Bachelor of Science in Human Services

student holding elderly persons hand - online program

In collaboration with Educational Psychology and Research, this degree program is designed for students interested in the helping profession. Human Services professions promote improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but also by improving accessibility, accountability, and coordination among professionals and agencies in service delivery.  This degree was developed using the National Organization of Human Services standards and prepares students to sit for the Certification in Human Services.

Are you interested in
  • Determining what type of help clients need?
  • Working with clients and other professionals to develop treatment plans?
  • Helping clients get help with daily activities, such as eating and bathing?
  • Coordinating services provided to clients by their own or other organizations?
  • Researching services available to their clients in their communities?
  • Helping clients complete paperwork to apply for assistance programs?
  • Monitoring clients to ensure that services are provided appropriately?

Coursework includes but is not limited to interviewing and intervention skills, case management, human development, ethics in the helping professions, assessment/treatment, planning interventions, theories, human behavior and social welfare and public policy.

Career Options

Job titles common to Human Services occupations may include:

  • rehabilitation case worker
  • advocate
  • caseworker
  • community coordinator
  • mental health technician
  • social services assistant
  • social services liason
  • drug abuse counselor
  • social service aide
  • probation officer
  • home health aide
  • and many other rewarding careers in the fast growing field of Human Services
According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics,
  •  Employment is projected to grow 22% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.
  •  2 out of 10 workers in human service and social assistance will work in individual and family services, an additional 2 out of 10 work in state and local government.
  •  Social and human service assistants held about 372,700 jobs in 2012
  •  Social and human service assistants help people get through difficult times or get additional support.

Program of Study

The official program of study checklist can be found on the Office of Student Services website or can be downloaded by selecting the download button below.

Tuition and Fees


The following tuition and fees are valid for the 2014-2015 academic year. Tuition and fees and are SUBJECT TO CHANGE annually based on approval from the University of Alabama Board of Trustees and/or university.

The following tuition and fee information applies to UAB School of Education classes only.  Visit the UAB Tuition and Fees website for complete details on all UAB tuition and fees.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Tuition and Fees
 
Resident Charge
Non-Resident Charge
Undergraduate Tuition
First semester hour of coursework
$510
$908
Each additional semester hour of coursework
$295
$693
Graduate Tuition
First semester hour of coursework
$585
$1,084
Each additional semester hour of coursework
$370
$869

Additional Fees (if applicable)
Laboratory Fees
$35
On-line Course Fee
$150
Transcript Evaluation Fee
$30
Teacher Education Program (TEP) Application Fee
$30
Internship Fee
$75


Advising


Advising and Mentoring

Students seeking advisement related to their general education core requirements, should make an appointment with Awilda Jones (dalila@uab.edu) in the School of Education’s Office of Student Services, Rm 232 in the Education Building. If a student wants more individualized advisement about health education courses or career mentoring, find your health education faculty advisor by the first letter of your last name:

    Dr Ahmad (A-E) wahmad@uab.edu
    Dr Evans (F-J) rrevans@uab.edu
    Dr Forbes (K-O) ltalbott@uab.edu
    Dr Wilkinson (U-Z) larrellw@uab.edu

It is helpful to review your entry in entry in the GPS system prior to any advising appointment.

Questions

Questions about the Health Education concentrations in Community Health or Human Services, and questions about an Individually Designed Minor (IDM) may be addressed to Dr Cindy Petri (cpetri@uab.edu).

Graduation Planning System (GPS)

The GPS system allows students to view their degree requirements at any time.  You can see what has been completed and what remains for completion.  There is also a “what if” function that allows you to see what would be needed if you made changes such as changing your major or minor.

Learn More

Ready to begin a rewarding career in the field of human services? Contact us to learn more about this degree and how to get started.

Apply

Ready to embark on an exciting academic program in Health Education? Find out everything you need to know on the UAB Undergraduate Admissions website, including how to apply, how to schedule a campus tour, and more.