A Message from our President

Wave Leadership College was started with a mission to prepare leaders to influence their communities – in every sphere of human endeavor – by living as people of faith, integrity and compassion. Over the years, we’ve worked to build a program that combines the best of real-life experience and community service with accredited academic excellence. Through the consistent efforts of our exceptional staff and faculty, we accomplish this all while remaining extremely affordable.

Our commitment to you is that you graduate with spiritual maturity, an abiding passion for the local church and excellent academic preparation for the next chapter of your life.  The evidence of our success is in our 79% graduation rate and in our alumni who are pastoring churches, leading within organizations, building businesses, continuing their education, and serving their families and communities well.

Come be a part of what God is doing at Wave Leadership College!

Sincerely,
President Steve Kelly

Start Here, Go Higher!

Wave Leadership College is a thriving institution of biblical higher learning, offering an accredited Associate of Ministry Degree with a variety of concentration options to include Professional Leadership, Community Care & Counsel, Pastoral Leadership, Worship Leadership, Media & Arts, and Christian Scholarship. Courses are offered face to face, with instructors and peers, on our campus, in small class sizes. Students enjoy an experience-rich, academically-adept environment, where mentorship is the method to equip Christian leaders for life and leadership.

Professional Development Electives

Wave Leadership College professional development electives equip students to lead in a pastoral role, digital media and the arts, management, worship, and christian scholarship. Each concentration includes 12 credit hours of classes with highly credentialed professors in the top of their field, utilizing the latest technology and research.

Students choose a track and complete freshman and sophomore years to earn their Associate of Ministry degree, on our campus, in face-to-face classrooms.

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Bachelor's Degree

Staying on our campus, students then choose a major and transfer to our SEU at Wave Leadership College program for their junior and senior years to complete their SACS accredited bachelor’s degree.


B.S. Ministerial Leadership
B. S. Business Administration
B.S. Digital Media
B.S. Psychology
B.S. Mass Communications

Leadership Experience and Practicum

Leadership Experience And Practicum (LEAP) is what makes the Wave Leadership College experience unique. Under the direction of the WLC LEAP Director, you will gain practical experience in a variety of ministry departments throughout one of our Wave Church locations or in your own local Hampton Roads church! For the period of your enrollment, you will have the opportunity to train in a different department each year. Additionally, you will attend a weekly class to learn and discuss habits and attitudes that develop great leaders.


Students work with our administration, earn LEAP credit, and participate in HomeLink all four years of the program.

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The associate’s and bachelor’s degree earned on our campus prepares you for:

  1. A successful career in ministry, leadership, media, and more.
  2. Further education such as M.A., M. Div., or M.B.A.
  3. Team building, servant leadership. self-discipline, fundraising, academic Christian thought, problem solving, event planning, evangelism, missions, exegetical research, preaching, marketing, church growth, and discipleship

Bachelor's Degree

Staying on our campus, students then choose a major and transfer to our SEU at Wave Leadership College program for their junior and senior years to complete their SACS accredited bachelor’s degree.

B.S. Ministerial Leadership
B. S. Business Administration
B.S. Digital Media
B.S. Psychology
B.S. Mass Communications

Leadership Experience and Practicum

Wave Leadership College is nationally recognized for its exceptional skills-based learning program, Leadership Experience and Practicum. LEAP is designed to offer students practical, hands-on experience so that students can discover and refine their particular gifting.

Leadership Experience And Practicum (LEAP) is what makes the Wave Leadership College experience unique. Under the direction of the WLC LEAP Director, you will gain practical experience in a variety of ministry departments throughout one of our Wave Church locations or in your own local Hampton Roads church! For the period of your enrollment, you will have the opportunity to train in a different department each year. Additionally, you will attend a weekly class to learn and discuss habits and attitudes that develop great leaders.

Students work with our administration, earn LEAP credit, and participate in HomeLink all four years of the program.

Transfer In & Out

Every semester Wave Leadership College has a number of transfer students. Whether you have earned an accredited degree in a different major, or have taken classes at an accredited college, you may be able to transfer credits when enrolling at Wave Leadership College. Please contact our Academic Dean’s office with specific questions on transfer credits.

WLC has Articulation agreements which allow for transfer of credits to and from major Christian universities such as Southeastern University, Regent University, and Liberty University.

