University of Phoenix Reviews of Bachelor's in Human Services

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  • Reviewed: 12/30/2022
  • Degree: Human Services
"I graduated in 2019 with a bachelors degree in human services. Throughout my experience with UOP I can say it was great! I had knowledgeable professors who had real life experience related to the human services field. The professors I had taught us the appropriate fundamentals needed to further our competencies in the human service field. We had in person mock assessment practices, 750 hours of field experience(internship) provided, group work, individual work, and so much more. I truly feel that this program was a success for me! I learned so much. After graduating I was able to start my career shortly, 6 months after working in social services as a social worker for 3 years and later started working in behavioral health (mental health). I am not a current graduate student at our local university going for my masters degree in social work. This degree is very much so accredited and valid. I am thankful for the experience I received at UOP."
Neesah F.
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2020
  • Degree: Human Services
"University of Phoenix was an amazing experience for me. I was able to take classes online,but majority of my classes were on campus. I was a single working mother that had a busy schedule, but the UNOP instructors and schedule was very flexible for me.The instructors were understanding,compassionate,patient,knowledgeable and experienced in the field of human services. UNOP on campus was a part of helping me overcome anxiety with speaking to the public while presenting speeches in class.It was a process for me, but I am grateful for all the learning tools, teaching and knowledge that I received while attending this university. I also met some amazing people in the classroom setting and had the opportunity to network and assist within the community during my internship with UNOP."
  • Reviewed: 10/17/2019
  • Degree: Human Services
"Before enrolling I asked if they were accredited, their answer was yes. And yes they are, but what they fail to tell you is that some of the programs are not accredited. So, after 4 years I have a bachelor degree that is only good for starting a fire or collecting dust. No state, not even Arizona, will license me with my degree because they do not consider the program accredited. Needless to say, my dreams got squashed and don't get me started on debt. Thanks for wasting 4 years of my life and causing emotional distress that I still have trouble coping with."
  • Reviewed: 9/30/2019
  • Degree: Human Services
"I feel my degree has only helped me be buried in debt. It is estimated that I will paying my school loans for another 23 yrs and my loans will be forgiven, otherwise I would be paying it off at about 85 yrs old! I would recommend for you anyone to go to community college and complete your initial general ed. and move on to a real university to complete your degree!"
  • Reviewed: 10/19/2018
  • Degree: Human Services
"What a joke! The classes are high school level, the work is b******* in groups. You get paired with complete idiots who cannot form sentences, write paragraphs, or speak without slang. Your grade depends on others intelligence. You will never get work and you will get laughed at having a degree from here. It is a joke."
Andrea Cashion
  • Reviewed: 5/8/2018
  • Degree: Human Services
"I thoroughly enjoyed not only the classes during this program but the support I received during the entire process from both the teachers and the administration. At no time did I feel as though I was alone in any of my program. As a note about the team assignments, while they can be very frustrating especially when others can determine your grade, I would like to say that I learned a lot of that part of the program specifically. Learning to let things go in group projects and save face so that you can continue to work together is important in every work environment and especially fields where you will continue to run into the same people time and time again."
Terrica Monroe
  • Reviewed: 11/6/2016
  • Degree: Human Services
"University of Phoenix is a great school for working adults. The school prepares you to go directly into the workforce. They have learning teams that teach you how to work with others on projects. The school is on the expensive side, however it is worth it. I am now getting my masters in Marriage Family Therapy from University of Phoenix."
Lola Bishop
  • Reviewed: 9/28/2016
  • Degree: Human Services
"I greatly appreciate University of Phoenix I've never thought in a lifetime that I I could graduate and accomplish dream in a million years I am so glad very humble so excited to attend and University I'm so used to attending 9 month programs colleges attend I tried Concorde College medical assistant Program 9 months great School perfect attendance I also attend America Career College I was so used to attending quick and easy education today I can say I'm so proud to be Phoenix thank you"
Shannon J Melton
  • Reviewed: 9/6/2016
  • Degree: Human Services
"Selecting a college can be an intimidating and sometimes daunting task. As a single mother, I wanted to ensure that I was choosing a college that not only met my needs but my son's needs as well. You see, my son needs me to be there to help him with his homework, attend practices and games, and to play an active role in his upbringing. University of Phoenix provided us with the opportunity to complete our homework side by side, attend classes from the bleachers during practices, as well as the opportunity to be the positive role model that my son needed. Our alma mater plays a vital role in preparing us for our future careers but also helps shape the individuals we are to become. University of Phoenix does this by providing students with knowledgeable educators and a caring supporting staff. I have so much confidence in the University of Phoenix that I am currently working on my third degree and could not be more satisfied . If you are looking for a college that understands the struggle of getting supper on the table, driving the kids to practice, and still finding time to complete homework assignments then UoP is for you."
