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Bachelor of Science in Leadership — Online

Enhance your leadership capacity with a Bachelor of Science in Leadership degree. To achieve success, businesses and organizations rely on leaders—outstanding individuals who are adept at leading teams, making difficult decisions, and effecting change.

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We’re committed to creating an education as unique as your career path. So, whether your goal is a new career or moving up in your field, our innovative programs will get you going your way.

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Customize your plan

We work with you to map your path to your goal.

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Learn from experience

From real-world case studies to employer-based projects, we prepare you to manage what comes next.

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Choose your focus

Whatever you’re passionate about, you’ll find the classes to sharpen your specialty.

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Study anywhere, on your time

Part-time or full-time, we move at your speed, to get you where you’re going.

Enrollment

Full-Time, Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Leadership is specifically designed to help you develop the skills required to assume a future leadership position. This innovative undergraduate program includes courses in psychology, writing, negotiation, finance, ethical decision making, logic, and organizational behavior.

Experiential / Co-op opportunities

Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace.

This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

Learn About Getting Real World Experience

Get Set with a Custom Course Plan

General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 120 total semester hours required

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor's degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses

48 semester hours required 

English

Complete one of the following with corresponding labs:

3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00
 

Complete the following two courses with corresponding labs:

3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00
 

Mathematics

3.00
3.00
 

Economics

3.00
3.00
 

Information Technology

Choose one of the following:

3.00
3.00
 

Business

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
 

Communication

3.00
 

Psychology

3.00
 

Major Courses

42 semester hours required

Sociology

3.00

Leadership and Human Services

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Communication

3.00
3.00
3.00
 

Management

3.00
3.00
3.00
 

International Relations

3.00
 

Capstone

3.00
 

Electives

Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours.

Now Let's Talk Admissions

You know where you are headed and you've seen how our program will lead you there. So let's get going. Here's what you need to know before you enroll.

Application Requirements

Application Facts – begin at our website

  1. No application fees
  2. No SATs or ACTs required
  3. Multiple start terms per year

Requirements

  • Online application – free and simple to complete
  • Academic transcripts: submit one of the following
    • Official high school degree or completed attestation form
    • Official GED
    • Official associate degree showing degree conferral and date
  • Transfer credit documentation: should be submitted with your application material
    • Academic transcripts from each institution you previously attended:
      • Official U.S. transcripts: if you applied previously earned credit toward your earned associate degree, you must request transcripts from each institution you attended.
      • Official foreign transcripts: must include English translation. We encourage you to submit a course-by-course evaluation of your diploma(s) and transcript(s)
    • College-level examinations: official examination score(s)
    • Military evaluation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language

For more information on Bachelor's Completion Admissions Requirements, please visit our Application Web Page.

International Requirements

Are You an International Student? Find out what additional documents are required to apply.

Global Engagement Learn how our teaching and research benefit from a worldwide network of students, faculty, and industry partners.

Financing Requirements

Finance Your Education We offer a variety of resources, including scholarships and assistantships.

How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.

Cost and Tuition

Application Deadlines

The deadlines below are recommended; however, admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis and applications submitted after these deadlines will still be considered for the upcoming term.

Summer 2021 Domestic Deadlines if Transferring Credit

Start Date: May 10, 2021 Deadline: April 12, 2021
Start Date: June 30, 2021 Deadline: June 2, 2021

Fall 2021 Domestic Deadline if Transferring Credit

Start Date: September 9, 2021 Deadline: August 12, 2021
Start Date: October 27, 2021 Deadline: September 29, 2021

Student Body Profile

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, leadership and management jobs are projected to grow as fast as average. Applicants holding a bachelor’s degree can get ahead of the competition and secure high-level management jobs. 500,000 management jobs are expected to be added by 2024.

What can you do with your degree?

The Bachelor of Science in Leadership program is specifically designed for students who wish to advance their career in a new job, or to assume a higher leadership position within their current organization.

Graduates may wish to consider jobs as:

  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Directors
  • Human Resources Managers