Bachelor of Science in Humanitarian Leadership

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The degree is offered online with some face-to-face opportunities for learning, networking, and hands-on experience. All of Jakes Divinity School students will have face-to-face residency opportunities twice a year. The first is during the International Leadership Summit each spring of a given degree program. Students will arrive on site of the summit the Sunday evening prior and remain for a week until the end of the summit. The second residency will likely take place in Dallas, TX, at Jakes Divinity School in the fall of each year.

The Humanitarian Leadership major prepares you for leadership and service in both humanitarian crisis and relief organizations, as well as a variety of non-profit settings.

Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills for disaster response, creating and serving in nonprofit organizations, and ministering to youth, children, and refugees in crisis. Graduates with this degree will also be trained in conflict resolution and negotiation.

This program also includes experience in an international or stateside practicum, integrating a biblical and theological understanding of compassion to those struggling in humanitarian crisis and relief situations.

General Education and Christian Studies Core – 49 Credit Hours

Christian Studies – 18 Credit Hours

  • Old Testament History and Literature – BIBL 126 (3 credits)
  • New Testament History and Literature – BIBL 127 (3)
  • Reading and Interpreting Scripture – BIBL 220 (3)
  • God and the Gospel – THEO 210 (3)
  • God and Religion – WTHE 220 (3) or God and Humanity – WTHE 230 (3)
  • Select any BIBL, THEO, or WTHE elective (3)

English – 6 Credit Hours

  • Rhetoric and Research – ENG 124 (3)
  • Select any ENG elective – ENG *** (3)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (Select any 2 courses) – 6 Credit Hours

  • General Psychology – PSYC 125 (3)
  • Introduction to Sociology – PSYC 126 (3)
  • Select any PSYC elective – PSCY ***

Mathematics and Science – 6 Credit Hours

*Select 1 Math course and 1 Science course:

  • Applied Math and Personal Finance – MATH 110 (3)
  • Liberal Arts Math – MATH 115 (3)
  • College Algebra I – MATH 125 (3)
  • Statistics – MATH 260 (3)
  • Biology – SCI 114 (4)
  • Science, Technology, and Society – SCI 280 (3)
  • Select any MATH or SCI elective – MATH *** / SCI ***

History (Select any 1 course) – 3 Credit Hours

  • History of Global Christianity – HIST 212 (3)
  • World History – HIST 240 (3)
  • Select any HIST elective – HIST ***

Global Awareness (Select any 1 course) – 3 Credit Hours

  • Global Perspectives – ICS 111 (3)
  • Cultural Anthropology – ICS 112 (3)
  • Select any ICS elective – ICS ***

Critical Thought (Select any 1 course) – 3 Credit Hours

  • Visions of the Good: Ethics and Worldview – CT 213 (3)
  • Select any CT elective – CT ***

Fine Arts (Select any 1 course) – 2 Credit Hours

  • Music Appreciation – FA 112 (3)
  • Film Appreciation – FA 131 (3)
  • Select any FA elective – FA ***

Communication Arts – 2 Credit Hours

  • Public Speaking – COMM 220 (2)

Humanitarian Leadership Core – 45 Credit Hours

  • Cross Cultural Communication – ICS 252 (3)
  • Holistic Development – ICS 261 (3)
  • Theology of Compassion – HULE 210 (3)
  • Non Profit Administration – BUS 281 (3)
  • Conflict Resolution and Negotiation – PMIN 330 (3)
  • Leading Compassion Projects – HULE 310 (3)
  • Health Management in Global Settings – HULE 320 (3)
  • Public Policy and Advocacy – HULE 410 (3)
  • Domestic Disaster Services – HULE 420 (3)
  • International Disaster Services – HULE 421 (3)
  • Applied Sustainability – HULE 430 (3)
  • Crisis Counseling – PSYC 370 (3)
  • Children and Youth in Crisis – ICS 385 (3)
  • Seminar: Working with Refugees and Migrant Populations – SWK 477 (3)
  • Internship – PMIN 491 (3)

General Electives – 26 Credit Hours

*Select from any courses offered.

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 120

Note: Degree requirements subject to change.

Tuition and Fees:

  • $500 per credit hour
  • Technology and Program Fee: $400 per semester