2023-2024 Catalog


BS - Human Services - Leadership Specialization

The Bachelor of Science with a major in Human Services educates students from a Biblical understanding of social advocacy. Graduates are equipped to serve in entry-level positions in a vast array of organizations. These organizations include the justice system, government agencies, juvenile detention centers, and social service agencies.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Integrate Biblical perspectives on providing care to oppressed or disadvantaged people.
  • Assess services to identified constituencies in social service agencies.
  • Advocate for positive social change at the micro and macro levels.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and need for services rendered by social service agencies.
  • Articulate a management plan for resources of the social service agency for the benefit of the community.
  • Analyze the key components of effective leadership within the context of personal, team, and organizational dynamics. 
  • Apply leadership and followership theories and models within diverse multi-cultural and global settings. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to successfully lead learning and change initiatives to enhance organizational outcomes. 
  • Integrate faith perspectives, critical thinking, and ethical decision-making with personal development and professional practice as a leader.

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for this program are as follows:

  • Proof of high school graduation or GED certification.
  • Original transcripts from all previous college or university study at college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Prior completion of at least 60 transferable credit hours is required before the student is eligible to start a bachelor core program.

Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer credit for core curriculum requirements for undergraduate programs within the School of Integrated Health may be granted as follows:

  • Credit must have been earned at a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) with a minimum grade of "C".
  • Courses must be approved by the School of Integrated Health.
  • Students must complete at least 30 hours of the core curriculum at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of 120 credit hours.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Completion of all required core courses with a GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  • Completion of 30 hours of general education as specified (General Education Requirements).
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

BS - Human Services - Leadership Specialization - Program of Study


(Must be completed prior to starting the core program)
PSY-150General Psychology


HMSR-220Interview Skills in Human Services


Core Courses

HMSR-181Leading Change in the Human Services


CRJ-309Youth and Crime


SOC-210Intergroup Relations


LDR-205Introduction to Leading


CRJ-268Crisis Intervention


LDR-220Developing the Self As Leader


HMSR-340Advocacy in Human Services


HMSR-350Systems of Social Change


HMSR-420Program Planning and Evaluation in Human Services


HMSR-430Administration in Human Services


HMSR-490Capstone in Human Services


Total Credit Hours:33

Leadership Courses

LDR-260Critical Thinking for Leaders


LDR-305Ethics and Decision-Making for Leaders




LDR-365Foundations of Organizational Behavior


Total Credit Hours:12


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