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Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership Studies

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May 6, 2024

The Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership Studies is an academic certificate offering students the opportunity to earn a higher education credential that builds upon foundational leadership principles and concepts that can be applied in any work setting. This certificate is ideal for individuals who may not otherwise consider a full degree program but want to learn to lead with excellence and make strategic decisions—from a Christian worldview.

  • Explore organizational operations and the interaction of various leadership styles. 
  • Examine the concept of organizational culture, its development, and the effect it has on people in the organization
  • Identify and analyze complex problems and develop strategies for optimal resolution.

This undergraduate certificate does not include professional licensure.

Regent University’s Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership Studies is for lifelong learners who want to re-skill, up-skill, and get ahead with new credentials. Whether you’re seeking professional development or continuing education, Regent’s 100% online certificate programs will give you the priceless advantage of high-quality education from America’s premier Christian university. To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

Exploration of expectancy, leader-member exchange (LMX), transactional, transformational, servant leadership and other theories, including foundational leadership principles and concepts.
Introduction to the vocabulary and methodologies associated with the discipline of systems thinking; relationship between the parts of any system, particularly human systems, explores organizational operations and the interaction of various leadership styles and decisions on those operations. Prerequisite: LDST 201.
Study of the nature of ethical leadership through a consideration of the ethical foundations of leadership principles evident in the lives of great leaders. Attention to how the leader’s values and beliefs affect decision-making along with key factors involved in ethical decision-making. Students assess and apply the concepts of organizational and social responsibility by looking at real world problems. Cross-listed with ACCT 320 and MGMT 330.
Leader’s behaviors and decisions in sending messages to people throughout the organization. Analysis of the concept of organizational culture, its development, and the effect it has on the leader and people in the organization; focus on a leader’s ability to positively influence followers. Prerequisite: LDST 201.
The process and nature of strategic planning, including the constraints and opportunities leaders face in strategic planning, the leader’s task in accommodating and minimizing these limitations, and the impact of these constraints on strategic choices. Prerequisite: LDST 201.

Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Full-Time Students

Undergraduate CertificateTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Advertising & Marketing$39512$4,740
Biblical Studies$39512$4,740
Business$39512$4,740
Christian Ministry$39512$4,740
Communication$39512$4,740
Computer Science$39512$4,740
Counseling$39512$4,740
Criminal Justice$39512$4,740
Cybersecurity$39512$4,740
Finance$39512$4,740
Government$39512$4,740
Healthcare Studies$39512$4,740
Human Resources$39512$4,740
Information Systems$39512$4,740
International Relations$39512$4,740
Leadership Studies$39512$4,740
Psychology$39512$4,740

Part-Time Students

Undergraduate CertificateTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Advertising & Marketing$4506$2,700
Biblical Studies$4506$2,700
Business$4506$2,700
Christian Ministry$4506$2,700
Communication$4506$2,700
Computer Science$4506$2,700
Counseling$4506$2,700
Criminal Justice$4506$2,700
Cyber Practitioner Preparation$4509$4,050
Cybersecurity$4506$2,700
Finance$4506$2,700
Government$4506$2,700
Healthcare Studies$4506$2,700
Human Resources$4506$2,700
Information Systems$4506$2,700
International Relations$4506$2,700
Leadership Studies$4506$2,700
Psychology$4506$2,700

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

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*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Note: Eligible students may use their VA benefits to cover the cost of their undergraduate certificate. Learn more about benefits and discounts for military students.

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