Behavioral Science and Human Services

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If you are motivated to help people, serve your community, and improve the lives of those in need, consider the Behavioral Science and Human Services Field of Interest. Professionals in this field typically work with community members to identify problems and create and implement solutions.

If you aspire to be a first responder, work in the court system, or provide counseling or social work/advocacy services, this Field of Interest offers you the training you need. Some Behavioral Science and Human Services students may go directly into positions as EMTs, paralegals, or behavioral health technicians, while others may pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution.

If you are ready to find the Behavioral Science and Human Services program that is right for you, select the option from the drop-down below that best fits your current goals.

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With the university transfer option, you can complete most of your general education coursework at the Maricopa Community Colleges and have guaranteed acceptance to one of our over 40 university and college partners to complete your Bachelor degree.

There are other Associate of Applied Science degrees that have been designed to provide seamless transfer into a bachelor program, but acceptance is not guaranteed. For more information, see the Get an Associate Degree option below.

The Associate degrees in this list give you the opportunity for an in-depth study of your chosen field. If you decide to move on to a four-year degree after graduation, you will need to work with an advisor to confirm which classes will transfer, and acceptance is not guaranteed.

GateWay offers courses in support of all of these degrees. Visit Find-A-Class for offerings.

A Certificate prepares you for entry-level work in your chosen field and requires fewer classes than the Associate degree or university transfer options. There are several types of certificates available, including career, trade, and academic certificates.

Credits earned in a certificate program can often be used toward an Associate degree. For more information, speak with an advisor.

If you simply want to take a class to learn a new skill or hone your current abilities, this option is for you.

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View all Behavioral Science and Human Services programs offered at Maricopa Community Colleges.