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University of Alaska Anchorage

Human Services

Understanding individuals and family dynamics put you in a position to help those in need.


Do you find yourself always wanting to help those less fortunate than you? Do you pride yourself on being the person who doesn't hesitate to lend a hand to someone when they need it? Human Services might be the career path for you. This UAA Human Services Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Human Services degrees are supported on KPC campuses to prepare students for entry-level employment with human service agencies.

Students will acquire knowledge of human behavior and relationships, knowledge of social problem areas, skills in helping approaches and problem-solving skills. Graduates can work in many different areas including (but not limited to) counseling, chemical dependency, child welfare, care coordination, disability services, social services management and corrections.

This degree, with its extensive practicum and coursework in counseling, can be a terminal degree or a foundation to articulate into the Bachelor of Human Services, Bachelor of Social Work, or Bachelor of Art in Psychology.  It is very important to work with an advisor to put together a program that meets your unique needs that will articulate and/or enhance whatever career direction you decide on.



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Bettina Kipp Lavea
Professor of Counseling
(907) 262-0334
Walter E. Ward Building (WWB) 233
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Brian Partridge
Brian Partridge
Assistant Professor of Psychology/Human Services
(907) 235-1656
Bayview Hall (KBBH) 118
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Academic Advisors

Soldotna and Greater Peninsula

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Emily Knight
Director of Academic Advising
(907) 262-0373
UAA - Kenai Peninsula Campus
Enid S. McLane Building (EMB) 279

Homer and Surrounding Area

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Nancy Johnson
Student Services Manager and Senior Academic Advisor
(907) 235-1655
UAA - Kenai Peninsula Campus
Pioneer Hall (KBPH) 110



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