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As a large segment of the United States population enters retirement and old age in the coming years, the need for services that address the unique circumstances of these individuals will increase. The Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a Gerontology Certificate prepares you to provide the specialized services for this growing population early in your career. You’ll explore social programs, retirement issues, personal care needs and current social systems that affect this population.
To help you gain job skills earlier in your program, the certificate option allows you to move core courses toward the front of your degree program. The certificate you earn will be an additional credential, which you can leverage to help you get a new position or promotion.
Speak with an Enrollment Representative to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a Gerontology Certificate. You can also learn more about the general Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree program without the certificate option or view other certificate options.
Find out how you may be able to lower your out-of pocket expenses and what options may be available to help you fund your education.
The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
To view all the courses you’ll need to complete this degree program, visit our General Education requirements page.
University of Phoenix allows you to apply relevant learning, work and life experiences to college credits through the Prior Learning Assessment process. Speak with a representative to find out if you can fulfill some elective, interdisciplinary and/or general education courses by going through the PLA process.
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Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
Your course curriculum is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed by competent, ethical practitioners including current applications in such areas as human services, counseling and psychology.
Courses are taught by instructors who have experience in the field so you can see how theories apply to the real world of human services.
We make it convenient for working professionals like you to earn your degree around your busy schedule through evening on-campus classes.
Smaller class sizes provide an intimate learning environment that allows for close interaction with expert faculty.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
It's become a part of everyday life in recent years: external struggles such as job losses, economic turmoil, foreclosures, bankruptcies — and the resulting internal struggles such as depression, compromised health and interpersonal conflict.
But you have the desire to help people smooth the rough edges of these challenges, and to give them the coping skills and professional human services they need to get through it. That's what draws you to the Social Sciences disciplines.
The University of Phoenix College of Social Sciences helps you gain the essential skills and knowledge to provide the compassion, guidance and service to others in need. With diverse bachelor's and master's degree programs in Counseling, Human Services and Psychology, you can choose the one that provides you with the skill set to help others in the setting that works for you — whether one-on-one, families and small groups, or schools and communities.