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Bachelor's in Human Services - Leadership Specialization

Are you ready to put your leadership aspirations to work for your community? IWU’s Bachelor of Human Services degree with a leadership specialization develops your expertise at the intersection of human services and leadership. Guide communities and organizations in serving needs and goals in areas across social services—from case management to family services coordination and more – plus, complete your degree fully online! 

Why Pursue My Bachelor of Human Services Online at IWU?

From faculty who enrich our human services major with experiences in diverse disciplines and backgrounds to offering our Bachelor of Science in leadership degree fully online, IWU has aimed for the highest caliber of a university education experience for more than a century—and online education for more than a quarter century. Today, we are proud to offer the support you need to help others thrive—through faculty who bring a practitioner-centered approach to your learning and curriculum aligned to industry standards and best practices. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career. Additionally, your tuition rates are locked in the moment you start. You will experience no tuition hikes for the duration of your program.

What Will I Learn in a Bachelor of Human Services Program?

This bachelor of science in leadership specialization program develops your approach to leadership within a human services environment. Your studies will equip you to take the lead in developing, sustaining, and improving programs and initiatives in areas such as social services to improve the welfare and well-being of those in your community. Build out key skills such as critical thinking and decision making, alongside an understanding of effectively serving those from diverse backgrounds.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

45 Credit Hours


$398/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
What You Will Study in This Bachelor of Human Services Program

Coursework for your bachelor’s degree covers how to:

  • Analyze key components of effective leadership
  • Apply leadership and followership theories within diverse settings
  • Utilize practical leadership skills to inspire others in the organization
  • Advocate for positive social change

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Director of Social Services
  • Case Manager
  • Family Services Coordinator

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED certification.
  • Original transcripts from all previous college or university study 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).
  • Prior completion of at least 60 transferable credit hours is required before the student is eligible to start a bachelor core program.
  • Completion of 120 semester hours.
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Completion of the required core courses with a GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  • Completion of 30 hours of general education as specified in IWU Catalog (General Education Requirements).
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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