College of Liberal Arts


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Lead on a new level.

Our mission is to develop the next generation of critically thinking, virtuous leaders, who consider the rights and welfare of those they lead and are able to transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries.

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The Bachelor of Arts in Leadership from Woodbury University has been recognized and honored by the top administrators from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in the region.

The BA in Leadership will help you develop a way of thinking about leadership within your organization that sets you apart from others in your field, characterized by creativity and innovation. You will learn to lead others in your workplace more effectively by developing self-understanding, emotional intelligence and ethical decision-making skills.You will gain confidence in your leadership abilities and communication skills through intensive group discussions, real-world projects and course presentations.


Since this is a degree completion program for working professionals, there are no internship programs offered. Since this is a degree completion program for working professionals, there are no internship programs offered. Careers in Leadership are boundless. Here are just a few alumni careers that may set an example:

  • Assistant city manager
  • Fire chief
  • COO of a regional 500 firm
  • Nonprofit executive director
  • Human relations director

“This well designed program will educate and prepare you to be a true leader and grow in your career, regardless of your field of practice. ”

— Reza Zarghamafshar, Class of 2018


Intimate classrooms, state-of-the-art auditorium, MAC and PC computer labs, on-campus library, and art galleries.

Course of Study

Course of Study

  • Human behavior in an organization
  • Principles of effective leadership
  • Organizational structure and communication
  • Ethical behavior and decision-making principles
  • Conflict resolution and organizational change management

Program Details

  • Complete this 48-credit program in 2.5 years (associate’s degree or equivalent to 72 general education credits required).
  • Attend evening class once per week.
  • Take two courses each semester; each course runs for one seven-week session, and each semester has two seven-week sessions


Leadership Theory and Practice I

Leadership Theory and Practice II

Critical Analysis and Decision Making

Leadership and Social Responsibility

Organizational Structure: Private and Public Sectors

Personnel Development and Organizational Culture

Diversity and Organizational Culture

Leadership and Organizational Communication

Leadership and Interpersonal Communication

Leadership and Organizational Psychology

Leading Organizational Change

Managing Conflict and Labor Relations


WSCUC: Senior College and University Commission (formerly WASC)