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Community Leadership

 Associate of Arts Degree

 63 - 65 Credit Hours

 Main Campus with Online Options

Your Start at Transformational Change

Unlock your potential and build the skills to be a leader in your community and beyond in our Community Leadership associate degree program. Learn how to make change and take action on social, economic and environmental inequalities. This program, consisting of 63-65 credit hours, will develop you into a leader that communicates, solves problems, collaborates, and sets goals in the most effective way, all of which are skills in high-demand.

With your Community Leadership degree, you will be ready to take your knowledge and skill set back to your community and create change right away. Your next step forward could be service involvement, a role as a social / community service manager or organizer, a career with a nonprofit, or you could choose to take your education further. 

Make your impact right now and become the community leader you were meant to be.

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Take Action Now

Ferris offers many ways for you to start taking action right now. From spaces to talk openly to volunteer opportunities and leadership roles in organizations, there are so many ways to get involved and make an impact while earning your degree.

Advance Your Knowledge

Expand on your associate degree in Community Leadership by applying your coursework directly to one of two Ferris bachelor's degree programs. Our Business Administration or Public Relations degree programs will amplify the skill set you build in the Community Leadership program, making you a more effective change leader and better preparing you to transform your community.

Business Administration

59 credit hours contribute to bachelor's degree.

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Public Relations

42 credits contribute to bachelor's degree.

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Do You Need Our Help?

The Community Leadership program provides students with real-life leadership opportunities. If you have a project that you would like help with, please submit your request.

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