The B.S. in Strategic Leadership degree is offered online in an accelerated, asynchronous format and requires 120 credit hours for completion. Those 120 credit hours must consist of the following: 30 hours of General Studies, 30 hours of required BSSL courses, and 60 free elective hours. For residency purposes, at least 30 credit hours must be completed at Fairmont State University; virtual courses do count toward meeting the residency requirement. This degree has been designed specifically for adult students who have earned college credit and/or associate degrees and need convenient access to college-level courses to complete their baccalaureate degree. In most cases, previously earned credit hours will have already fulfilled much or all of the needed free elective and/or general studies requirements.