2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog

Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Service Leadership, B.A.S. (Salvation Army only)

In collaboration with the Education Department of The Salvation Army Central Territory, Olivet Nazarene University offers a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Human Service Leadership (BASHSL). The program is designed specifically for The Salvation Army audience.  The program focuses on the general study and provision of human and social services to individuals and communities, preparing individuals to work in public and private human service agencies and organizations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze the history of human services impact on society
  • Evaluate society from a systemic perspective
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication in a global world
  • Discover awareness of self
  • Apply appropriate intervention and direct services
  • Follow ethical standards


To graduate, students must successfully complete the BAS in Human Services Leadership curriculum with a GPA of 2.0 or above and have earned a total of 120 credit hours. *The Salvation Army Officers receive general education and elective credit from their CFOT and SACEP educational partnerships with ONU. Officers can request a degree audit from their Advisor. The degree audit will highlight both credits completed and outstanding credits needed to complete the degree requirements.

Transfer of Credit Policy:

Up to 98 semester hours (or equivalent quarter hours) may be accepted from the College for Officer Training (CFOT) or other accredited colleges and universities.