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Earn a degree in Human Services

Help others and help your education.

You’re interested in what drives human behavior and want to put your talents to work helping others — it may be time to pursue a degree in human services. You’ll choose from a variety of programs including a psychology degree, counseling degree, or human services bachelor’s degree. You can tailor your on-campus or online human services degree with a concentration or electives of your choosing.

Choose a human services program from University of Phoenix because:
  • You’ll take just one course at time, building a foundation of knowledge that prepares you for future courses.
  • Get credit for classes previously taken and relevant work experience when earning your human services bachelor’s degree. Receive up to 12 credits from your FBI National Academy (FBI NAA) experience for the BS Public Administration degree. You’ll receive up to nine credits each from your experience in FBI NAA and Senior Management Institution For Police (SMIP) for the Masters in Public Administration degree. The Bachelor of Science in Correctional Program Support Services program also provides up to 30 hours for Basic Police Academy (POST): Peace Officer Standards Training and 15 for corrections academy training.
  • Balance work with school by opting to earn your degree in human services online. • You’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate your skills in our counseling centers when earning your counseling degree.
  • Students earning their master of science in psychology degree can customize their degree with a concentration in industrial-organization psychology and learn about human behavior and motivation in the workplace.
  • Specialize your on-campus or online human services degree with elective options in a range of fields working with juvenile offenders, substance abuse and chemical dependencies and working with mental health issues.
  • Earn a degree that’s credible —the curricula in our counseling degree is aligned with subject matter presented on the National Counselor Board Exam. University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( and its predecessor since 1978.
  • Learn from experienced professionals and get the attention and support you need — College of Humanities and Sciences instructors average nearly 20 years professional experience and bring examples of real cases and situations to the classroom. Classes in the College of Humanities and Sciences average fewer than 14 students and instructors average more than eight years teaching experience.
  • Gain practical experience with field experience courses that connect students with volunteer opportunities at human services agencies.
  • The Master of Science in Psychology (and its concentrations) is an educational degree program that provides a foundation of knowledge in the field of psychology. This program does not prepare students for any type of professional certification or licensure as a psychologist.
  • In order to practice as a counselor in most states, the student must be licensed as an LPC (licensed professional counselor), MFT (marriage and family therapist), or other comparable state professional license designation. License requirements may vary by state. It is the student’s responsibility to ascertain and meet licensure requirements in any state in which the student desires to practice. 


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