catalog)
- Apply for admission to the BHS through UAOnline.
- Complete the BHS orientation: Orientation and Information Presentation (pdf).
- Complete the Human Services Department's BHS application here: BHS Application
Incomplete applications will not be processed.
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 (36 credits):
|HUMS A321||Diversity Issues in Human Services Practice||3|
|HUMS A322||Service Coordination in Human Services Practice||3|
|HUMS A352||Human Services Administration||3|
|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 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 Capstone||3|
2. Complete 6 credits from one of the following selectives:
|HUMS A333||Alternative Dispute Resolution||3|
|HUMS A334||Family Mediation||3|
|HUMS A350||Men and Masculinity||3|
|HUMS A351||Career Development for Human Services Professionals||3|
|HUMS A416||Substance Abuse and the Older Adult||3|
3. A total of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper division.
Emphasis areas are only required for BHS students accepted before the 2014/15 catalog.
It is highly recommended you consult your Human Services faculty advisor for acceptable courses to fit the emphasis areas:
General Human Services, Substance Abuse, Family and Youth, Disabilities, and Diversity Issues.
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.
in Human Services
in Human Services
in Human Services
in Human Services
|STAT 252 or
Intro to Program
| HUMS A495
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)
For more information about practicum, including notices, dates, and deadlines, visit:Human Services Practicum Page
BHS Application Process FAQs
Who needs to apply for the Bachelors Program?
Anyone who wishes to receive a Bachelor of Human Services Degree, including students who are in premajor status.
When do I need to apply?
The application deadline for Fall admission is March 17th. The application deadline for Spring admission is October 31st.
What happens if the deadline is on a weekend?
The deadline is moved to the following Monday at 5:00pm.
Why do I need to apply with enrollment services?
In order to be admitted to the University you must apply with enrollment services. In order to be accepted into the Human Services Baccalaureate program you must also apply at the department.
Does it cost to apply?
You must pay the application fee with enrollment services. It does not cost to apply at the department.
What if I am already a premajor?
You still must apply to the department. You will also need to change from premajor status by completing a change of major form. There is no fee for this change, and the form must be attached to your BHS application
Will my catalog year change?
Your catalog year changes when you apply for a BHS whether it is through a new application for admission or by a change of major.
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