College of Professional Studies
To achieve success, businesses and organizations rely on leaders—outstanding individuals who are adept at leading teams, making difficult decisions, and effecting change. In response, Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies offers the Bachelor of Science in Leadership.
- Boston Location
- Classroom Format
- Fall, Spring, Summer Entry Terms
- Yes Meets F1 Visa Requirements
The Bachelor of Science in Leadership is specifically designed to help you develop the skills required to assume a future leadership position. This innovative undergraduate program includes courses in psychology, writing, negotiation, finance, ethical decision making, logic, and organizational behavior.
Minimum 120 total semester hours required
Minimum 2.000 GPA required
Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor's degree.
Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.
All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.
48 semester hours required
Complete one of the following with corresponding labs:
Complete the following two courses with corresponding labs:
Choose one of the following:
42 semester hours required
Leadership and Human Services
HSV 2240 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment
LDR 1200 - Assessing Your Leadership Capacity
LDR 3200 - Leading and Managing Change
LDR 3250 - Leading Teams Locally and Virtually
LDR 3400 - Evidence-Based Leadership and Decision Making
CMN 2310 - Professional Speaking
CMN 3100 - Negotiation
CMN 3350 - Intercultural Communication
Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours.
Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Each program offers its own unique experiential learning opportunities, but they might include:
- Experiential Learning at Work — Working professionals collaborate with their employer to develop a project that addresses a key business need their company has in an area they want familiarity with.
- Experiential Network (XN) — Students work virtually with a sponsoring organization on a short-term project over a six-week period.
- Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, leadership and management jobs are projected to grow as fast as average. Applicants holding a bachelor’s degree can get ahead of the competition and secure high-level management jobs. 500,000 management jobs are expected to be added by 2024.
What can you do with your degree?
The Bachelor of Science in Leadership program is specifically designed for students who wish to advance their career in a new job, or to assume a higher leadership position within their current organization.
Graduates may wish to consider jobs as:
- Human Resources Managers
Our industry-aligned faculty bring relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.
The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students.
- $1.6K Cost Per Course
- $10.2K Avg Institutional Aid
- 45% % Receiving Aid