Indiana Wesleyan University says it is expanding its global reach and Indiana footprint to prepare students for servant teaching through faith-based degrees. The university says it will launch two online/on-site hybrid bachelor’s degrees based at the Kokomo Thriving Center.
Students can enroll in a Bachelor of Science in Addictions Counseling or a Bachelor of Science in Human Services through the IWU-National & Global platform, which caters mostly to adult and online learners.
“With completely online programs, it’s harder for students to discuss their problems and challenges with peers and professors,” says Dr. Jon Sampson, vice president for enterprise development & regional ventures at IWU. “Our hybrid programs eliminate barriers to connection while also providing the flexibility of online coursework. Each class offers regular opportunities for in-person discussion, practice and networking at the Kokomo Thriving Center.”
The Kokomo Thriving Center hybrid programs meet in-person one time per class, with the remaining coursework occurring online.
The addictions counseling degree is faith-based and equips practitioners to serve people and families struggling with the effects of addiction. The human services degree helps prepare students to become life coaches.
Both programs can be completed within two years.
“We’re excited to host these hybrid programs at the Kokomo Thriving Center,” says Liz Kerns, director of Venture Development for the Kokomo Thriving Center. “Both degrees will equip people in our area to better serve others and make a lasting impact on their communities.”