Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership 

You know you want to be a leader in your organization, but what kind of skills are going to make you stand out among the competition? You’ll need communication, collaboration, and most importantly, ethical decision-making skills to succeed in today’s diverse workforce. The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership will help you gain all these skills and more!

With a focus on vocational formation integrated into every course in the program, you’ll have a deeper understanding of your identity, relationship to the world, and connection to the life and mission of God.

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Meet the Program Director

Dr. Dena Counts is an assistant professor and the program director for two programs - the online B.S. in Applied Communication and the online B.S. in Organizational Leadership.  Dena received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication from ACU.  After working in the fields of fundraising, consulting, training, and human resources, Dena returned to ACU where she has served in multiple roles during the past 12 years. Dena received her doctorate in Organizational Leadership through ACU Online in 2019. Dena loves the challenge of teaching online and she is continually looking to improve learning and communication strategies for the online student.

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What can you do after graduation?

  • Management Analyst 
  • Compliance Manager
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Executive Coach
  • Nonprofit Executive Director

Admission Requirements

ACU’s online undergraduate programs are intended for non-traditional students interested in gaining a bachelor’s degree in an online modality.

To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Complete the “Online Undergraduate Program” application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Submit official transcripts of all previous academic work.

Students are not required to submit ACT or SAT test scores.

Graduation Requirements

Students must earn a 2.0 GPA or higher to meet graduation requirements and complete at least 33 advanced hours. 

Degree Highlights

Required Hours

University Requirements/General Ed: 56 credit hours

Major Requirements: 64 credit hours (up to 25 credit hours in electives)

Total Required: 120 credit hours

Example Coursework

LEAD 214: Self Assessment in Leadership

PSYO 388: Teams and Team Leadership

COMO 408: Crisis Management in Organizations

LEAD 343: Ethics for Leaders


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Upcoming Start Dates

January 12, 2021

March 9, 2021