Alicia Bentley
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2016
  • Degree: Human Services
"I believe the University of Phoenix is a great school. It offers flexible scheduling for us students that work while attending school. The interactive online classroom allows me to stay accountable to my class assignments. Team assignments allow me to learn to communicate and work with others . The program also incorporates two field experiences that will give me hands on learning opportunities to explore my field of study."
Wendy Welt
  • Reviewed: 8/11/2016
  • Degree: Human Services
"I love attending University of Phoenix! The ease of online education and 24/7 hours of constant support and help! Most universities cannot compare to offer the same services. All the staff is very helpful and eager to assist you in achieving all of your educational goals and dreams!"
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2016
  • Degree: Human Services
"I'm an online student at UoP. I'm am nearly finished and worked hard to get to this point. Going to school online takes discipline and drive. If you succeed with online education you can succeed anywhere. My learning experience was meaningful and valuable. If I needed extra help they had the support. If you are a driven person who desires change and growth then you will succeed. However, if you lack drive and consistency, then maybe another alternative for a higher education may be necessary. I loved my experience here. I feel that the school valued me and my education and they want me to succeed."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Human Services
"I enjoyed it but at the same time I do not feel that it is valued by many employers. I am proud of myself but sometimes wish I gave more thought regarding my choice of school and study."
  • Reviewed: 1/28/2016
  • Degree: Human Services
"My major at the University Of Phoenix was Human Services. I did not expect this school to go into complete detail about the human services field. I expected it to teach me only what the textbook had to offer. This school, in fact, went above and beyond my expectations. Not only did I learn the textbook material, as most colleges focus on, I also learned the about experiences of working in the field by multiple instructors. The instructors would always correspond our readings to their experiences. This was an important aspect of the learning process. As everyone always states, they learn the material, but when do they actually use it in their profession. Many aspects make the University of Phoenix different from traditional colleges. One of the important aspects is the hands-on learning experience. I for one am not an individual that learns by reading the textbook. Which comes to my next point; as part of the learning experience at UOP, we participated in many roll playing activities. It is an excellent way to learn what was taught in the textbook. Also, not only do human services students need to understand what is necessary to be a professional but what it is like to be the client. Many professionals do not understand the client's perspective, and this is necessary to be a successful human services professional. For these and many more reasons, I highly recommend the University of Phoenix and their Human Services program."
  • Reviewed: 10/15/2015
  • Degree: Human Services
"Horrible program horrible teachers, horrible prices, horrible schools. Run fast. they will say you owe money and you will owe nothing. This college has a program that in every class you team with others so you are all sure to pass they give a grade based on the team not the person. The program sucks. all of it the teachers were a holes. Did not care."
  • Reviewed: 8/20/2015
  • Degree: Human Services
"I had an excellent experience as a student in the University of Phoenix. I learned, the teachers and advisors were very helpful and I was well prepare to continue my master in another college. I graduated from GCU and thanks to the work given in University of Phoenix, I graduated from my masters degree with a GPA of 3.49."
