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 below that meets your current goals.
University Transfer and Associate Degrees
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
Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete
courses at more than one of our colleges.
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.
View all Behavioral Science and Human Services programs offered at Maricopa Community Colleges.