• Online Undergraduate Programs

    Lee University Online offers six undergraduate degree programs and multiple emphases. Most programs require 120 credit hours and include core areas in general education and religion.

    Bible and Theology
    The purpose of this bachelor’s degree in Bible and theology is to give students a foundational understanding of biblical and theological knowledge. It is designed to deliver general, biblical, and theological fundamentals to those persons desiring to continue on in further theological study.

    STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    • Articulate knowledge of the basic texts and tenets of the Christian faith.
    • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the Bible.
    • Articulate a clear knowledge of biblical and theological principles.
    • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of Christian doctrine.
    • Utilize basic critical methodologies in biblical studies.
    • Demonstrate the ability to think, discuss, and write in a critical manner.
    • Demonstrate the ability to research using primary and secondary sources in the field.

    DEGREE CHECKLIST

    Bible and Theology (Distance) (CBITH.BA)
    Bible and Theology (Distance) (CBITH.BS)
    Business Administration

    The business administration program takes seriously the commitment to produce graduates who are well prepared to enter a professional career in business or to pursue graduate studies. The business administration curriculum is integrated with critical thinking skills, students’ calling, research, teamwork, and experiential learning. Students who graduate with the business administration major are expected to perform competently and ethically in entry-level positions in such fields as manufacturing management, professional sales, consulting, customer service, financial services, retail management and bank management. The emphases in business administration are designed to allow students to focus the program of study in a particular area. Since a significant dimension of the business administration curriculum includes the integration of one’s faith with the discipline, graduates should demonstrate a Christian worldview as they discharge the duties of their vocation.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the ACBSP’s common professional component.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication.
    • Utilize an ethical decision making framework when presented with an ethical dilemma.
    • Analyze fundamental management concepts as applied to individual behavior in organizations.
    • Analyze and apply the fundamental concepts, models, and techniques of business analytics.
    • Describe and use accounting information for management activities.
    • Evaluate and apply techniques used in project and enterprise valuation.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of project management processes and terminology.

    Degree Checklist

    Business Administration, Management Emphasis (Distance) (BMNOL.BA)
    Business Administration, Management Emphasis (Distance) (BMNOL.BS)
    Christian Studies
    The purpose of the bachelor’s degree in Christian studies is to provide students a broad foundation of biblical understanding and training for personal development and/or specific ministries. Students will be given the opportunity to study courses relevant to their specific interests in predetermined Christian disciplines.

    STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    • Articulate knowledge of the basic texts and tenets of the Christian faith.
    • Collect, analyze, organize, and evaluate information on a broad range of topics from a wide range of sources on theological and selected ministerial issues.
    • Utilize inductive study method in analysis of biblical passages.
    • Evaluate relationship of Christian study emphases to selected disciplines of study.
    • Demonstrate the ability to think, discuss, and write in a critical manner.
    • Demonstrate the ability to research using primary and secondary sources in the field.

    DEGREE CHECKLIST

    Christian Studies (Distance) (CHRST.BA)
    Christian Studies (Distance) (CHRST.BS)
    Criminal Justice

    The purpose of the bachelor’s degree in criminal justice is to equip students in the field of criminal justice while also giving them a broader perspective from the social sciences. The students will study the juvenile justice system government institutions that deal with crime, and the broader issues of criminology, delinquency, terrorism, and security. The program will also prepare students for a career in criminal justice and further graduate studies in the discipline.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    • Show mastery of various theories and explanations of crime causation.
    • Write technical research and program proposal in crime reduction.
    • Explore a bifurcated approach to learning, including theoretically and research-driven practice in criminal justice and a wide community-based experience.
    • Engage in community partnership and promote participatory action model in enhancing approach to the study and research of crime.
    • Integrate faith in caring for the victims of crime and those who are affected directly or indirectly by the practices of the criminal justice system.
    • Display the ability to think, discuss, and write in a critical manner.
    • Demonstrate the ability to research using primary and secondary sources in the field.

    Degree Checklist

    Criminal Justice, Corrections Emphasis (Distance) (CJCRT.BA)
    Criminal Justice, Corrections Emphasis (Distance) (CJCRT.BS)
    Criminal Justice, Criminology & Juvenile (Distance) (CJJVJ.BA)
    Criminal Justice, Criminology & Juvenile (Distance) (CJJVJ.BS)
    Liberal Studies
    The purpose of the bachelor’s degree in liberal studies is to provide a flexible liberal-arts-based program of study for students to complete an undergraduate degree. Students will utilize previous college work, building upon that foundation to create a personalized Christian liberal arts degree.

    STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    • Demonstrate the capability to utilize proficient and appropriate written, oral, and technology-based communication skills.
    • Demonstrate the ability to recognize and understand diverse points of view in the context of their own worldview.
    • Demonstrate the ability to think, discuss, and write in a critical manner.
    • Demonstrate the ability to research using primary and secondary sources in the field.

    DEGREE CHECKLIST

    Liberal Studies (Distance) (GENST.BA)
    Liberal Studies (Distance) (GENST.BS)
    Ministry Leadership
    The purpose of the bachelor’s degree in ministry leadership is to prepare adult learners who desire involvement in church ministry. The focus will be to explore and develop leadership potential based on biblical principles in a variety of Christian ministry settings. Areas of emphasis include: business, church administration, children's ministry, counseling, discipleship, music and worship, pastoral ministry, and youth ministry.

    STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    • Articulate a developed knowledge of the biblical and theological basis for leadership.
    • Demonstrate leadership skills through the understanding of group and individual interaction.
    • Formulate strategies to direct Christians to apply leadership skills in life contexts.
    • Demonstrate the ability to think, discuss, and write in a critical manner.
    • Demonstrate the ability to research using primary and secondary sources in the field.

    Emphasis Outcomes

    Business:
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of business in the life of the church.
    • Articulate strategies for sound business practices.
    Church Administration:
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of leadership within the church.
    • Identify methods for developing leadership within the church.
    Children's Ministry:
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of a children's minister.
    • Articulate strategies for children's ministry.  
    Counseling:
    • Articulate an understanding of the role of ministerial counseling in the church.
    • Identify various theories and methods in church counseling.
    Discipleship:
    • Demonstrate an understanding of educational ministry and discipleship in the church.
    • Display an understanding of the importance of small group ministry within the church.
    Music and Worship:
    • Articulate an understanding of the importance of music and worship in the church.
    • Demonstrate a foundational technical understanding of music theory and practice.
    Pastoral Ministry:
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the call to vocational ministry.
    • Identify fundamentals and techniques of pastoral preaching.
    Youth Ministry:
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of a youth minister.
    • Articulate strategies for youth ministry.

    DEGREE CHECKLIST

    Ministry Leadership, Business Emphasis (Distance)(MLBUS.BA)
    Ministry Leadership, Business Emphasis (Distance)(MLBUS.BS)
    Ministry Leadership, Children’s Ministry Emphasis (Distance) (MLCLD.BA)
    Ministry Leadership, Children’s Ministry Emphasis (Distance) (MLCLD.BS)
    Ministry Leadership, Church Administration Emphasis (Distance) (MLCAD.BA)
    Ministry Leadership, Church Administration Emphasis (Distance) (MLCAD.BS)
    Ministry Leadership, Counseling Emphasis (Distance) (MLCSL.BA)
    Ministry Leadership, Counseling Emphasis (Distance) (MLCSL.BS)
    Ministry Leadership, Discipleship Emphasis (Distance) (MLDIS.BA)
    Ministry Leadership, Discipleship Emphasis (Distance) (MLDIS.BS)
    Ministry Leadership, Music / Worship Emphasis (Distance) (MLMUW.BA)
    Ministry Leadership, Music / Worship Emphasis (Distance) (MLMUW.BS)
    Ministry Leadership, Pastoral Ministry Emphasis (Distance) (MLPAS.BA)
    Ministry Leadership, Pastoral Ministry Emphasis (Distance) (MLPAS.BS)
    Ministry Leadership, Youth Ministry Emphasis (Distance) (MLYTH.BA)
    Ministry Leadership, Youth Ministry Emphasis (Distance) (MLYTH.BS)

    Admission​

    Lee Online was created to serve students with three years of experience beyond high school. Students who do not meet this requirement must appeal for a waiver. Students at LEADs or Regional Schools of Leadership do not need to appeal.
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    Tuition & Fees​

    Lee Online undergraduate tuition rates are based on a discount percentage of on-campus rates. Additional discounts are offered for ministry programs, military, veterans, and first responders.
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    Contact Information

    Lee University Online
    781 N Ocoee St
    Cleveland, TN 37320-3450
     
    Phone: 423-614-8370
    Email: online@leeuniversity.edu