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The Human Services concentration is for those who want to be leaders in people-related fields and industries. This concentration is designed to give a broad-based introduction and opportunity for interaction with the dynamics of relationships.

You need to have 60 credits to start this program. Your enrollment counselor can help you explore your options for obtaining credits, including taking courses in our associate degree programs.

Face to Face


You'll meet during the day at one of our convenient locations.

Location: Anderson Center

Start Dates: Spring 2017


Fully Online

You'll complete 100% of your coursework online.

Start Dates: Spring 2017

Total Credits


Approximate Program Length

21 months


  • Foundations of Business Management (BUSN301)

    An exploration of the foundations of modern management theory and practice including how external and internal environmental factors impact the practice of business management. Topics such as global forces, political and legal forces, socio-cultural forces and demographic forces will be used to develop an understanding of the complexities in business management today.

    3 credits

  • Global Management and Leadership in Business (BUSN310E)

    Equip managers and leaders with a framework for formulating strategies to thrive in a global marketplace. Develop global managerial and leadership perspectives on business opportunities and challenges in global trade, competition, modes of market entry, investment systems, power distance, communications, member cultures, and other leader/manager challenges.

    3 credits

  • Professional Project Management (BUSN320)

    Introduction to the principles of project management including the role of the project manager, types of projects, stages of a project, project variables, and project processes. Examines the organization, planning, and controlling of projects and provides practical knowledge on managing project scope, schedule and resources.

    3 credits

  • Community, Self and Formation: Ancient and Contemporary Narratives (CORE300)

    An exploration of self in the world, based on personal experience and classical spiritual practices. Students are challenged to think systemically about contexts of family, faith community, workplace, and broader culture as they plan for lifelong formation and contribution to the well-being of others.

    3 credits

  • Scripture and Society (CORE310)

    An introduction to the Christian scriptures as a resource for responding to contemporary challenges facing humanity. The course will provide a broad understanding of complexities in interpreting sacred texts, major narratives of the Christian scriptures, and ways those narratives speak into ethical and social issues.

    3 credits

  • History, Faith and Society (CORE320)

    An exploration of historical expressions of the Christian faith from the 4th-20th centuries with a focus on its influence on the present. A look at selected historical events and the lessons they provide for understanding theological concepts and selected social issues, and their impact on the role of religious communities today.

    3 credits

  • Family Perspectives (HUSE300W)

    An analysis of sociological and theological perspectives on family relationships, with special attention given to understanding families as systems. Learners will be encouraged to identify and challenge their assumptions about families and to examine their own family-of-origin experiences in light of course concepts.

    3 credits

  • Personality Theories (HUSE311)

    Study of various theoretical approaches to personality. Emphasis is given to the assumptions and research associated with each approach. Major contributors to each view are discussed.

    3 credits

  • Individual and Family Psychopathology (HUSE350)

    Focus on understanding individual, relational, and contextual factors that contribute to diagnostic categories and psychopathology. Addresses objective and helpful ways to describe and assess abnormal behavior and will identify treatment options psychologists may use to help a person move into a more "normal" position in life.

    3 credits

  • Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationships (HUSE410)

    An analysis of interpersonal dynamics, including love and intimacy; communication; shame; power and control; stress and coping; grief; compassion; and spirituality. Attention will be given to a broad variety of relational states, including friendship, singleness, romantic partnerships, parent/child relationships, social networks, and faith communities.

    3 credits

  • Leadership and Adult Development (ORGL310)

    A developmental context for the study of leadership is introduced through Adult Development Theories generating a greater understanding of self in the areas of adult psychological, spiritual/faith, and cognitive development. Included in the emphasis of self understanding is an introduction to individual strengths with the correlation to life and vocation.

    3 credits

  • Theories of Organizations and Leadership (ORGL330)

    Introduction to organizational and leadership frameworks: (1) Providing an overview of organizational culture and structures, (2) Describing effective leadership within an organizational context, (3) Identifying core leadership issues. Analyzing an organization from the insights gained in course texts, presentations, and discussion.

    3 credits

  • Principles of Scholarly Writing and Research (ORGL340R)

    Instruction and practice in scholarly writing. A practical approach to expository essay structure and reading and writing about research studies. Includes bibliographic instruction, writing a portion of a literature review, and an introduction to principles of survey research.

    3 credits

  • Leadership Communication (ORGL350)

    Good communication as a foundation for effective leadership. A leaders communicates as a reflection of the ability to successfully influence and impact others with integrity. Practices, skills, and tools necessary to focus on the leader as the communication champion.

    3 credits

  • Leadership and Technology (ORGL370)

    Explores ways that technologies both solve and create problems. Discusses foundations for decision-making about technology. Examines the connections between technology and both personal and organizational priorities. Equips leaders to examine their own technological worldview, and then use that worldview strategically and creatively for problem-solving.

    3 credits

  • Principles of Leading and Managing (ORGL400)

    Examination of principles of authority, power, politics, decision making, and influence. Consideration of questions such as "What is leadership?" and "What makes a good leader?" Exploration of differences between leadership and management and the role of follower. Examination of the impact of leader/manager behavior on the organization.

    3 credits

  • Organizational Research (ORGL440)

    Provides the foundations required for conducting a formal social research project within the context of an organizational setting. Encourages critical thinking through various quality research types. Data collection and sampling techniques, issues of effective measurement, and ethical questions are introduced. Application in understanding various facets of the basic social science research model.

    3 credits

  • Integrated Principles of Leadership (ORGL462)

    Focuses on an integrated paradigm that brings together the broad field of leadership. Examination of how to frame real versus perceived issues, in real time. Practice application of how to resolve identified issues. A study of the implications of leadership's "best practices" and the impact on morale, employee contribution, and organizational effectiveness.

    3 credits

  • Applied Leadership Ethics (ORGL465H)

    Considers the ethical dimensions of leadership. In particular, the course considers the impact of our ethics in day to day leadership decisions and how those ethics are impacted by who we are not only as leaders, but as people.

    3 credits

  • Leadership and Change (ORGL490)

    Considers the various components of change and transformation in relation to leading and following. Examines the role of the leader and follower in promoting an environment that allows for the well-being of both the individual and organization. Students analyze, synthesize, and integrate their learning experiences with real life application.

    3 credits

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