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Human Services

Two elderly females reviewing a document with a social worker depicting what a human services degree can lead to.

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 AAS degree is 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 (crisis intervention, career, youth), child welfare, care coordinator, 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 BA 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.

Advisors


University of Alaska Anchorage
Name: Bettina Kipp Lavea
Title: Professor of Counseling
Email: bkipplavea@alaska.edu
Phone: 9072620334
Location: Enid S. McLane Building (EMB)
Campus: Kenai River Campus
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University of Alaska Anchorage
Name: Christina Stuive
Title: Associate Professor of Counseling
Email: cjstuive@alaska.edu
Phone: 9072620335
Location: Enid S. McLane Building
Campus: Kenai River Campus
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University of Alaska Anchorage
Name: Brian Partridge
Title: Associate Professor of Psychology & Human Services
Email: bcpartridge@alaska.edu
Phone: 9072351604
Location: Bayview Hall (KBBH)
Campus: Kachemak Bay Campus
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University of Alaska Anchorage
Name: Kimberly Frost
Title: Student & Enrollment Services Coordinator
Email: kafrost2@alaska.edu
Phone: 9072351658
Location: Pioneer Hall (KBPH)
Campus: Kachemak Bay Campus
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University of Alaska Anchorage
Name: Nancy Johnson
Title: Advising and Support Services Specialist
Email: nejohnson2@alaska.edu
Phone: 9072351655
Location: Bayview Hall (KBBH)
Campus: Kachemak Bay Campus
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