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Applied Science: Human Services
UA South's small campus atmosphere offers students the advantage of individualized instruction and support while also providing access to the resources of one of the top-ranked research universities in the nation.
The Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Human Services prepares students to serve clients in a variety of public and private outreach agencies. Human Services graduates work alongside social workers, law enforcement officials, medical staff, emergency responders, and other specialists in assisting children, families and individuals in need.
Students will acquire knowledge of human service agencies, program planning, human development, and social issues to build long-term careers in the social service field. Many Human Services graduates continue their studies in Masters degree programs in Social Work or Counseling.
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The Human Services program is designed for students transferring approximately 60 units from a regionally accredited institution. The program requires additional materials during the application process. The minimum entrance requirements include:
- Minimum 2.5 GPA
- Goal Statement
- State Fingerprint Clearance Card (recommended)
Please contact us if you have any questions about the transferability of your credits, you admissibility to the program, or the application process. For full application instructions, please visit http://uas.arizona.edu/admissions.
UA South maintains a variety of tools to help you plan your education. We include them here for your reference. To make a personalized plan for your UA South education, contact us!
In addition to Foundations, General Education, and your Major coursework, Bachelor of Applied Science programs share a common core of six courses designed to meet employer needs and strengthen your academic skills culminating in a capstone experience in your major field.
UA Degree Search provides an overview of the major, Human Services four year plans, transfer pathways, and career opportunities.
Transfer Pathway Agreements guide students who are earning specific community college degrees and allow students to complete an Associate of Applied Science degree at any Arizona community college to transfer seamlessly into the Bachelor of Applied Science degree at The University of Arizona South. Specifically, UA South has partnership agreements with Arizona Western College, Central Arizona College, Cochise College, Maricopa Community College District, and Pima Community College. Find the right AZ degree pathway for you through AZTransfer. Students can also transfer from other institutions and should contact an academic advisor to find out how!
All prospective students are encouraged to speak with an academic advisor for an unofficial evaluation of their transfer credit, including military credits, to ensure the timely and cost efficient progress towards their Bachelor’s degree.
Academic Advisement Reports are the official degree audits for UA students once they have been admitted into their chosen major. The Human Services report contains lists of applicable classes to be used to satisfy graduation requirements. Current UA students can access their personalized Advisement Report in UAccess Student Center under the Academics menu.
Courses are based in theory with a strong focus on professional application. Courses in the major include:
- AEDV 310: Transitional Resiliency - This course blends current research on resiliency, learning, and leadership in an integrative manner to foster individual leadership.
- HUSV 310: Cultural Humility - This course explores the dynamic relationship between personal and professional identity, and the impact this relationship has when working with individuals and communities from cultures other than our own.
- HUSV 404: Health in Human Services – This course explores multi-dimensional domains of health and wellbeing, at the personal, community, and institutional levels.