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BA in Leadership Studies

Students have the opportunity to learn team problem-solving skills by enrolling in the Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies program from Regent University. Read on to find out more this program.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Prospective Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies students should have an interest in developing leadership skills though the study of effective leaders and leadership styles. All Regent University applicants should possess a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent as well as a desire to serve through Christian ministry; additional requirements may apply.

Program Description:

Students in Regent University's Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies program have the opportunity to learn how to become leaders in positions involving strategic planning and decision making. The program structure is designed to have a strong focus on Christian leadership principals and provide students with the ability to apply theoretical knowledge in a practical environment. Students are encouraged to become familiar with their chosen career field, and they will be able to select a concentration in criminal justice, government and public policy, business, information technology, or Christian ministry. Students can also develop their own concentration alongside the guidance of an advisor. The program culminates in a senior project that provides students with an opportunity to showcase the skills and knowledge they have gained throughout the program. This curriculum is offered entirely online to allow students the utmost flexibility in their academic and professional career.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies:

Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies students complete general education courses in addition to courses for the leadership major and their concentration area. Please contact Regent University for more information, as course and program requirements are subject to change.

General Education Courses (48 credits)

  • Introduction to Bible
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Introduction to Christian History & Thought
  • The Making of the Christian Mind
  • The Making of a Christian Leader
  • Public Speaking
  • English Composition
  • Research and Academic Writing
  • The True, the Good, & the Beautiful
  • Choose one of the following Mathematics courses:
    • Math for Liberal Arts
    • College Algebra
    • Statistics
    • Calculus
    • Discrete Math
  • Choose one of the following Natural Sciences courses:
    • Introduction to Biology with Laboratory
    • General Biology I
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    • Introduction to Earth Science with Laboratory
    • Origins of the Cosmos
    • General Physics
  • Choose one of the following Global Studies courses:
    • World Geography
    • Western Civilization I
    • Western Civilization II
    • World History I
    • World History II
    • Introduction to Spanish I
    • Introduction to Spanish II
    • Intermediate Spanish I
    • Intermediate Spanish II
  • Literature of the Western World
  • Choose one of the following Economics courses:
    • Introduction to Economics
    • Microeconomics
  • Art and Culture
  • Choose one of the following U.S. History courses:
    • U.S. History I (to 1877)
    • U.S. History II (from 1877)
    • American Citizenship

Major Courses in Leadership Studies (33 credit hours)

  • Survey of Leadership
  • Study of Great Leaders
  • Innovation Leadership
  • Systems Thinking
  • Ethics
  • Communication and Influence
  • Managerial Decision-Making
  • Leading Teams
  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Dynamics
  • Senior Leadership Project

Leadership Concentration Courses (15 credits in one of the following)

  • Criminal Justice
  • Government/Public Policy
  • Business
  • Information Technology
  • Christian Ministry
  • Self-Designed Concentration

General Electives (24 credits)

  • Students select 24 credits of general elective courses

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After graduating from Regent University with a Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies, students may choose to pursue further education to expand their career options in the fields of criminal justice, government, business, information technology, and Christian ministry, among others. Opportunities for an advanced degree in the field of leadership include but are not limited to:

  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in Theology

Career Paths:

Graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies have the opportunity to pursue a variety of management and leadership positions. Depending on the chosen concentration, possible career options may include but are not limited to:

  • Police officer
  • Forensic technician
  • Systems administrator
  • Entrepreneur
  • Legal assistant

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