The field of Human Services is broadly defined, uniquely approaching the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations. The Human Services profession is one which promotes improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but also by seeking to improve accessibility, accountability, and coordination among professionals and agencies in service delivery.
The Associate in Arts Degree with emphasis in Human Services is designed for students transferring to four-year colleges and universities. The curricula focus is on developing a strong foundation of theory and skills.
For information on the University of Washington’s Bachelor’s of Social Work program see Social Work (AA-DTA).
Quarter by Quarter Plan
The following is a list of suggested courses to meet the requirements for the Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) degree and to better prepare you for focusing on this major at the University level. Please note that you are not required to carry this credit load or follow this sequence.