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Leadership Studies

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Leadership Studies is the only online undergraduate program offered at Piedmont College. This program features a six course (18 credit hours) core centered on content directly related to leadership. To complement this leadership core, Leadership Studies majors complete the program of study by choosing seven additional content courses from a wide range of areas including accounting, business administration, criminal justice, math, mass communications, political science, psychology, and sociology. Students may shape the program to best serve their interests, needs, and career goals.  

About the Program

All courses in the Leadership Studies program will be offered in a fully online format.  This program is structured for students who may have already earned a two-year degree or have completed some courses toward a four-year degree.  By combining the flexibility and convenience of online coursework with the high quality and personal touch characteristic of Piedmont College classes, this program is designed to meet the needs of students who may not be able to regularly attend classes on our Demorest or Athens campuses.  This program provides a pathway for working adults, students caring for family members, and other adult learners to the intellectual enrichment and career advancement associated with a bachelor’s degree.

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Credit from CLEP, Military, and Experiential Credit

  • Click here for Clep.Collegeboard.org.
  • Experiential credit 
    • Learning acquired outside of classroom participation can be a valuable contribution to a liberal arts education, and Piedmont provides an opportunity for enrolled students to receive academic credit for such learning.
      The portfolio is the method used whereby students can demonstrate learning prior to and during their time at the College. Because portfolio assessment is competence based, students need to demonstrate mastery of transferable skills acquired through the professional work experience and/or community service. An experiential credit information packet may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office. The charge for experiential credit is $50 per credit hour. No experiential credit will be granted during a student’s final semester. Students may also earn Advanced Placement and/or International Baccalaureate credit.
  • There will be an optional one credit hour course to work with an advisor to complete the process.
  • Veterans of the U.S. Armed Services and members of the military reserve may receive academic credit for military training based on recommendations of the American Council of Education (ACE). Click here for veterans services