Develop an understanding of foundational leadership theory in your chosen context.

BPS Degree Requirements

bps leadership concentration

Focus on the nature of leadership in a variety of settings and prepare for leadership responsibility in the community and in your selected profession. Coursework will focus on business (emphasis on leadership and management) and social sciences/humanities (emphasis on communications, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, and/or sociology).

Courses will provide an educational experience in theories of motivation, leadership styles, organizational and group behavior, professional ethics, communication, theories of cultural difference and multicultural communication, human resources, and/or budgeting.

Program of Study — BPS Leadership Strategies and Dynamics Concentration

Charger Foundations (General Ed - 41 or 42 Hours)
AGSC Area   Hours
I Freshman Composition 3-6
II1 Fine Arts 3
  Humanities (literature) 3
  Humanities (literature or non-literature) 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts 3
III Mathematics 3-4
  Natural Sciences (lab) 8
IV1 History 3
  Social & Behavioral Sciences (non-history) 6
   History/SBS 3
  1Take either 1 EH (Literature) + 2 HY (History) or 2 EH (Literature) + 1 HY (History). Take no more than six hours in a single discipline in Area II or Area IV.  
General Electives2 (27-34 Hours)
  2Up to 34 hours technical credit may be accepted as electives.  
Interdisciplinary Core (18 Hours) - Available Online
PRO 301 Theories and Practices of Adult Learning (waived w/permission) 3
PRO 310 Academic Writing for Professional Studies 3
PRO 320 Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Critical Thinking 3
PRO 325 Interdisciplinary Research & Applications 3
PRO 498 Inquiry & Learning 3
PRO 499 Capstone Experience: Research Thesis/Project 3
Interdisciplinary Concentration - Leadership Strategies and Dynamics (30 Hours)
MGT 301 Managing Organizations 3
MGT 410 Leadership, Personal Dev & Org 3
  Leadership & Business Related Courses 12
  Arts, Humanities & Social Science Related Courses 12-15
Total Degree Requirements
A note about Professional Studies (PRO) courses:
  • PRO 301 is held in a 7 week term and is offered either as a hybrid course, meeting one evening each week with the majority of the work being done online, or it can be taken completely online.
  • PRO 310, PRO 320, and PRO 325 are held in 7 week terms and are offered completely online.
  • PRO 498 is held in a 7 week term and must be taken in the next to last semester before graduation.
  • PRO 499 is held in a full semester (fall, spring, or summer) and must be taken in the graduating semester. In lieu of meeting in a traditional classroom setting or online, at the start of the semester, students will set a time, date, and method to check in with the instructor each week. Check-ins can be in person or via email, phone, Skype, or Zoom. 



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