The B.A. in Leadership comprises 120 credit hours. Courses are offered in both 8 week sessions and 16 week semester formats with online, evening, and weekend options.

Major Courses (39 credit hours)

Leadership Foundation Coursework (21 credit hours)
Upon admission, students complete a two-day assessment determining the amount of non-traditional credit applied toward 18 credit hours of leadership foundation coursework.

CPST 210 Introduction to Leadership Studies (3 credit hours)
2-day assessment completed in person during the first 8-week session

CPST 314 Problem Solving and Decision Making in Leadership
CPST 324 Organizing and Planning Techniques for Leaders
CPST 334 Relationship Building for Organizational Leaders
CPST 344 Influence and Leadership
CPST 354 Communications for Organizational Leaders
CPST 364 Intra-Personal Leadership

Certificate Requirement

Students are required to complete at a minimum, 18 credit hours of certificate coursework with their BA. Advisors will work with students to determine the best certificate to meet their professional goals.

SCPS Courses (9 credit hours)

CPST 200 Introduction to Degree Completion
CPST 201 Professional Identity and Development
CPST 397 Capstone
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Core Requirements

The number of hours remaining toward Core requirements can vary due to transfer credit. Learn More

Mission Specific Requirements

Mission specific requirements can vary from 0 to 15 credit hours based on your prior credit. Learn More

General Elective Requirements

Students may have some general elective coursework to complete if their transfer credit and remaining required hours (Core, mission specific, major, etc.) do not total 120. Learn More

Course Descriptions

Course descriptions are available on LOCUS

Select the “Guest Access to LOCUS” link found directly below the “Sign In” button and choose “Browse the Course Catalog” link to search for a course and view the description.

Course Rotation Schedules

Please use the course rotation schedules below as a guide to plan out when you will take future classes. We will make every attempt to adhere to this schedule but please understand that scheduling is subject to change.

Course Rotation Schedule - Majors

Course Rotation Schedule - Certificates

Course Rotation Schedule - School Requirements

Course Rotation Schedule - Core

Program Outcomes

This degree is designed for those students with significant work experience who seek to complete a bachelor’s degree using a substantial amount of non-traditional credit. Upon admission, students will complete a two-day assessment of their knowledge and skill in defined areas of leadership. The assessment will provide students with an understanding of the amount of non-traditional credit earned and number of credit hours remaining. 

Students are assessed in regard to the following program outcomes:

  • Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Organizing & Planning
  • Relationship Building
  • Influence
  • Communications
  • Intra-personal Leadership

Course credit will be awarded to a student’s record if appropriate knowledge and skill in an area is affirmed in the process. Students have one year to develop any remaining skills through established coursework led by faculty coaching.

Students are also required to complete 18 credit hours of concentration coursework with their BA in Leadership. Advisors will work with students to determine the best concentration to meet their professional goals.

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