Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies is an accelerated 2-year degree completion program for adult students. 

Earn a bachelor's degree in just 24 months by attending class on campus 1 night each week and taking other courses online.

Student groups begin each Winter and Fall at DePaul’s Loop and Naperville Campus

To start, you must have either an Associate of Science (A.S.) from Illinois or an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or have 66 semester hours applicable to the degree program, based upon review.  In addition, students are required to have completed an Introduction to Psychology course equivalent to DePaul’s PSY 105.

All admitted students are awarded an Accelerated Degree Completion Scholarship.

The Leadership Studies degree prepares you for leadership roles in fields such as public service, business, international affair, community organization and government service.

Study project management, leadership models, communication, organizational change, ethics, human interaction, conflict management and negotiation through courses offered by DePaul's Department of Psychology, College of Communication, and School for New Learning, including a unique series of adult learning seminars.

See also Course Requirements and Course Descriptions.

Get Started:  Complete an online DePaul Adult Admission Application and submit all your transcripts. Questions? Attend a free information session or contact the Adult Enrollment Center at 312-362-6338 or

Current students with questions may email