University of Phoenix Reviews - Bachelor's in Human Services

3.47 out of 5 stars
(22 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $9,552
71% of 22 students said this degree improved their career prospects
73% of 22 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
D - 8/10/2016
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
3.3 out of 5 stars
LRod29 - 7/22/2016
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2011
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
BChick - 1/28/2016
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
UOP - 10/15/2015
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2007
"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."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Anny - 8/20/2015
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2012
"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."
1.8 out of 5 stars
Ms. T - 11/29/2014
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Latischa Wells - 8/8/2014
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
3.8 out of 5 stars
brandy benton - 8/7/2014
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
3.8 out of 5 stars
A.J.S. - 8/5/2014
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Jenny Lopez-Guerrero - 7/1/2014
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2014
"As an Army spouse, I decided to return to school and complete my college degree during my husband's last deployment to Iraq (2010-2011). The idea of overtaking more responsibility on top of taking care of our three children at a city where we had no friends or family was scary, but deep down inside I knew that it was then or never!! So I made the phone call to UoP and immediately was helped by individuals who knew my concerns and were experts on my way of life (military life), because they themselves had served our country and were now working to help people like myself. I completed my AAHSM - Associate of Arts in Human Services Management in 2012, and my BSHS/M - Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Management this past May (2014). I did ALL of my schooling online, especially since as an army wife I have been traveling a lot during the last 3 years since I became a student at the UoP. You will get what you put into it!! That is the best way to describe what I think about this school. I always gave 100% and although it was not easy when I was driving cross country from one army duty station to the other (Savannah, GA. to Las Vegas, NV), I always managed to stay on course and completed my AA with a 3.9 and my Bachelor with a 3.56. I am very proud of my efforts and was pleased to have walked graduation among 749 other Class of 2014 Phoenix Grads here in Las Vegas a few weeks ago. I am in the process of starting my Master degree in the next few days and my own husband got so inspired on the day of my commencement ceremony that he called UOP from the arena where my graduation was taking place to get information about starting his MBA at this school! He has already started orientation and is way on his way to complete a Master in Project/Business Management!! I am hoping to start mine soon so that we can walk graduation together in the next 2 years! I have proudly recommended this university to many other Army spouses, friends and family. Proud Phoenix here! Thank you UoP for allowing me to reach all of my educational goals so smoothly!! I will be back to taking online classes soon! Jenny #ProudArmyWife"