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Program Overview

Finish your Bachelor's degree online.

Transfer up to 70 units of credit toward earning a bachelor's degree at Cal Poly Humboldt.

Develop transferable leadership skills you need to reach your goals.

Students will gain foundational leadership skills in:

  • planning
  • critical thinking
  • sustainability
  • organizational transformation

Focused online courses.

By engaging in coursework that is 100% online, a Cal Poly Humboldt Leadership Studies student will:

  • develop critical thinking skills for evaluating complex problems.
  • improve leadership-oriented communication skills.
  • collect, analyze and apply various types of data.
  • integrate diverse perspectives into strategic leadership planning.
  • develop and adjust organizational plans.
  • consider HR-related tactics for improving workforces.
  • practice strategic planning, sustainability and ethical leadership.
  • develop and begin to implement a personal career plan.

Who should enroll?

The Leadership Studies degree completion program offers exceptional value and personalized support. The program is ideal for people who:

  • have completed at least 60 and up to 70 units of lower division coursework.
  • want to customize their learning experience to align with their current professional environment with an eye towards career advancement.
  • may be affiliated with partner programs and transfer pathways in retail management or the Office of the State Fire Marshall.

Degree Name

In spring and summer 2024, students will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a concentration in Leadership Studies. Effective in fall 2024, all students will earn a B.A. degree in Leadership Studies. While the degree name will change, the program and coursework will remain interdisciplinary in nature. 

Program Purpose

The Leadership Studies program uses an interdisciplinary approach to offer students a dynamic, public online education. The program builds leadership skills and strategies that promote an understanding of equity and inclusion for personal, community, and organizational transformation. Graduates have the skills and inspiration to be a positive and informed change agent.

More information:

For more information or questions, complete the Leadership Studies contact form.

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