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Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Arts in Government degree is offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and has two emphasis areas for students to choose from. If you feel called to study government and pursue a career in law or policy, then keep reading for an introduction to the two emphasis areas of our Bachelor of Arts in Government program.

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Grand Canyon University offers a variety of online counseling degrees to help learners find their purpose as counseling professionals. If you already know that a career in counseling is the right path for you, but you aren’t sure which type of counseling you would like to practice, then read on to learn about some of the online graduate degrees in counseling, including emphasis areas, offered at GCU:

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Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Professional Counseling is offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and designed for professionals who wish to improve their ability to help individuals who struggle with mental and emotional health disorders. While the requirements for licensing vary by state, a master’s degree in counseling is usually necessary if you plan to become a licensed counselor. After completing this program’s coursework, you may be ready to meet the requirements for becoming a licensed associate counselor (LAC) or licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Arizona. Read on to learn about GCU’s MS in Professional Counseling degree:

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Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Christian Counseling of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders is a transformative degree program that prepares learners to incorporate Christian principles into their counseling practice. If you feel inspired to support those suffering from substance abuse disorders through professional Christian counseling methods, then this program may provide you with the ideal groundwork to pursue your calling.

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Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Sociology with an Emphasis in Social Work, offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, readies students for an exciting and rewarding career. While earning this degree, students explore the applications of human behavior intervention and develop case management skills and strategies. Graduates of this program can consider graduate school or enter the human services or social work field as a non-licensed professional. Are you wondering if a career in social work is right for you? If so, then ask yourself the following questions:

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The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Grand Canyon University offers the Master of Science in Professional Counseling, a degree program designed for individuals who are passionate about helping people who struggle with psychological, behavioral, social and emotional issues. Graduates of this program may be academically prepared to meet Arizona’s licensure requirements as a licensed professional counselor (LPC). Continue reading for insight into the licensed professional counselor career path:

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By Brian Raftery, MA
Faculty, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Two hundred years ago this summer, Jane Austen died at the age of 41. Although her novels were published anonymously and received scant attention during her brief life, they have rarely been out of print since and can now be enjoyed in 40 different languages and multiple screen and stage adaptations. As Austen herself might have said, it would not be an exaggeration to suggest that she has become one of the most beloved writers in the canon of English literature.

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By Evelyn Racette
Faculty, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

“And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8)

My heart is heavy with the tragedy that occurred in Charlottesville, VA. It saddens me that we have such great tensions present among residents in this country – and the response of our leadership is lacking. That leaves us to ask the question, as Christian citizens, how should we react? Should we stay silent, do we speak out or do we say just enough, but then forget about it next week?

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When it comes to having a fulfilling career that makes an impact on society, few fields reach the level that law and law enforcement do. If you’re considering a career in this area, then Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies can put you on the right path. The following are some of the core courses that students complete while earning this degree:

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A marriage and family therapist counsels families and couples regarding issues that affect their personal relationships. In this profession, there is a broad range of issues that a marriage and family therapist may encounter, such as infidelity, substance abuse and depression. While counseling their patients, these professionals can improve relationships and change lives.

Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy program is designed for students who wish to become professional counselors. Keep reading to learn how earning this degree can prepare you to become a marriage and family therapist:

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