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The University's online bachelor of science in leadership and professional development is designed for individuals who have earned 75 or more undergraduate credits and now wish to complete a bachelor's degree. This program is ideal for working adults who need a flexible, fast-paced, online degree program that recognizes their prior education and work experience.
Coursework includes a required Leadership and Professional Development Core that emphasizes transferable leadership skills such as communication, problem-solving, and motivating others. The Core courses are combined with an Advisor-Approved Track and a limited number of ISU signature courses in our Foundational Studies (General Studies) Program.
The Advisor-Approved Track enables student to tailor the program to meet their particular career goals—and engage in individualized professional development while enhancing teamwork, collaboration, and community-building skills. We are continuing to develop tracks to serve student needs. Current tracks include the following.
The University aims to offer this online program with the greatest consideration for flexibility and cost. The Core is offered in fast-paced, 8-week semesters, while most other courses are offered in a blend of both 8-week and 16-week semesters. The Core will use open education resources where possible to minimize the costs of textbooks.
Important: The Leadership and Professional Development BS is an online program designed for individuals who have completed 75 or more undergraduate credits and meet other eligibility requirements. For important information, including admission requirements, visit Leadership and Professional Development on the Indiana State Online website.
With fast-paced (8-week semesters), online learning, flexible for today's worker, the Leadership and Professional Development BS will help students gain a competitive advantage in their workplace or take their careers in a new direction with contemporary skills for today's marketplace.
Specific career opportunities vary depending on the track selected and prior work experience.
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.