Leadership Online Program

  • Bachelor of Science
  • College of Arts & Letters
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Degree completion

  • For students with some college credits
  • Complete at least 30 credits online from ODU

Full degree

  • A start-to-finish curriculum for students to earn a degree online from ODU
  • 30 credit hours minimum

Today's workplace needs leaders skilled in areas such as reasoning, communications and analysis. In ODU's online leadership bachelor's program, you will focus on the characteristics and skills you need to be a strong leader. You will learn ethical leadership, legal issues, communication skills, and critical thinking/decision-making.

This is an interdisciplinary program. That means you can combine leadership studies with online courses from areas such as:

  • philosophy
  • computer science
  • engineering
  • information technology
  • criminal justice

You'll also complete a project demonstrating leadership and problem-solving skills.

Our leadership major is offered by the College of Arts and Letters and coordinated with Continuing Education. When you graduate, you will earn a Bachelor of Science degree in interdisciplinary studies with a major in leadership.

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The definition of "leadership" is flexible, and your leadership program should be too. ODU's online interdisciplinary program will prepare you for organizational leadership, and will also prepare you for management in several areas of business.

The core classes in this online bachelor's program focus on identifying and researching problems. From there, you'll learn how to lead through clear communication in both traditional and digital environments.

Students can apply this learning right away in professional environments, and will be an asset to management from day one.

Woman stands in a professional workspace holding a laptop and smiling. She is headed to work on her online masters degree with ODUGlobal.
  • To earn a bachelor's degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. This program requires 120 total credit hours.

    Talk with our enrollment team to plan a course of study or determine if you have credits to transfer.

  • Participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings and access course materials online from any location. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

“ODUGlobal truly wants students to succeed. You feel like a Monarch from the first time you speak with someone at the university, and you understand they will do everything they can to empower you as you finish your degree. This is the village we have at ODUGlobal." Read more about Celeste's time with ODUGlobal

ODU alumnae Jordyn Harrell, left, and Jasmyn Harrell flank their mother Celeste Harrell, a current ODU student who is scheduled to graduate in May 2023.
Celeste Harrell Leadership
  • In-state Virginia Residents
    $408 per credit hour*
    Out-of-State Students
    $439 per credit hour

    Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

    These tuition rates are effective Fall 2024 and subject to change. 
    * In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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  • Scholarship Opportunities for Online Students

    At ODUGlobal, we offer a variety of scholarships to support and empower you in achieving your academic and career goals, making quality education accessible wherever you are. 
    Learn more about our scholarships.

This degree program can enhance your current position or help you start a new career path in any area that requires ethical judgment, integrity, intercultural skills, and the capacity for lifelong learning.

Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUGlobal.

  • This program is available completely online, which means you can apply to ODU as a freshman.

    Already have college credits? Before you apply, our enrollment team can provide a free transfer evaluation to see how your credits will transfer to ODU.

    No matter where you're starting, we'll help you succeed from application to graduation.

  • ODU has partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. 

    Learn more about Guaranteed Admission to ODU.