Jul 20, 2024  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Integrated Studies, Applied Leadership Concentration, B.S.

University Studies   
Dianna Rust, program coordinator

The Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies degree with a concentration in Applied Leadership is an interdisciplinary program and includes courses from the following departments: Communication Studies, Management, Military Science, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, and University Studies. The University works with corporate partners that make available to their employees this Applied Leadership focus on building greater depth in leadership.

The Applied Leadership concentration provides students with undergraduate certificates of 10 credit hours each covering topics needed in today’s business environment.

  • Certificate in Leadership Theory
  • Certificate in Communication and Problem-Solving
  • Certificate in Leading Teams
  • Certificate in Leading People and Managing Change

Each certificate consists of two seven-week online courses and a 40-hour onsite intensive training with additional online coursework. Completion of the Certificate in Leadership Theory, two additional certificates, and PRST 4999  will fulfill the major requirements of the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Integrated Studies, Applied Leadership concentration. Students must also meet all general education and other MTSU degree requirements. Elective course requirements for adult learners are often fulfilled through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program, which evaluates college-level learning gained through work, training, certifications, licensure, military, and other programs. Details about the program should be discussed with student’s advisor.

This specialized curriculum is for adult learners employed in business and industry.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Integrated Studies, Applied Leadership, B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements

General Education 41 hours
Major Requirements 31 hours
Electives 48 hours
TOTAL 120 hours


General Education (41 hours)

General Education  requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

Major Requirements (31 hours)


Leadership Theory (10 hours)

Select two of the following certificates:

Communication/Problem Solving (10 hours)

Leading People/Managing Change (10 hours)

Electives (48 hours)

  • 4000-level electives 12 credit hours
  • Unrestricted electives 36 credit hours

Curriculum: Integrated Studies, Applied Leadership

Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours