Behavioral Science and Human Services
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.
Note: If a degree or certificate is listed more than once, refer to the most recent Effective Date for current course requirements. Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.
Associate Degrees and University Transfer
The Associate degrees in this list give you the opportunity for an in-depth study of your chosen field.
Many of our Associate degrees will also transfer to a four-year university upon graduation. With these, you can complete most of your general education coursework at Maricopa Community Colleges and have guaranteed acceptance to one of our over 40 university and college partners to complete your Bachelor's degree.
Be sure to check with your advisor if you plan to move on to a four-year university to ensure your degree program credits will successfully transfer.
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 our bachelor's degrees, Associate degrees, 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.
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