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Leadership Studies (BA) For Adult Students

​DePaul offers a bachelor’s degree in Leadership Studies, an accelerated two-year degree completion program for adult students who have previously earned an associate degree or have completed 66 semester hours applicable to the degree program.

Courses are offered by the College of Communication, Department of Psychology and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. You will attend class one night each week at the Loop campus, as well as take online courses.

The Leadership Studies program will develop your skills in:

  • Communication
  • Conflict management
  • Developing leadership models
  • Ethics
  • Human interaction
  • Negotiation
  • Organizational change
  • Project management


Sample Courses:

  • Project Management
  • Organizational Communication
  • Statistics
  • Conflict Management
  • Portfolio Development
  • Applied Research

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Communications
  • Community organization
  • Governmental service
  • Human resources
  • International affairs
  • Nonprofit work
  • Public relations
  • Project management


96 percent of 2017 Leadership Studies graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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