In an age of social change, the world needs skilled human services professionals.

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Gain the skills to become a paraprofessional, administrator, or educator in such diverse settings as group homes and halfway houses; correctional facilities, non-profit community-based organizations, behavioral health centers; family, child, and youth service agencies, programs concerned with veterans affairs, advocacy, health & wellness, developmental disabilities, alcoholism, drug abuse, family violence, and aging.

The College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) majors feature a common core of courses that develop writing, math, analysis, ethics, and critical thinking skills.

Human Services coursework focuses on workplace readiness, incorporating internship and senior capstone experiences. Students learn to think critically to solve real-world issues to promote accessibility, accountability, and coordination among professionals and agencies in service delivery.

The Power of a Great University

CAST brings the power of a world-class institution to you by providing access to the faculty and educational resources of the University of Arizona. As a student, you can enjoy the benefits of being an Arizona Wildcat close to home, or wherever life takes you.

Strong Partnerships

You want your hard work to pay off. We work with local community colleges and industry partners to provide you with education and experiential opportunities employers demand. By transferring credits you’ve already earned, you can save both time and money.

The BAS Advantage

CAST is the only college at the University of Arizona that offers career-focused, employer valued, Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree programs –we offer more programs than anyone else. Apply the credits you’ve already earned toward a degree to advance in your present career or begin a new one.

100% Engagement

You know experience matters. We are committed to making available the hands-on learning opportunities that will help you succeed. We call it 100% engagement. Every CAST student can engage in an experience-building internship, practicum, or special project.