Lead Self. Lead Others. Inspire Change.

Studying leadership isn't just about gaining knowledge, it's about embarking on a transformative journey that's crucial for your personal and professional development. The B.S. in Leadership at A&M-Texarkana will help you dive deep into the nuances of leadership, developing your ability to influence others and building a robust set of skills that will serve you well in any organizational setting.

In today's competitive job market, employers place a premium on leadership skills. Equipping yourself with a B.S. in Leadership from A&M-Texarkana will provide you with expertise that is highly sought after across various industries. Whether your ambition is to lead teams, launch your own startup, or drive change within established organizations, a leadership degree will prepare you to tackle the challenges of our ever-evolving world head-on. Position yourself as a competent and adaptable leader, ready to make a positive impact wherever you go.

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Areas of Study

Major Course of Study (24 SCH)

  • LEAD 301: The Adult Learner and Self-Development
  • LEAD 395: Prior Learning Assessment Theory & Practice
  • LEAD 415: Organizational Development & Change
  • LEAD 490: Self-Development in Professional Contexts
  • ITED 350: Digital Literacy and Technology
  • ENG 350: Technical Writing or ENG 340: Advanced Expository Composition
  • 9 Upper-Division SCH of Prior Learning Assessment or Electives

Specialization Areas

Select one of the following professional development complements or approved minors in which to focus your study of leadership. Areas marked as online can be completed completely online:

Professional Development Complements

  • Instructional Technology (online)
  • Organizational Leadership (online)
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Computer Technology
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • History
  • General Studies
  • Mass Communications
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

Approved Minors (note: if minor does not provide 18 upper-division SCH, additional elective credits may be needed)

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Drama
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Forensic Science
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Studies
  • Kinesiology
  • Leadership
  • Mass Communication
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Featured Courses

LEAD 395: Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Theory & Practice

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Theory & Practice shows you how to identify durable skills (communication, collaboration, problem-solving, time-management, resilience, leadership, etc.) you have demonstrated in organizational settings and use PLA methodology to develop a portfolio showing your learning and practice in those areas. In addition, you may submit documented evidence of professional development training that complements the learning documented in your portfolio. You may earn up to 54 credits toward your degree completion using this process.

LEAD 415: Organizational Development & Change

Organizational Development & Change introduces you to organizational change frameworks and charges you with building your own change initiative for an organization where you are currently an active member. Specific steps toward change include creating a sense of urgency, crafting a vision, building a guiding coalition, celebrating small wins, and working toward sustainable growth.

LEAD 495: Self-development in Professional Contexts

Self-development in Professional Contexts explores the every-growing field of leadership studies by selecting a contemporary model or practice and using it as a framework to analyze personal and organizational challenges. The course requires you to develop a data-driven research project that produces possible solutions to identified growth impediments revealed in your research.