BA in Human Services

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The Human Services degree completion program provides adult learners the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to work with people in a human resource environment or in an entry-level social service agency. This degree also meets the prerequisites for the Lincoln Christian Seminary counseling program. This degree can help you become a more effective Christ-like servant leader.

Program Learning Outcomes

The BA in Human Services is intended to graduate students who will:

  • Live faithfully by submitting to the authority of Scripture as a guide to Christian living.
  • Think Biblically by understanding and applying a redemptive hermeneutic to helping and caring for people as a community.
  • Grow intellectually by critically interacting with historical and contemporary human resource and counseling theories, cultural and workplace diversity, worldviews, and ethics.
  • Improve professionally by demonstrating skills in human resource management and helping skills in an organizational environment as a servant leader who demonstrates grace, compassion, and justice.
  • Learn continually by developing a plan for lifelong learning where they live, work, and worship.
Program Delivery System

Courses are offered for adult learners onsite and online. All courses are eight weeks long, with four courses offered each semester (fall and spring). This format allows students to focus on once course at a time and complete the program in a timely manner. Time of completion is determined by the amount of transfer work a student might have already completed.


Communication (6 hours written and 3 oral) 9
Humanities (including HI 241 and ID 101 9
Social Sciences 9
Math 3
Sciences (including at least 1 hour of lab) 7
BI 170 Interpreting Christian Scriptures 3
ID 101 Introduction to Worldviews 3
CH 380 History of American Christianity and the Stone-Campbell Movement 3
NT 104 New Testament I 3
NT 301 New Testament II 3
OT 105 Pentateuch 3
OT 232 Hebrew History & Literature I 3
OT 302 Hebrew History & Literature II 3
TH 160 Basic Christian Beliefs 3
TH 416 Systematic Theology 3
AD 496 Conflict Management 3
SS 235 Marriage & Family 3
SS 249 Lifespan Developmental Psychology 3
SS 320 Social Science Research 3
SS 411 Ethics & Counseling 3
SS 412 Intro to Counseling Problems 3
SS 413 Intro to Counseling Skills 3
HS 300 Intro to Adult Studies 3
HS 304 Dynamics of Self Leadership 3
HS 472 Character & Ethics 3
SS 476 Social Psychology 3
HS 499 Capstone Portfolio 0

20 credit hours

120 credit hours

All of the Hargrove School baccalaureate programs assume 61 hours of previous college coursework; including at least 37 hours in general education. Those not meeting these prerequisites may complete all or part of the Hargrove School's Associate of Arts degree program, which is specifically designed for adult learners, or they may take appropriate courses elsewhere. Students completing at least 15 hours of the associate degree here are eligible to receive an Associate of Arts from Lincoln Christian University.

* Students who have had any of these required courses may substitute other courses in Bible and Theology with the approval of the program director.


Deb Siltman
Program Director
Director of Academic Counseling

  • MAC, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA, Lincoln Christian University
Rick Champ

  • MA, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • BA, Lincoln Christian University
Tony Kirkman
Teaching ESL at University of Texas at Austin

  • MAC, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BS, Illinois State University
Bob Monts
Associate Professor of Christian Ministry

  • Doctoral work in process, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • MRE, MACM, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA, Lincoln Christian University
Cindy Pommrehn

  • MAC, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA, Central College
Brenda Sommer

  • MAC, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA, Lincoln Christian University