Find Your Purpose Helping Others With a Human Services Degree Program
Human services degrees are ideal for those who have a passion for working with others, conducting research and providing education. Human services is a field focused on helping others and providing service to society through the study of human needs, with an emphasis on improving quality of life through prevention, intervention, guidance and/or counseling.
If you are an excellent listener and connect well with diverse groups, then explore the human services degrees offered at Grand Canyon University (GCU) to determine which one best fits your career aspirations. In addition to the degrees on this page in fields like behavioral health science, sociology, and mental health and wellness, we also offer counseling, psychology and social work degrees that allow you to pursue your passion of making a difference in the lives of others.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to help students find their purpose by offering human services degrees and liberal arts degrees related to many fields.
I’m so passionate about social work — it’s my purpose. GCU not only helped me find it, but helped me secure my future in this field every step of the way.
Earn an undergraduate psychology or counseling degree here at GCU. Explore our offerings; find out the difference between these fields and more on our counseling and psychology page.
Behavioral Health Degrees
The non-licensure Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science degree provides a general perspective on the field of behavioral health from the context of a Christian worldview. Explore a broad range of topics from addiction and substance use to psychology and counseling. With this undergraduate behavior health degree program, you will have an opportunity to gain a strong foundation in human services to help prepare you for a position as a behavioral health technician. You also have the option of choosing an emphasis to help you gain specialized knowledge within your field.
GCU's sociology and social work degree programs are designed for individuals who are interested in a career that focuses on supporting others in need. If you choose the social work path, your studies will explore the societal or socioeconomic issues existing within specific populations and the various methods of embracing and advocating for others. As a sociology student, you will use information derived from studies to produce theories and understandings on how a population functions.
If you hope to gain specialized education in an area of human services, you may want to consider one of our graduate certificates of completion. These certificates are designed to help students who already have a degree in a similar area continue their education through advanced courses targeted toward a specific field. A graduate certificate of completion can help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to position yourself for possible career advancement. Explore our offerings to see which one may be right for you.