Bachelor of Science Degree in
Leadership Studies


Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Science in Leadership Studies is a 100% online program that trains you in leadership theory, organizational communication, public and private sector leadership, church leadership, conflict resolution, ethics, and administrative theory. Students learn how to approach contemporary problems from a strong Christian framework. You will graduate equipped to led teams to tackle pressing problems.

More than this, our commitment to educating your whole person - mind, body, and spirit - can truly set you apart for a career in communication, administration or commerce. This flexible degree allows you transfer in a significant number of credits from other universities, while pursuing a specialty.

What can I do with a degree in Leadership Studies?

Our unique mission to develop Spirit-empowered leaders will enable you to become an in-demand professional in every industry. Your degree will prepare you to serve in potential occupations, such as:

  • Human Resources Specialists
  • Ministry Leaders
  • Non-Profit Managers
  • Public Relations Managers
  • Public Administrators
  • Training & Development Specialists

What distinct courses will I take?

To become leadership studies professional, you will take various courses such as:

  • Christian Leadership
  • Organizational Communication
  • Business and Professional Speech
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Grant Writing

How long will it take me to graduate?

This program is 120 credit hours. If you were to begin without transferring credit, you could still complete this degree in as little as 3.5 years when you enroll full-time. We consider full-time enrollment for this program as 6 credit hours per 7-week term with 6 terms per year.

How much does this program cost?

Our affordable tuition means your finances go further. In addition, many students benefit from federal aid and our interest-free payment plan. To view your cost, click here.

Any other reasons to complete my degree online with ORU?

  • You’ll graduate on time with a team of Success Coaches who’ll walk with you every step of the way.
  • You can begin classes ASAP with year-round terms and direct access to our friendly admissions team.
  • Fit classes into your schedule so you can balance work and family commitments.
  • Academic support with easy access to caring professors and helpful learning resources.
  • Access classes anytime and anywhere with our mobile-friendly and user-friendly online platform.
  • ORU Online is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and utilizes the same world-class curriculum as traditional courses.

Ask us about our introductory Online Strategies class that will jump-start your journey with 3 credit hours towards your degree. Experience what students around the world have gained earning a degree with ORU Online.

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