The Bachelor of Arts degree requires a minimum of 120 semester hours of study. Students in this program must complete 54 units of core General Education courses, 42 units within their chosen major, and 24 units of courses from an academic concentration. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 30 units of study at Wilson University.

Learning Outcomes

With the successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply leadership theories and principles to develop people and to support positive results for organizations and communities
  • Demonstrate ethical, legal and reasoned decision-making skills in the context of short and long-term goals
  • Anticipate and respond to change by recognizing ambiguity, adapting to evolving circumstances, and navigating creatively through it
  • Apply interpersonal communication skills to motivate, problem-solve, empower, and promote accountability, all of which are essential to sharing success among diverse work teams
  • Evaluate business systems necessary to analyze and build organizational structures to achieve desirable results

Course Sequence

Following is a sample course sequence for students in the BA in Leadership program: Pastoral Studies Concentration (please note individual degree programs may vary):

PSS 100 Academic Strategies
CIS 101 Computer Literacy
ENG 101A Reading and Comprehension
OTS 113 History & Literature of Ancient Israel
MTH 115 College Algebra
COM 146 Communication
ENG 101B Critical Thinking, Reading & Writing
NTS 126 History & Literature of the Early Christians
PSC 152 Physical Science
PSY 221 Psychology
PHY 155 Physics
THE 245 Theological Foundations
HIS 101 American History
SOC 230 Sociology
PHL 263 Social Ethics
THE 280 Pentecostalism
PHL 271 Philosophy
POL 241 American Government
SSC 304 World Religions
PHL 210 Christian Worldview & Contemporary Living
BIO 151 Introduction to Biology
ENG 204 Interdisciplinary Reading, Writing & Research
MUS 210 Music Appreciation
OTS 340 Pentateuch
NTS 302 Life of Christ
THE 320 Ecclesiology
BBL 350 Spiritual Formation
PST461 Theology of Ministry
CMN 301 Dynamics of Christian Ministry
CLD 371 Ministry Management
PST 368 Principles of Church Growth
PST 450 Current Issues in Pentecostal Ministry
MGT 301 Leadership in Organizations and Business Mgmt.
MGT 304 Organizational and Business Communication
LDR 364 Organizational Behavior
LDR 471 Conflict Management
PSY 476 Counseling
LDR 472 Mentoring and Team Leadership
LDR 481 Principles & Practices of Leadership
LDR 499 Capstone Experience