The Bachelor of Arts in Leadership is designed to equip students for foundational leadership in a range of life settings, including the local church. This program provides a core curriculum in leadership and an embedded minor in Bible. Moreover, the senior research experience will culminate in the development of an applied project in the capstone course.
Upon successful completion of the BA in Leadership, students will be able to:
- 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 Christian leadership within a range of cultural contexts.
- Frame Christian leadership within a Christian worldview and ethic.
- Integrate their leadership studies into their chosen specialization.
Courses and Requirements
Jessup’s online B.A. in Leadership requires a total of 120 credit hours, including 24 credits in the leadership major, 18 credits in a specific concentration, and 12 credits of free electives.
Central to each student’s course of study are the Foundational Studies, a core of classes that position students as leaders in their world. Jessup seeks to develop the whole person by developing skills in communication, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking and by exposing students to a broad cross‐section of knowledge in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
The following courses are part of the requirement for this major and are recommended to fulfill general education requirements or must be taken as part of a student’s major elective choices.
Course Number Course Title Credits LDRS 105 Introduction to Leadership 3 LDRS 210 Self-Leadership 3 LDRS 320 Leading Others 3 LDRS 342 Leading in Organizations 3 LDRS 470 Innovation and Leadership 3 LDRS 475 Mentorship 3 LDRS 498 Leadership Capstone 3 ORLD 430 Leadership in Global Society 3
Submit your application. Be sure to include a copy of your undergrad transcript confirming at least a 2.0 GPA, if you have one. Otherwise, submit a copy of your high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores.
|Maximum Transfer Credits||90||$500||$(45,000)|
|Total with transfer credits: †||$15,000|
The tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at (844) 224-5483 or request more information.
* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.
† Maximum transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee as related to reduced number of courses over time.
Online students receive the same financial aid options as those attending classes on campus. Students receive a dedicated financial aid officer who will guide them through all of their available financial aid options. There are several grants, scholarships and loans available, and undergrad students are eligible for up to $12,500 per year in federal student loans.
Learn more about financial aid options.
Undergrads also can receive up to $2,000 per year with the Church Partnership Grant, which is reserved for candidates who attend supporting churches. Additionally, California high school seniors or those transferring from a community college may apply for the Cal Grant. The grant does not need to be repaid and is funded by the state of California.
Find out more about the grants and scholarships available.
Prospective students who are transferring can complete their degree in two years with a full workload and 60 units transferred. A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred per university policy, and credits may come from other regionally accredited institutions.
Learn more about transferring your credits.
Jessup proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program to fully support our nation’s veterans. Veterans with 100-percent eligibility will have all of their tuition costs and most fees completely covered. Additionally, up to $2,500 per year may be awarded to those who qualify for the U.S. Army Women’s Foundational Legacy Scholarship.
Learn more about Jessup’s military friendliness.
Jessup is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), and is a member of the Association for Biblical Higher Education.
Church administrators supervise the institution’s daily operations, including budgets and forecasts. They assist with communication with the congregation and manage church outreach materials including bulletins and mailings. Additionally, they may recruit and supervise church volunteers.
A senior pastor provides pastoral care and spiritual leadership to church members. They preach and plan worship services and sermons. In addition, they manage the church’s administrative tasks.
Executive pastors lead a religious institution’s staff and maintain the church’s direction and mission. They may conduct group activities, coordinate mission efforts and work with the church’s children and youth.
Why Choose Jessup?
Easily accessible faculty who have real-world business experience.
The highest level of quality of education.
Students get their education in a small, family-oriented environment.