B.A. in Leadership Studies

College of Arts & Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies, available only online, will prepare you to lead in a variety of roles in your career, whether connected to the workplace, the public sphere or ministry. Gain strong foundational knowledge of leadership theories and principles through hands-on experiences and interaction with successful leaders.

Students in this major must choose one of the following emphases to strengthen their marketability: Government/Public Policy, Criminal Justice, Business, Information Technology, Christian Ministry, or a Self-Designed track approved by the department chair.

  • Gain a biblical worldview on innovation, ethics and excellence, with an emphasis on strong Christian character.
  • Explore how to lead teams and make strategic decisions by looking at great leaders throughout history.
  • Study topics you can apply across multiple disciplines, including conflict resolution, knowledge management and organizational dynamics.

Career Opportunities:

  • Business Administration
  • Nonprofit/Ministry Management
  • Public Service/Politics
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Corporate Training & Development
  • Business Consulting

Delivery Format: Online

Total Credit Hours Required: 120 +

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

Admission requirements vary based on the stage you're at in life. Select a link below to learn how to apply.

College of Arts & Sciences Tuition Rates

Program Type



  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Less than 12 credit hours

Sessions E and F, 2017

  • $7,950 (over 18 credits hours add $530/credit hour)
  • $530/credit hour

From Session A, 2017

  • $8,325 (over 18 credits hours add $555/credit hour)
  • $555/credit hour

Evening/Online (8-week classes)

$395/credit hour

Professional Development/Non-degree

$250/credit hour

Early College

$155/credit hour


Student Fees




Application Fee(On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)



One-time fee, non-refundable

Enrollment DepositOn-Campus Students

Enrollment DepositEvening/Online Students



Fee is deducted from tuition costs

Graduation Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)


One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

Technology Fee (On-Campus, Evening/Online, and Professional Development Students)


Supports information technology

Undergrad Support Fee (On-Campus, Evening/Online, and Professional Development Students)


Contributes to undergraduate academic and administrative operations

Undergraduate Student Activity Fee (On-Campus Students only)

$100/Term, Fall & Spring only

Contributes to undergraduate student activity operations

Health Center Fee (On-Campus Students only)

$45/Semester, Fall & Spring only

Contributes to health center for students living on campus

Parking Fee (On-Campus and Early College Students)


Applies to students desiring to park their vehicles on campus

New Student Programming Fee


One-time fee applied to all incoming students


Optional Fees


Late Payment


Incurred per session, in the event of late tuition payment

Late Registration


Incurred per session, in the event of late registration

Course Fees

$70-200 per course

Some courses in theater, animation, cinema television or science labs carry an additional fee


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