Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership

Impact an organization and others with an online Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from Southeastern University. You will learn to lead people the way Christ led as you study foundational principles that apply to virtually every field and discipline. When you graduate, you will be an effective leader who can communicate effectively, coordinate teams and groups and assume responsibility for the direction of an organization.

Program Outcomes

Students in the program develop a fundamental understanding of leadership theories and practices that guide successful organizations. In a fully online format, working students can learn the skills and knowledge needed for any level of leadership. It all takes place in a learning environment that is accessible from anywhere at any time.


Complete your degree faster with a generous transfer credit policy and multiple start dates. Advance your career with a degree that can help you reach your professional and personal goals, in a format designed to help you succeed.


Graduates will be prepared for careers or advanced study in fields including:

  • Police/military
  • Nonprofit organization management
  • Government
  • Church leadership
  • Business management
  • Education

Total Credits: 124 hours

  • General education core: 54 hours
  • Required major core: 36 hours
  • General electives: 16 hours

Program Length: Classes offered in 8-week sessions
Program Delivery: Online cohort
Tuition: $390 per credit hour

Admission Requirements

  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Biographical essay
  • Personal reference form
  • ACT or SAT I scores (if applicable)

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All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.

General Education Core (54 hours)

Arts of Communication (9 hours)

COMM  1433 Fundamentals of Speech
ENGL  1133 English Composition I
ENGL 1233 English Composition II

Behavioral and Social Sciences (6 hours)

Choose one:
PSYC 1133 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 1233 Psychology of Adjustment

Choose one:
SSCI 2133 Introduction to Sociology
SSCI 2233 Marriage and Family
BUSI 2103 Macroeconomics
BUSI 2203 Microeconomics 

Business (2 hours)

BUSI 1902 Personal Financial Stewardship 

History and Government (3 hours)

Choose one:
HIST 1013 Western Civilization to the 16th Century
HIST 1023 Western Civilization 17th Century to the Present
HIST 2013 American History to 1877
HIST 2023 American History 1877 to Present
PPOL 2413 United States Government

Humanities and Fine Arts (6 hours)

Choose one:
COMM 1503 Western Art Appreciation
COMM 2033 Theatre Appreciation
COMM 2433 Film Appreciation
ENGL 2233 Introduction to Humanities
MUSC 1003 History of Jazz

Choose one:
ENGL 2133 Introduction to Literature
ENGL 2513 British Literature I
ENGL 2523 British Literature II
ENGL 3633 American Literature
ENGL 3933 African American Literature
ENGL 4343 Native American Literature and Culture
ENGL 4533 Contemporary Literature

Mathematics (6 hours)

MATH 1213 College Algebra
MATH 1313 Liberal Arts Math I
MATH 1323 Liberal Arts Math II

National Sciences (4 hours)

Choose one of the following and the corresponding lab:
BIOL 1333 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology
NSCI 1033 Life Science
NSCI 1113 Introduction to Physics
NSCI 1133 Physical Science
NSCI 1213 Introduction to Chemistry
NSCI 1433 Botany
NSCI 2033 Astronomy and Earth Science
NSCI 2233 Astronomy
NSCI 2433 Zoology
NSCI 3333 Ecology
NSCI 4003 Current Topics in Chemistry

Religion Core (18 hours)

THEO 1503 Christ, Culture and the University
BIBL 1703 Introduction to the Bible
BIBL 2213 Life of Christ


BINT 1303 Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes
THEO 1313 Survey of Christian Theology


PMIN 3253 Ministry in Intercultural Context

Faith Integration

Choose one:
PPOL 2013 Biblical Principles of Government and Politics
BUSI 4113 Business Ethics

Theology Elective

Choose one:
PHIL 2003 Principles of Ethics
PHIL 3233 Introduction to Philosophy
MISS 3733 World Religions
HITH 3403 Historical Geography and Archaeology of Israel

Leadership Core (36 hours)

Leadership Courses

LDRS 2123 Principled Leadership
LDRS 2223 Leadership Theory and Practice
BUSI 2113 Business Communications
MNGT 3183 Organizational Behavior
HUSV 3333 Human Diversity


SOWK 3033 Understanding Human Diversity
LDRS 3003 Cross-Cultural Leadership
MNGT 4143 Leadership, Followership and teamwork


PPOL 4003 Special Topics in Public Policy
LDRS 4103 Leading Organizational Change
LDRS 4013 Leadership Forum
HIST 4123 History of Great Leaders
LDRS 4113 Applied Servant Leadership Concepts

General Electives (16 hours)
Any college-level courses 

Minor courses (18 hours)
Must choose one minor from any discipline


After graduation, you can pursue career options or advanced study in fields such as business management, education, church leadership, nonprofit organization management, government or police/military.


Students who complete the organizational leadership program will be prepared for careers such as:

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