Bachelor of Arts in Ethical Leadership

Fully Online or Blended

Program Description: Our world is facing unprecedented challenges that will require adaptive leadership and the capacity to manage innovation and change.  The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Ethical Leadership degree meets these challenges head on as our dynamic undergraduate students develop the ethical knowledge, skills, and attitudes critical for addressing our world’s most pressing problems.  The program is tailored for students who are passionate about making a difference and practicing leadership to advance diverse organizations and communities.  Throughout the program students will engage in experiential learning that extends well beyond the traditional classroom environment and creates experiences within real-world settings through the program’s innovative challenge-based curriculum.  Graduates demonstrate exceptional self-awareness, problem-solving capacity, the skill set to manage team dynamics, moral decision-making practices, effective communications skills, and the ability to thrive in fast-paced and competitive work environments.

The BA in Ethical Leadership combines studies in humanities, behavioral and social sciences, business and management, research methods, and technology to advance students’ ability to navigate complex professional environments and ethically facilitate change.  The program is offered in both on campus and online formats to maximize accessibility for students.

Graduates are selected for diverse professional opportunities in the following fields:

  • Management positions in corporate, non-profit, government, education, healthcare, and community development organizations
  • Human resource development, organizational development, and talent management positions
  • Consulting and process improvement positions (e.g. Accenture, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, etc.)
  • Upward mobility for career paths in Public Safety and Service (e.g. Fire, Police, EMS, Disaster Management, Corrections, etc.)
  • Foundation for advanced degrees at the Master and Doctoral levels



Students can request to waive courses at the time of Admission. Waivers must be approved by the Academic Dean’s Office.

This requirement will be fulfilled from courses identified as Catholic Identity courses.
This course may satisfy other GER or Major requirements. Recommended courses: REL 2560 (Introduction to Catholicism), REL 2295 (Introduction to the Bible) or REL 2590 (History of Christian Thought I).

DIVERSITY *** 3 credits
This requirement will be fulfilled by completing the major requirements listed below. This course may satisfy other GER or Major requirements. Recommended course: MMC 2000 Society and Mass Media

EXL 200 Introduction to Leadership
EXL 201 Communication Skills for Leaders
EXL 205 Overview of Applied Research Methods
EXL 300 Introduction to the E-Portfolio Process
EXL 490 Leadership Practicum*

EXL 302 Leadership & Innovation
EXL 303 Intro to Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership
EXL 305 Leadership & Applied Technology
EXL 320 Legal Aspects in Leadership
EXL 400 Professional Writing & Presentations
EXL 404 Special Topics in Leadership
EXL 491 Evaluation of the E-Portfolio Submission*
COP 20173 Introduction to Data Science
PHI 3641 Business Ethics
SOC 460D Conflict & Conflict Resolution
SOP 3530 Group Dynamics

*Both courses must be taken concurrently after the students has completed 90% of the program requirements.

GUIDED ELECTIVES *** 30 credits
Select courses in consultation with your advisor.
(These courses may not include ENS, ESL, or Basic Skills Courses)
Students can transfer credits to satisfy this requirement, including E-Portfolio, work experience, or credit by exam (CLEP).

Students may select any of the following courses. This list is not meant to be exclusive:
EXL 403 Grant Writing
MMC 3030 Personal Branding
EDU 226 Human Growth and Development for Educators
TSL 4520 Cross Cultural Communication
ENT 3503 Social Entrepreneurship
PUR 3000 Foundations of Public Relations
COM 301 Multimedia Storytelling and Advocacy
COM 308 Social Media: Impact and Networking
DEP 2000 Human Growth and Development
INP 4105 Psychology of Work

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