Ms. T
  • Reviewed: 11/29/2014
  • Degree: Human Services
"Where do I begin, This University is affording me the ability to finish my degree while working and maintaining my family. Coming from both an campus setting and an online setting from a school that typically offers on campus the environment was new to me. I was looking for a way to finish and with so many friends saying they completed degrees here I thought why not give it a shot. I was sold on the strictly online and deadlines. I personally do not do well in work at your own pace, I do however like that I have due dates for my assignments as my previous online experience did not have that. I enjoy that the courses are 5 weeks long but there are some serious negatives to that too. The instructors or website babysitters as I would so refer to them as seem to have a database that they just pull information to post from. They don't seem to be thoroughly knowledgeable in what they are wanting me to do. When I ask questions specific to the assignment or for the instructor to provide further explanation on a particular topic they ALWAYS refer me back to the directions or the textbook. In a course where I am in the classroom physically most professors provide an example that will explain the concept they are teaching or they would provide a different way to understand the concept. I don't feel these instructors are prepare to do that which is why they just tell me to read the book. Very frustrating when I have and still don't get it hello that is the reason I am asking them. Also each instructor runs the class very differently. Now I don't imagine that any 2 instructors would be the exact same that is not what I am trying to say but there appears to be no standard for facilitating these courses. Again they all tend to use the same general information when presenting themselves and then when they post assignments they use a generic form that I am assuming is provided to them and then once you get your first assignment back you realize that this instructor expects this or that. They all have total different formats for what is considered toward your weekly participation grade. Learning Teams, ugh they are a nightmare! You are grouped with 4-5 other individuals and told to complete a team charter which is where you provide the contact information you want the team to have. Everyone collectively answers a few questions on how the group will handle working together and then you are released to do your first learning team assignment. These assignments are usually very heavy weighted on your weekly goal and require everyone's input. the assignments are most often broken up into parts by someone who takes role as leader and then merged by that same person and turned in for the whole group. Everything is due Mondays by 1159pm Arizona time so if a team member doesn't turn their part in that means you either do it or get a lower grade. This also an issue because not everyone does the work correctly. I find that you spend more time babysitting your teammates to turn in their work and insure its correct then I ever thought possible to be in such high level courses. Sometimes people don't do anything, turn in stuff that makes absolutely no sense or won't ever take the role as leader. This is very stressful and should be reevaluated as a requirement. When I have had group issues where people did not participate etc, the instructor yet again was very dismissive and would say well what does your Charter say or fill out a evaluation form for this assignment. In my program we read various chapters and other documents, then the instructor ask a question that is suppose to get the class discussing the topic. Most time everyone post their 200- 300 word response and then we respond to our classmates with well so and so I agree with what you said.. well duh you just wrote almost the exact same thing right above them. Some instructors want your discussion responses to be cited and everything along with a word count, some just want your understanding on what you just read or a personal experience that you can apply to the reading. After you read the chapters most weeks its 4+ things you are required to read then there are optional readings as well on top of that, then you go on to complete typically 3 individual assignments. These assignments can be quizzes, power points, written papers or worksheets that you download as a word document. Again minimal instruction on specifics and if I ask detailed questions its as if the instructor wasn't the person giving me the assignment some times they seem more lost than I am. Academic advisors and financial aid reps are glorified call center reps who give generic answers to specific questions and always need weeks to research my questions to come back to me and say a very simple but never direct answer. If you call your assigned person and they are not it you get a different rep who must get a pop up on their screen that says was calling for so and so blah blah blah because they always say looks like you were trying to reach blank but that person is not available how can I help you. It sounds like a call center with tons of talking in the background and it just not a personable experience. Obviously this University is still in business so it must be doing something right, I personally have yet to experience it. I was really hoping that I would have a wonderful experience and after I complete my BS go for my Masters but I will not be doing so at this University. If you don't mind working with a team, having instructors who do NO instruction just posting and facilitating the webpage for the classroom by all means please come here. You will succeed if you are very good at self instruction. In my courses there is absolutely no instruction, they don't break things down, give everyday examples nothing. They simply assign a subject and say respond or do this assignment."
Latischa Wells
  • Reviewed: 8/8/2014
  • Degree: Human Services
"University of Phoenix is a great school. I have taken a lot from this University, that I will utilize once I join the work force. UOP has helped me to achieve my education goals, and has given me the tools to be successful in this world. I never dreamed of being educated until I had a chance to sit and talk with one of UOP admission advisers. I would recommend this school to anyone."
brandy benton
  • Reviewed: 8/7/2014
  • Degree: Human Services
"University of Phoenix is a great program for nontraditional students. The flexibility in achieving my degree is the only reason I was able to finish. My academic advisor and financial advisor worked closely with me to insure that I finished my degree. They helped me numerous times when I had to change my schedule last minute due to family commitments."
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Human Services
"The online courses are tough to say the least, but students interact with other students in teams which prepares him or her for their career workplace. I had attained my associates degree from the same university, but in another field and have never regretted my decision to attend online education which is the wave of the future. University of Phoenix is highly accredited and offers many degree choices as well as student scholarships and various tools like workshops and resume creator to assist students along the path to a successful graduation. I highly recommend the University of Phoenix, especially for busy people who wish to further his/her career options."