Bachelor of Science in Leadership Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Leadership Studies gives graduates the practical knowledge and experience to lead positive change in the workplace as well as their community. The program was designed to give students the expertise to understand, analyze and model skills needed in a broad range of organizations such as business management, government and non-profit. In addition, students can customize the degree to their personal career choice. Students are required to add a minor that will direct their studies for enhanced career opportunities.

Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum (46 hours)

Completion of 46 semester hours of UIW Core Curriculum.

Major Curriculum (27 hours)

  • LDST 3333 Ethical Leadership
  • LSDT 3340 Global Leadership
  • LSDT 3360 Leadership and Team Building
  • LDST 3390 Leadership and Communications
  • LDST 4310 Leadership and Conflict Resolution
  • MGT 3340 Concepts and Functions of Management
  • MGT 3354 Theories and Concepts of Personnel Management
  • ORGD 3340 Organizational Development
  • ORGD 4330 Organizational Learning

Capstone (3 hours)

LDST 4380 Organizational Leadership Capstone

Minor (choose one)

  • Business Administration (21 hours)
  • Criminal Justice (15 hours)
  • Healthcare Management (15 hours)
  • Human Resource Management (18 hours)
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology (18 hours)
  • Leadership Studies (15 hours)
  • Nonprofit Management (15 hours)
  • Organizational Communication (12 hours)
  • Organizational Development (18 hours)
  • Operations Management (18 hours)
  • Project Management (18 hours)
  • Psychology (18 hours)

View minor course requirements here.

Electives or Second Minor (23-32 hours)

Total requirements must equal at least 120 credit hours to be eligible for graduation.

Job Outlook: 311,000 expected related job opening due to growth, replacement, and retirement between 2012-2022 (bls.gov). Job examples include Strategic Planner, Management Consultant, Government Official, Retail Manager, Project Manager and Non-profit Executive.