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BA in Leadership Studies - Self-Designed

Students of Regent University's Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Self-Designed program have the opportunity to build strong managerial, communication, and planning skills inherent to successful leaders along with a concentration area specific to their career plans. More details about this online-only bachelor's degree program can be found here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Self-Designed

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

While there are no specific courses that need to be taken prior to enrolling in this program, prospective students of this BA in Leadership Studies program might have taken some management classes and possess strong decision-making and problem-solving skills. Applicants to Regent University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Leadership behaviors, entrepreneurial thinking, and decision-making processes are among the main topics one might expect to discuss when they enroll in Regent University's Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Self-Designed program. Courses in the major area of study might allow students to learn about the leadership styles of both historical and modern leaders, innovative thinking within organizations, leadership principles, team leading practices, change management, organizational leadership, and strategic planning. The Self-Designed option allows students to pick concentration courses that fit their career goals. An integrative senior project provides students with the chance to complete an assignment by drawing on both the leadership curriculum and the students' chosen concentration area.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

120+ credits.

Financial Aid Available:

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 a Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies Self-Designed:

A total of 33 credits in major coursework and 15 credits in chosen and approved courses within the same discipline are part of the requirements of this BA program. Students must also complete 49 credits in general education courses and 23 credits in general electives. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Courses (49 credits)

  • The Making of the Christian Mind
  • The Making of a Christian Leader
  • Introduction to Bible
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Introduction to Christian History & Thought
  • Regent Foundations of Success
  • English Composition
  • Research and Academic Writing
  • The True, the Good & the Beautiful
  • Literature of the Western World
  • Art and Culture
  • Choose one of the following mathematics courses:
    • Math for Liberal Arts
    • College Algebra
    • Statistics
    • Calculus I
    • Discrete Math
  • Choose one of the following natural sciences courses:
    • Introduction to Biology with Laboratory
    • General Biology I
    • Origins of the Cosmos
  • Choose one of the following U.S. history courses:
    • U.S. History I (to 1877)
    • U.S. History II (from 1877)
  • Choose one of the following economics courses:
    • Introduction to Economics
    • Microeconomics
  • 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

Leadership Studies Major Courses (33 credits)

  • 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

Self-Designed Concentration Courses (15 credits)

  • Students take 15 credits of approved coursework within the same discipline

General Electives (23 credits)

  • Students select 23 credits of general elective courses

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the BA in Leadership Studies - Self-Designed program might have developed the skills needed to fill mid-management positions in nearly any type of organization; however, those who seek higher levels of management might need to hold a master's degree. Graduate degree programs might further explore leadership theories and managerial practices and help students expand on their skills to prepare them for greater management responsibilities. Master's degrees that graduates might consider include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Arts in Leadership Studies
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Leadership

Career Paths:

The broad education one might receive from the Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Self-Designed program at Regent University could prepare graduates to pursue employment in a variety of professional settings; which setting could depend on the discipline chosen in self-designed courses. They might seek supervisory or management roles in corporations, educational institutions, law enforcement agencies, law firms, or management consulting firms.

Some job titles that this BA program might prepare graduates for include:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Systems administrator
  • Police/probation officer
  • Network administrator