Bachelor - Health & Human Services

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Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts, Health & Human Services program is designed to help prepare you for an exciting career in the field of health care. Read on to learn more about the Bachelor of Arts, Health & Human Services.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts, Health & Human Services program is meant to give you the training needed to work in the growing world of health care. You'll have the opportunity to take courses intended to help you develop strong communication skills and learn about the different technologies used in health and human services. The program also gives you a chance to learn about diverse populations as well as many of the social, political, and economic challenges in today's health care industry.

What are the Prerequisites?

You must be at least 22 years old. All applicants to Ashford University should possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs may have more specific requirements. Additional computer hardware and software requirements apply to online students.

What are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Arts, Health & Human Services program consists of 120 total credits, including 46 that are general education credits, 36 that are major credits, and 38 that are elective credits. Students who transfer credits in may be not be required all of the courses listed below.

Bachelor of Arts, Health & Human Services Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
Introductory Course Requirements
EXP 105 Personal Dimensions of Education
PSY 202 Adult Development & Life Assessment
Major Course Requirements
HHS 201 Introduction to Human Services
HHS 307 Communication Skills for Health & Human Service Personnel
HHS 310 Health & Human Services Culture: The Helping Relationship
HCA 305 The U.S. Health Care System
SOC 313 Social Implications of Medical Issues
HCA 415 Community & Public Health
HHS 320 Cultural Awareness in the Human Services
HCA 430 Special Populations
HHS 435 Contemporary Issues, Trends, Health Law Ethics in Health & Human Services
HHS 440 Technology in Health & Human Services
HHS 460 Research Methods in Health & Human Services
HHS 497 Health & Human Services Capstone

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts, Health & Human Services program is designed to prepare you for a career in health care. You will have the opportunity to gain the technical, business, and communication skills needed for non-managerial positions in the field.

Fields you may be eligible to work in include:

  • Elder care
  • Health education
  • Rehabilitation
  • Day care
  • Community health service
  • Patient account service
  • Health insurance
  • Disability service

Advanced Degrees

The Bachelor of Arts, Health & Human Services program is designed to prepare you for entry-level careers in the world health care. However, if you would like to pursue a higher-level career or become a manager, you may need additional education. An advanced degree you may apply for includes:

  • Master of Arts in Health Care Administration

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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