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AA in Human Services Management

The University of Phoenix Associate of Arts with a concentration in Human Services Management program is designed for students interested in working to improve human services in various industries. Read more about the University of Phoenix Associate of Arts with a concentration in Human Services Management program here.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Arts with a concentration* in Human Services Management

School Offering Program:

University of Phoenix

Degree Level:

Associate's

Program Prerequisites:

Students do not need prior work experience in the human services field but will need to have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in the University of Phoenix Associate of Arts programs have the opportunity to learn about various areas of the liberal arts and sciences, including communications, mathematics, physical/biological science, and literature. The Human Services Management concentration is designed to teach students about the different types of organizations that specialize in human services. Students learn about the role of workers and the issues impacting human services agencies. These issues include public policy, funding, and multicultural awareness. The Associate of Arts with a concentration in Human Services Management is offered on two tracks; students who choose Track A have earned 24 or more transfer credits while those on Track B have earned fewer than 24 credits.

Accreditation:

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org).

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length / Total Credits Required:

The Human Services Management concentration consists of 18 credits. Students also complete up to 42 hours of general education credits; this number may vary depending on total number of transfer credits earned.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal and state financial aid, grants and loans, employer tuition reimbursement, internal and external scholarship sources, and access to other resources.

*Maryland residents completing this program will earn an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Human Services Management.

Required Courses for an Associate of Arts with a Concentration in Human Services Management:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of Phoenix to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Human services management courses

  • HSM 210: Human Services in the United States (3 credits)
  • HSM 220: Human Services Administration: So You Want To Help People (3 credits)
  • HSM 230: Ethical Issues in Human Services Organizations (3 credits)
  • HSM 240: Public Policy Development in Human Services (3 credits)
  • HSM 260: Financial Management for Human Service Managers (3 credits)
  • HSM 270: Program Planning and Grant Proposal Writing in Human Services (3 credits)

General education courses

  • Communication Arts (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • COM 150: Effective Essay Writing (3 credits)
      • COM 220: Research Writing (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • COM 155: University Composition and Communication I (3 credits)
      • COM 156: University Composition and Communication II (3 credits)
  • Humanities (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • CRT 205: Critical Thinking (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • HUM 111: Critical and Creative Thinking (3 credits)
      • HUM 176: Media and American Culture (3 credits)
  • Mathematics (6 credits)
  • Science and Technology (5 credits)
    • Track A students must take 3 credits in the physical or biological sciences
    • Track B students must take:
      • SCI 162: Principles of Health and Wellness (3 credits)
  • Social Sciences (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • ETH 125: Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • PSY 201: Foundations of Psychology (3 credits)
      • ETH 125: Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
  • Additional Liberal Arts (3 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • GEN 105: Skills for Learning in an Information Age (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • US 101: Introduction to University Studies (3 credits)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (9 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • FP 101: Foundations of Personal Finance (3 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the University of Phoenix AA with a concentration in Human Services Management program could pursue bachelor degrees in human services or a related area. These programs may prepare them for mid-level management positions that have greater responsibility.

Bachelor degrees that graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services/Management

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

Since every student is different, there isn't a "one size fits all" school information. Start dates and tuition often vary between selected programs, and financial aid opportunities are unique to each student's situation. to get the most up-to-date and accurate information based on your selected program and circumstances.

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