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LEADERSHIP

Bachelor of Science

The Leadership major provides students with the tools necessary to be effective leaders as Christians in nonprofit, for profit, public sector, and ministry contexts. This degree can be further tailored to meet the student’s desired career path by selecting a specialization in either organizational development or Christian ministry.

50 UNITS

AS LITTLE AS 19 MONTHS

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Courses focus on building professional and relational leadership skills that are grounded in a biblical framework. These courses will help students develop skills that are highly sought after by employers, including: communication, project management, negotiation and conflict management, providing solutions for complex problems, change management, program development, critical thinking, decision making, and teamwork.

Jessup’s Adult Degree Completion (ADC) coursework is designed to help you achieve your academic and career goals. Learn from experienced practitioners who create networking opportunities with colleagues and professionals in your area of interest. Earn a degree built on high academic standards in a learning environment that integrates biblical principles into a relevant and rewarding degree program.

  • Articulate core leadership principles for organizations consistent with biblical teaching.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in personal leadership skills.
  • Identify personal areas of spiritual, relational, and emotional growth in self-leadership.
  • Apply leadership traits and skills within a range of cultural contexts.
  • Frame leadership within a Christian worldview and ethic.
  • Integrate leadership studies into their chosen specialization.

Minor Courses

  • Bible & Theology Minor (18 units)
    • BIBL201 | Bible Survey
    • BIBL249 | The Art of Interpretation
    • NT244 | Gospel of John
    • THEO451 | Christian Theology
    • Electives: Choose two courses from the following (one course must be upper division)
      • NT210 | Acts
      • NT241 | Matthew
      • NT308 | Romans*
      • BUS309 | Applied Ethics for Business*
      • PHIL351 | The Problem of Suffering and Evil*
      • PHIL352 | Apologetics
  • Leadership Minor (21 units)
    • LDRS302 | Models of Leadership*
    • ORLD300 | Foundations of Leadership*
    • BUS302 | Organizational Communication*
    • ORLD321 | Leading Organizational Teams*
    • ORLD422 | Managing Organizational Change*
    • LDRS470 | Innovation and Leadership*
    • Elective: Choose one course from the following
      • ORLD420 | Leadership and Negotiation*
      • ORLD430 | Leadership in Global Society*
      • ORLD421 | Organizational Ethics *
      • ORLD432 | Evidence-Based Leadership and Decision Making*
  • Psychology Minor (21 units)
    • PSYC100 | Introduction to Psychology
    • PSYC 141 | Developmental Psychology
    • PSYC300 | Personality Theory
    • PSYC352 | Abnormal Psychology
    • PSYC450 | Principles of Biopsychology
    • Electives: Choose one course from the following
      • PSYC200 | Marriage and Family
      • PSYC322 | Small Group Dynamics
      • PSYCH332 | Multicultural Issues in Psychology
      • PSYC333 | Human Sexuality
      • PSYC352 | Psychology of Addiction
      • PHIL351 | The Problem of Suffering and Evil

* Courses identified with an asterisk (*) must be taken at Jessup.
Please note that no more than ½ of a minor may come from units applied toward a student’s major requirements, and none of the courses may overlap with General Education requirements. They may however, overlap with the General Electives and Free Electives.

To view all courses and course descriptions, please see our current Academic Catalog.

  • 1-2 classes per week
  • Flexible & customizable
  • Complete your degree from the comfort of your home
  • 7 weeks in duration
  • Earn your degree in as little as 19 months
  • Small class sizes
  • Faculty are experienced leaders in their industries
  • Faith-based
  • 100% remote learning: study from the comfort of your home

Program Specializations
Christian Ministries
Organizational Development

Program Minors
Bible & Theology
Psychology
Business Administration

Program Courses

  • Core Courses (38 units)
    • ORLD300 | Foundations of Leadership
    • LDRS302 | Models of Leadership
    • LDRS332 | Spiritual Formation
    • BUS302 | Organizational Communication
    • LDRS300 | Faith and Life Issues
    • BUS380 | Management Principles
    • ORLD432 | Evidence-Based Leadership and Decision Making
    • ORLD321 | Leading Organizational Teams
    • ORLD422 | Managing Organizational Change
    • ORLD430 | Leadership in Global Society
    • ORLD421 | Organizational Ethics
    • ORLD496/LDRS496 | Capstone

Leadership Concentrations: Students must choose a concentration listed below.

