Belhaven University seeks to introduce all students to the study of human behavior and mental processes within a Christian worldview context. The Bachelor of Arts in Human Services degree is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge and prepare students for future study in the field of social services. Emphasis is placed on developing the students’ ability to understand and apply social service principles in their everyday lives, and an important goal is to help students in their ability to appropriately interrelate their social service degree and the Christian faith.
Adding a criminal justice concentration to Belhaven’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Services is ideal for adults who want to focus on leadership within the judicial and correctional system. As part of Belhaven’s online format, this degree fits into any busy, working adults schedule while providing students with the tools to succeed.
The criminal justice classes emphasize the roles of leaders in the workplace and includes courses in communication, research-based decision-making, business law, human resources, marketing, computer applications, communication and business fundamentals.