The College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers humanities degree programs and social science majors that promote interdisciplinary study and research while helping you develop abilities that are valued in many workplaces, such as collaborative and analytical skills. 

If you would like to work in a human service career, consider social science degree programs in counseling, justice studies or a combined emphasis degree program to teach in a secondary school. If you are interested in serving in a public position, consider humanities majors in public administration. If you would like to work in communications, consider earning a communications degree or taking courses in professional writing. Or, study in one of our dynamic history programs and gain hands-on experience with an internship. We offer traditional campus programs, online degree programs and evening classes, allowing you to earn your degree in a way that is convenient for you. 

Our vision is to create lifelong learners and evolving thinkers who are prepared by a rigorous educational environment and Christian worldview to combine academic excellence with spiritual purpose.  

Online Counseling Degrees

GCU's online counseling degrees offer a convenient way to start on a new career path or continue your education as you work toward licensure or certification in your area. Our Christian counseling degree helps you learn how to blend Christian principles with professional counseling practices, while our online addiction counseling degree helps you prepare to work with clients who suffer from substance abuse or dependency disorders. 

Counseling and Psychology

Counseling and psychology degree programs develop you into an impactful mental health professional who has passion to help others overcome challenges and improve their quality of life. Our BS in counseling prepares you to serve adults and children who suffer from addiction, chemical dependency and substance abuse. For a challenging, yet rewarding career in helping others manage mental and emotional health, earn your BS in psychology

Human Services Degrees

Human services degrees offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at GCU prepare you to work with others in a meaningful way by performing research, providing education and offering services to society through the study of human needs. Explore a wide variety of dynamic degree programs, from bachelor's degrees in behavioral health science and sociology to master's degree programs and certificates in mental health and wellness. 

Start College Early

GCU's dual enrollment program is an affordable, convenient way for college-bound high school students to prepare for college. While finishing up your final high school year, you can attend college-level courses online. If you are an Arizona resident, you may be able to take college-level classes right in your high school classroom! 

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Gain a competitive advantage in your chosen field by earning a minor along with your traditional degree. The additional coursework can help you build skillsets that add even more value to your education. 


Single Classes

GCU's classes are intended for both degree-seeking students and students who want to take single classes. Most bachelor's and master's courses are available as individual courses - and you can take them online. 


GCU Locations

In addition to academic options, GCU offers classes at flexible times and at various locations. Earn your degree at our Phoenix campus or online, or explore other degree programs offered in evening formats and at our campus extensions.