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Applied Science: Human Services Emphasis

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Applied Science: Human Services Emphasis

Bachelor of Applied Science

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The Human Services emphasis prepares students to serve clients in a variety of public and private outreach agencies. Human services graduates work with social workers, law enforcement officials, medical staff, emergency responders, and other specialists. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for human services workers is projected to grow by about 34% through 2016. BAS with an emphasis in Human Services graduates use their knowledge of human services agencies, program planning, human development, and social issues to build long-term careers in the social service field. The program features educational quality with convenience through online coursework. Many graduates with this emphasis continue their studies in master's degree programs in social work or counseling.

WUE This major is eligible for the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program at the following location: UA South Campus. Students from Western states who select this major and campus may be eligible for reduced nonresident tuition at a rate of 150 percent of Arizona resident tuition plus all applicable fees.

Major Details

College: University of Arizona South
Admissions Requirements:

As a 2+2 program partnering with community colleges and offering the second two years of the degree program only, this major has additional admission criteria. Please see the CAST website for more information.

Math Required:


    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 3
ENGL 102 3
2nd Semester Second Language 4
Community College Math 3
Junior Status Needed for BAS 47
2nd Semester
ENGV 306: Advanced Composition 3
BASV 314: Mathematics for Applied Sciences 3
AEDV 310: Transitional Resiliency 3
HUSV 301: Introduction to Human Services 3
Tier II General Education 3
3rd Semester
HUSV 310: Identity, Positionality & Cultural Humility 3
BASV 316: Introductory Methods of Analysis 3
Human Services Major Elective 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
4th Semester
FSHV 384: Leadership, Ethics, and Professionalism 3
Human Services Major Elective 3
Tier II General Education 3
FSHV 408: Program Planning and Evaluation 3
Tier II General Education 3
5th Semester
HUSV 498: Senior Capstone 3
Human Services Major Elective 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
HUSV 493: Internship 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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