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Why ODU for Leadership?

Today's workplace needs leaders skilled in areas such as reasoning, communications and analysis. In ODU's leadership degree online 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 degree. That means you may combine leadership studies with online courses from areas such as:

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

Before you graduate, you'll complete a project demonstrating leadership and problem-solving skills.

The degree is offered by the College of Arts and Letters through coordination with the School of Continuing Education.

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ODU’s Leadership Degree Online: A Flexible Program for a Changing World

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

The core classes in this online degree 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.

Get Guaranteed Admission at Old Dominion University

We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. The Guaranteed Admission Agreement is intended to ease the transfer process between these select colleges and Old Dominion University.

Required Courses- Leadership Degree Online

To earn this degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. This bachelor’s degree requires 120 total credit hours.

When you graduate, you will earn a Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary studies with a major in leadership.

Plan your studies with the sample curriculum, or talk with our enrollment team to determine how your credits will transfer.

Online Learning Environment

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

Careers in Leadership

This degree 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.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$360 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-State Students$407 per credit hour

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

These tuition rates are effective Fall 2020 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

Finish your degree with us. We offer the upper division (300 and 400 level) courses for this degree program. Work with an enrollment coordinator to review your credits from other higher education institutions. Then you can apply toward a degree from ODU.

Get guaranteed admission at Old Dominion University

We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. By applying, you will be assured admission at ODU for the completion of your degree.

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Meet Your Team

Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUOnline.

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