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Online Leadership Degree Bachelor of Science (BS)

Effective leaders are critical to the success of every organization. A leadership degree from San Diego Christian College (SDCC) can provide a competitive edge to those who aspire to management or supervisory positions. It can also help current managers learn how to better motivate and communicate with employees, resolve conflicts, and drive positive change. SDCC offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Leadership degree that can be earned 100% online.

U.S. News & World Report ranks San Diego Christian College #11 among the Best Regional Colleges in the West, so you can be confident your bachelor’s in Leadership will be respected in any industry. If your career ambitions involve guiding and inspiring others—as opposed to managing traditional business disciplines such as finance or marketing—and if you aim to integrate Christian values into your leadership style, SDCC’s bachelor’s in Leadership program is a perfect fit.

Read on for an overview of San Diego Christian College’s online Leadership degree program, or submit the form to request more information.








Career Opportunities for Leadership Majors

SDCC’s bachelor in Leadership degree can help you advance into senior levels of business, government, education, nonprofit organizations, or ministry. Upon completion of the BS program, you may consider pursuing a Master of Science in Leadership (MS), which is also offered both online and on campus.

The bachelor’s in Leadership degree program can help you advance into and excel at the following roles:

  • Human Resources Director
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Team Leader
  • Sales Manager
  • Staff Supervisor
  • Mentor or Coach

Summary of Learning Objectives for the Leadership Degree

This BS in Leadership degree program is intended to shape graduates as effective Christian leaders in both the personal and professional realm. The curriculum is designed to help leaders motivate and inspire others while establishing common ground, embracing reflective learning practices, and working toward collaborative and constructive outcomes.

The online bachelor in Leadership degree will prepare you to:

  • Set direction with purpose, principles, and vision.
  • Communicate goals and direction clearly and effectively.
  • Earn the trust of staff and superiors alike by demonstrating reliability, integrity, and ethics grounded in a biblical worldview.
  • Apply leadership skills and personal strengths to foster positive interactions with others.

Online Bachelor in Leadership Degree Curriculum

Degree candidates must complete 123 credit hours of online coursework or campus-based evening classes to earn a BS in Leadership from San Diego Christian College. Course descriptions and other relevant information can be found in SDCC’s Course Catalog.

Students working toward a Christian Ministries degree may choose to pursue an emphasis or minor in a related discipline. Refer to the Online Programs Emphasis and Minor Options page for details and course listings.

Core Courses for Online Bachelor in Leadership Degree Program
Course # Course Name Credits
BMGT 435 Leadership and Organizational Change 3
BMGT 395 Organizational Communication and Leadership 3
BCOM 340 Leadership and Organizational Change 3
ICS 305 Intercultural Communication 3
LDR 300 Leadership and Motivation 3
LDR 400 Conflict Resolution and Negotiation 3
LDR 410 Leading in the Global Marketplace 3
Institutional Course Requirements
Course # Course Name Credits
BI 392 Servant Leadership 3
BI 393 Historical Perspectives of the Gospels 3
CM 305 Spiritual Formation 3
PD 340 Adult Development and Life Planning 3
PHIL 492 Values and Ethics 3
SCI 302 Scientific Models of Origins 3
General Education Requirements
Course # Course Name Credits
multiple Critical Thinking/Communication Courses 9
multiple Humanities Courses 12
multiple Math and Science Courses 12
multiple Social Science Courses 12
multiple Liberal Arts Courses 9
multiple Electives* 21
Research and Capstone Requirements for Bachelor’s in Leadership Degree
Course # Course Name Credits
PHIL 450 Critical and Creative Thinking 3
RSH 495A Research Capstone I 3
RSH 495B Research Capstone Statistics 3
SH 495CR Research Capstone II 3

“Thank you for believing in me and supporting others like me. You are equipping us to go into the world and lead.”

– Kim Swadley


All instructors in the Leadership degree program have relevant expertise and a passion for Christ-centered learning.

Why Choose SDCC for Your Leadership Degree? Top Reasons to Start Today

The BS in Leadership program is led by expert faculty and features courses that are highly relevant to managers and leaders, with a biblical framework and opportunities for hands-on research and experience. You’ll also have access to the same campus resources as traditional full-time students, including library services and a team of Student Support professionals who are dedicated to your success. Other reasons to choose SDCC:

    • 100% Online: Our online program allows you to create your own schedule.
    • Flexible Start Dates: Each course term is eight weeks long.
    • Affordable: Undergraduate courses are just $399 per credit, and SDCC accepts many forms of financial aid, including federal student aid, military tuition assistance, veterans’ benefits, and employer tuition reimbursement.
    • No Application Fee: We’ve waived your application fee apply, so you’ve got nothing to lose. Apply for free today, and you could begin your first classes in a matter of weeks!