BA in Applied Studies, Leadership

This degree completion programs is specifically tailored for the career needs of police officers, EMS workers, firefighters, and other professionals looking to make an impact on their communities with positive change and exemplary leadership.

Leadership Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Studies, Leadership allows you to build critical leadership competencies for a variety of different industries. You will develop advanced public speaking skills, establish principles for ethical leadership and learn team building skills.

  • Program allows you to leverage the experience you have already gained and complete your degree for professional advancement. 
  • Core curriculum helps develop your communication skills and personal ethics while learning to understand diversity and its cultural impacts in today’s world.
  • The interdisplinary nature of the program gives you a wide ranges of courses to choose from for completing your degrees.

Next Session

Summer II (Jun 24, 2024)

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Online

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University of Massachusetts Global is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

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    When you take those things that you learn in school and apply it, it makes so much sense how you're able to lead; and then you become a better leader. Within two years after going back to school I was recognized and received a 2018 non-commission officer of the year award. And that was all, I feel, because of my education.

    Jorge H.
    BA, Applied Studies
    Each instructor led me to believe, by providing knowledge and resources, that I was capable of making positive impacts in the lives of people.
    Angelo C.
    BA, Organizational Leadership
     

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process and submit required documents. Documents required vary based on the number of transferable credits and include:

    0 - 11 TRANSFERABLE CREDITS

    • High school diploma or GED equivalent
    • Official high school transcript indicating the date of graduation

    12 OR MORE TRANSFERABLE CREDITS

    • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Provide official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
    active military?

    Admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts.

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    Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

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    Program Curriculum

    • Bachelor degrees require students to complete a minimum of 120 semester units which include a combination of General Education requirements and program specific requirements. In the absence of sufficient transfer credit, students may need to take additional general electives to satisfy the 120 total units for the degree which a UMass Global Academic Advisor will help you evaluate.

       

      Code Course Name Credits
      Basic Skills 12
      ENGU103 Writing Communication I: Writing and Rhetoric 3
      ENGU 104 Written Communication II: Writing About Literature 3
      MATU 103 Applied Mathematics 3
      COMU 101 Public Speaking 1 3
      Quantitative reasoning 3
      Oral communication 3
      Breadth Requirements 24
      Humanities Select from 3 different areas: Communications, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies 9
      Natural Sciences Select 6 credits 6
      Social Sciences Select from 3 different areas: Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Economics, History, Marketing, Organizational Leadership, Political Science/Legal Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology 9
      Liberal Education Foundations 6
      LBSU 302 Information Fluency and Academic Integrity 3
      LBSU 304 Liberal Arts Core Foundations 3
      Total Credits 42
    • In addition to the University General Education and elective requirements, the BAAS has a foundation requirement of 15 credits and a degree concentration of 21 additional credit hours at the upper division level, for which students may select any 21 credits of elective, upper division courses or may select one of the three degree concentrations below.

      Courses may be used to fulfill both major and general education requirements.

      Code Course Name Credits

      LBSU 306

      Transition to Applied Studies

      3

      COMU 315

      Intercultural Communication

      3

      COMU 375

      Media Ethics

      3

      ENGU 380

      Professional Writing

      3

      LBSU 487

      Applied Studies Capstone 3
      Select on of the concentrations 21
      Total Credits 36
    • Code Course Name Credits

      COMU 301

      Advanced Public Speaking

      3

      ENGU 350

      Ethical Leadership through Literature

      3

      OLCU 414

      Team Building

      3

      OLCU 425 Leadership in Diverse and Multicultural Organizations

      3

      PSYU 481 Organizational Psychology

      3

      OLCU 300 Organizational Behavior

      3

      or OLCU 303

      Organizational Development and Change

      Select one upper division course from Communication, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, and/or Organizational Leadership

      3

      Total Credits 21

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