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Bachelor’s Degree in Humanitarian Relief and Development

SAGU’s Bachelor of Arts in Humanitarian Relief and Development will equip you to offer practical and compassionate care to hurting people worldwide through engagement with advocacy and humanitarian organizations on a mission to meet the needs of the impoverished and disenfranchised.

Built in partnership with world humanitarian leader Convoy of Hope, this degree plan emphasizes compassion-based initiatives, poverty alleviation, and transformational community development. GCL is the perfect on-campus or fully online degree pathway for those pursuing leadership roles with mission and humanitarian aid agencies in local, global, and cross-cultural contexts.

Why Major in Humanitarian Relief and Development at SAGU?

Real-World Experience and Resources

As a Humanitarian Relief and Development student at SAGU, you will find that learning goes beyond the classroom. Pursue opportunities for internships that will help you gain valuable hands-on training to complement what you learn in your coursework. You may also participate in domestic or international mission trips to serve in areas that match your interests and calling.

The SAGU Difference

At SAGU, you’ll be a part of a Spirit-filled community where worship is a lifestyle. Be encouraged by faculty, staff, and your peers as you follow God’s calling in your life. The Bible will be the core foundation of your coursework, and you will have access to the resources you need to grow your faith and build your leadership skills. In this environment, you’ll learn to thrive as a servant leader.

Affordability & Value

We believe that students should focus on their futures, not their finances. That’s why we strive to offer affordable tuition to all. We offer generous financial aid packages, and 90% of our students receive financial aid. Plus, if you are a full-time ministry major living on campus, you may be eligible to receive 50% off tuition! Learn more about this amazing ministry degree guarantee.

Exemplary Online Program

As an online student, you can take SAGU’s bachelor’s degree in Humanitarian Relief and Development and get the same rigorous, biblically-based education in a flexible format that works for you. Our faculty are experts in online learning, and they’ll ensure you stay on track to graduate. Network with classmates from across the country as part of our online community and access helpful online resources from SAGU.

Our online program may also allow you to graduate more quickly. In 2020, we were ranked by as having one of the fastest online bachelor’s degrees in the nation. We offer the option of two seven-week sessions within a traditional semester. You can also take online courses in the summer to progress towards degree completion throughout the year.

Learn more about SAGU’s online degree options

What You’ll Learn in the Humanitarian Relief and Development Degree Program

In the Humanitarian Relief and Development curriculum, you will learn to develop faith-based solutions for worldwide social, spiritual, and economic needs.

General Education Studies

You’ll complete 57 hours of general education studies for a well-rounded college education. These courses will give you the speaking, writing, and critical thinking skills you need to communicate and solve problems in your future vocation. They include general biblical studies courses such as:

  • Bible Study
  • New Testament Literature
  • Old Testament Literature
  • Introduction to Theology and Apologetics

Major Studies

Develop your educational and leadership skills with 45 hours of major coursework in Humanitarian Relief and Development, which will include:

  • Theology of Compassion
  • Compassion Ministry Practicum
  • Crisis Intervention and Management
  • Transforming Conflict
  • Public Policy and Advocacy
View the SAGU Catalog for course descriptions

Careers and Outcomes for Humanitarian Relief and Development Graduates

With a bachelor’s degree in Humanitarian Relief and Development, you will be ready for many careers that require leadership training. You can serve in the marketplace, churches, outreach ministries, and nonprofit organizations.

Your Humanitarian Relief and Development degree prepares you for career possibilities that include:

  • Community outreach leader
  • Humanitarian relief and development professional
  • Liaison for refugees and crisis situations
  • Non-profit organization director
  • Social & human services manager

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Strengthen Your Faith and Biblical Knowledge through SAGU’s Bachelor’s Degree in Humanitarian Relief and Development

Learn how to become an effective and impactful leader, delivering hope to those who need it most with a Humanitarian Relief and Development degree from SAGU. Request more information to learn more about our program and how to apply.

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Online access: SAGU offers this degree 100% online . Earn your degree in the comfort of your favorite study spot.

This online degree is available to SAGU American Indian College students at a special tuition price. SAGU AIC students pay only $575 $399 per hour, but experience the same flexibility of online learning.

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