Bachelor of Arts in Humanitarian Leadership
Northwest University

Program Details

If you feel called to lead people in need through crisis situations and provide ongoing support, a Bachelor of Arts in Humanitarian Leadership can give you the leadership skills you need. You can take the tools and knowledge you gain from this program to make an impact on those facing natural and man-made disasters in your local community, an entire region, and across the globe.

Coursework focuses on preparing for and responding to emergencies in domestic and international settings. Each course includes components tying the subject to your personal faith. This online nonprofit management degree encourages partnership with fellow agencies supporting community development and public policy initiatives, as well as organizations assisting migrants and refugees, and youth affected by abuse or displacement.

Classes cover topics such as:

  • Theology of compassion
  • Poverty and its impact
  • Health management in global settings
  • Crisis psychological management
  • Conflict resolution

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Northwest University is accredited by:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Recommended GPA

2.25 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

ACT/SAT, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score

Additional Info

  • Applicants without ACT or SAT scores will be required to complete a placement exam.