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By Jessalyn Johnson
English Literature Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The government students at Grand Canyon University are passionate about making a difference and putting their ideas into action. Many of the students who are earning a Bachelor of Arts in Government with an Emphasis in Legal Studies go the extra mile outside of GCU to get the experience they need to move on to law school and become experts in their field.

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Do you feel called to serve others by pursuing a career in a human services profession? If so, then you may benefit from earning Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor Science in Sociology with an Emphasis in Social Work degree. This program is offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and is based upon the 10 core competencies outlined by the Council on Social Work Education. Read on for insight into what you will learn by earning this social work degree:

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Does the idea of studying human behavior and helping others improve their quality of life interest you? If so, then a degree in behavioral health may put you on a path to a career that you’ll love. Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science is for students who wish to gain a broad perspective on different areas in the field of behavioral health. Continue reading to learn more about how this program can prepare you for a rewarding career in behavioral health:

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the employment of substance abuse, behavioral disorder and mental health counselors will grow by an impressive 20% between 2016 and 2026, which is much faster than the average for all professions. If you have a passion for serving and helping others and want a career with a healthy job outlook, then counseling may be the right path for you.

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Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Arts in Spanish program provides students with a career-focused curriculum and is designed for native or non-native Spanish speakers. This degree is offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and focuses on basic language and conversational skills; speaking and writing abilities; and the use of language conversationally and to understand cultural differences. If you are wondering if you would enjoy earning the BA in Spanish, then watch for these signs:

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