An accelerated, inter-disciplinary, 2-year degree completion program for adult students, the Leadership Studies major is offered at the Loop and Naperville campuses, requiring only one on-site class a week. The remaining courses are offered online.
This course-based major is for graduates of community colleges with an Associate's degree who seek broad interdisciplinary study that includes project management, leadership models, communication, organizational change, ethics, human interaction, conflict management and negotiation, among others.
Students must meet the following conditions to be admitted to the program:
- Be age 24 or older.
- Have a GPA of 2.0 or higher from their last college/university attended.
- Have completed an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science (from IL schools; other degrees to be evaluated), or have earned 66 semester credit hours, applicable to the program based on review and evaluation.
The major combines courses from the Department of Psychology, the College of Communication , and the School for New Learning, which offers the majority of courses, including a unique series of Adult Learning Seminars. SNL students in the Individualized Focus Area degree program may take many of these courses for competence.