The associate’s and bachelor’s degree earned on our campus prepares you for:

A successful career in ministry, leadership, media, and more
Further education such as M.A., M. Div., or M.B.A.
Team building, public speaking, servant leadership, self-discipline, fundraising, academic Christian thought, problem solving, event planning, evangelism, missions, exegetical research, preaching, marketing, church growth, and discipleship

Cost

Tired of seeing how expensive college is? Wave Leadership College understands and is dedicated to providing our students with a great education at a reasonable price.

In addition to keeping our cost low, Wave Leadership College offers a Dedicated Scholar Discount to all students who maintain at least 10 credit hours or more, each semester.

Federal Aid

As a Title IV certified college, Wave Leadership College offers all students access to Federal Aid via Pell Grants and/or Direct Loans. In addition, students are eligible to apply for scholarship aid.

Degree

Associate’s and Bachelor’s

1. Students choose a track and complete freshman and sophomore years to earn their Associate of Ministry degree, on our campus, in face-to-face classrooms.

A.Min. Pastoral Leadership Track
A. Min. Christian Scholarship Track
A. Min. Media & Arts Track
A. Min. Professional Leadership Track
A. Min. Worship Leadership Track
A. Min. Community Care & Counsel Track

2.  Staying on our campus, students then choose a major and transfer to our SEU at Wave Leadership College program for their junior and senior years to complete their SACS accredited bachelor’s degree.

B.S. Ministerial Leadership
B. S. Business Administration
B.S. Digital Media
B.S. Psychology
B.S. Mass Communications

3.  Students work with our administration, earn LEAP credit, and participate in HomeLink all four years of the program.

The associate’s and bachelor’s degree earned on our campus prepares you for:

A successful career in ministry, leadership, media, and more
Further education such as M.A., M. Div., or M.B.A.
Team building, public speaking, servant leadership. self-discipline, fundraising, academic Christian thought, problem solving, event planning, evangelism, missions, exegetical research, preaching, marketing, church growth, and discipleship

Administration

Wave Leadership College is led by highly credentialed Christian educators who have a passion for the next generation and a commitment to excellence in ministry and life.

Day-to-day operations of WLC are led by Executive Vice President Sarah Hummel. Sarah has served in ministry for nearly 20 years, working in a variety of roles in academic, community service leadership, and volunteer organization fields, aimed at youth and young adult education and development. Sarah has a passion and successful track record of mentoring and leading Christian leaders with excellence.

Housing

Wave Leadership College has partnered with Arbor Trace Apartments to provide housing for our students. The apartments are conveniently located just 3 miles away from our college campus and another 3 miles away from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. If you are a current student or a prospective student and you want to find out more, contact housing@wavecollege.edu.

Space in an apartment is available on a first come first serve basis.

The apartments are two bedrooms with one full bath and can provide housing for four students, two students to each bedroom. The units are furnished, and the semester rate includes all utilities including cable and wifi.

Each unit includes the following:
– Washer/dryer
– Stove/oven
– Refrigerator
– Dish Washer
– Microwave
– Garbage disposal
– All utilities including cable & wifi
– Renters insurance

Other highlights include:
– Quiet neighborhood
– Pool / pool changing rooms and bath
– Several picnic tables with BBQ grills
– Fitness room
– Club House open to residents Monday through Saturday
– One block from a Super Walmart and the post office
– .5 mile from Hilltop shopping center
– Approximately 5 minute drive to Wave Leadership College campus
– Newly remodeled apartments/new appliances
– Wave Leadership College RA on site to address immediate needs

$2,700 flat rate per semester. $200 registration fee for new renters.

What can I do with an Associate's Degree from Wave College?

1. Build a foundation for any career. We instill leadership, decision making, listening skills, care for others, time management skills, attention to detail, and effective communication skills. These are all soft skills that employers are looking for!

2. Transfer into a four year college, and beyond. We have articulation agreements with Southeastern University, Regent University, Liberty University, and more. Our students finish their bachelor’s degrees ON TIME, because we’ve prepped them with the tools they need! And, we have several graduates currently pursuing graduate degrees.

3. Gain real life experience in a variety of fields or interests. Our students complete 4 skills-based learning experiences via LEAP during the pursuit of their degree on our campus, with a professional mentor providing guidance along the way!

4. Earn respect as a leader, a servant leader. There are hands-on leadership opportunities in every area of college life at Wave College. If God has called you to lead, there is no better training program.

 

Schedule A Visit

Take a day off school or work and see what life as a WLC student is all about. We’ll even give you a note to excuse you for the day of your responsibilities! Bring your friends and bring your parents. 

Visit or ask your questions via call/text: 757-401-6566.