  • Christian Ministries Concentration (18 units)
    • BUS351 | Project Management Tools and Techniques
    • LDRS470 | Innovation and Leadership
    • ORLD420 | Leadership and Negotiation
    • BIBL249 | The Art of Biblical Interpretation
    • LDRS321 | Effective Strategies for Leading Volunteers
    • LDRS450 | Intro to Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Organizational Development Concentration (18 units)
    • BUS351 | Project Management Tools and Techniques
    • LDRS470 | Innovation and Leadership
    • ORLD420 | Leadership and Negotiation
    • BUS247 | Fundamentals of Accounting
    • BUS388 | Entrepreneurship
    • ORLD431 | Public Sector Leadership

To view all courses and course descriptions, please see our current Academic Catalog.

Minor Courses

  • Bible & Theology Minor (18 units)
    • BIBL201 | Bible Survey
    • BIBL249 | The Art of Interpretation
    • NT244 | Gospel of John
    • THEO451 | Christian Theology
    • Electives: Choose two courses from the following (one course must be upper division)
      • NT210 | Acts
      • NT241 | Matthew
      • NT308 | Romans*
      • BUS309 | Applied Ethics for Business*
      • PHIL351 | The Problem of Suffering and Evil*
      • PHIL352 | Apologetics
  • Business Administration Minor (21 units)
    • BUS140 | Management and Organizational Behavior
    • BUS247 | Fundamentals of Accounting
    • BUS260 | Business Law
    • BUS320 | Marketing for Managers*
    • BUS342 | Financial Management
    • BUS351 | Project Management
    • Upper division Business Administration elective
  • Psychology Minor (21 units)
    • PSYC100 | Introduction to Psychology
    • PSYC 141 | Developmental Psychology
    • PSYC300 | Personality Theory
    • PSYC352 | Abnormal Psychology
    • PSYC450 | Principles of Biopsychology
    • Electives: Choose one course from the following
      • PSYC200 | Marriage and Family
      • PSYC322 | Small Group Dynamics
      • PSYCH332 | Multicultural Issues in Psychology
      • PSYC333 | Human Sexuality
      • PSYC352 | Psychology of Addiction
      • PHIL351 | The Problem of Suffering and Evil

* Courses identified with an asterisk (*) must be taken at Jessup.
Please note that no more than ½ of a minor may come from units applied toward a student’s major requirements, and none of the courses may overlap with General Education requirements. They may however, overlap with the General Electives and Free Electives.

To view all courses and course descriptions, please see our current Academic Catalog.

  • Two years or more of full-time work experience (post high school) and/or recommended 22 yrs of age.
  • Cumulative 2.25 GPA for transfer students or cumulative 2.5 GPA for first-time freshman (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants with a lower GPA will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Official transcript from the high school that you graduated from. Official transcript(s) from any/every previously attended colleges and/or universities.
  • Official transcripts must arrive in a sealed envelope ATTN: Grad Dept by the registrar of the previous institution. Official transcripts will also be accepted electronically from the registrar of the previous institution.
  • Transferable Units (if Applicable): Courses that meet the following standards may be transferred.
    • Transferable courses taken at an accredited college or university.
    • Grade “C” (2.00 GPA) or better.
    • A maximum of 96 units may be transferred, of which 70 units may be transferred from a regionally accredited community college per university policies.
    • Students can earn a total of 30 units for any combination of CPL (Credit for Prior Learning), CLEP (College Level Exam Program) clep.collegeboard.org, and DSST (DANTEs Subject Standardized Tests) getcollegecredit.com.
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