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Bachelor's in Service and Leadership

Are you ready to serve through your leadership? IWU’s B.S. Service and Leadership degree program prepares you for servant leadership in areas that need it the most—from human services to criminal justice and more. Plus, earn your degree fully online as you prepare to take your place in organizational or community leadership.

Why Pursue My Bachelor’s Degree in Leadership Online at IWU?

From a bachelor’s program that makes the most of your learning by letting you transfer in up to 90 previously earned credits to offering our bachelor’s degree in leadership fully online, IWU has aimed for the highest caliber of higher education experience for more than a century—and online education for more than a quarter century. You’ll find your tuition rates are locked in the day you begin, meaning there will be no tuition hikes for the duration of your program. Today, we are proud to offer the support you need to have a meaningful impact on many areas that value effective leadership—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.

What Will I Learn in a Bachelor’s Degree in Leadership Program?

This bachelor’s degree in leadership develops your approach to leadership and service in this customizable program that lets you choose your foundational classes from seven different disciplines, including: Criminal Justice, Human Services, Finance, Healthcare Administration, Human Resources, Management and Human Relations. Support your foundational focus through leadership coursework in key areas from ethics and decision-making for leaders to critical thinking and psychology of leadership.

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

60 Credit Hours


$305/ 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’s Degree in Leadership Program

Coursework for your bachelor's degree in Service and Leadership covers how to:

  • Analyze the key components of effective service and leadership within the context of personal, team, and organizational dynamics
  • Apply leadership and followership theories and models within diverse multi-cultural and global settings
  • Integrate leadership principles and practices with interdisciplinary and service perspectives

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 of 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.
  • Completion of the required core courses with a GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher.
  • Completion of 30 hours of general education requirements as specified (General Education Requirements).
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

Transfer/Assessed Credit Policy

Transfer credit for degree requirements for undergraduate programs within the College of Adult and Professional Studies 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 Service and Leadership.
  • Credit documented on a JST or CCAF transcript for training received in any MOS, NEC system, AFSC, and Coast Guard Ratings. Assessed credit for degree requirements may be granted through IWU's assessment of prior learning.
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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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