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Major in Organizational Leadership

Student"What will Organizational Leadership do for me?" This is a great question that deserves a great answer. Whether you choose the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Major in Organizational Leadership, this 45-credit hour interdisciplinary degree program has been designed to make students as unique as its name. The innovative curriculum focuses on the study of leadership in the context of the modern organization. Standard classroom practices do not apply here. Whether it is in the classroom or in the field, students will constantly be challenged to adapt and overcome. In order to insure our students become effective organizational players in today’s workplace, they are constantly challenged to think critically, collaborate efficiently, and communicate effectively. Rather than preparing graduates for a single particular career, this liberal arts interdisciplinary degree program provides the knowledge and skills necessary for a broad range of organizational and supervisory positions. See possible Careers.

Curriculum Guide

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Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership  
  General Education Requirements 55
  Foreign Language Requirements 10
  Major Requirements (36) and Cognates (12) 48
  Free Electives 11
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership  
  General Education Requirements 55
  Major Requirements (36) and Cognates (12) 48
  Free Electives 21
The Organizational Leadership Major requires 27 credit hours of core courses and 9 credit hours of major electives. In addition, students are required to complete an additional 12 credit hours of cognate requirements.
Organizational Leadership Core Requirements
  LDRS 300 Introduction to Leadership Concepts 3
  LDRS 302 Introduction to Leadership Behavior 3
  LDRS 306 Leadership and Team Dynamics 3
  LDRS 310 Field Work in Leadership Studies 3
  LDRS 450 Advanced Leadership Behaviors 3
  LDRS 640 Principles of Civic Leadership 3
  LDRS 650 Principles of Organizational Leadership 3
  LDRS 670 Leadership and Personal Development 3
  LDRS 677 Internship in Leadership Studies 3
      TOTAL HOURS 27
In the remaining 9 credit hours, students have the option to enroll in 3 courses listed below. With special permission from an advisor, some of the major elective courses may be substituted for other related courses.
Major Electives  
  LDRS 420 Women and Leadership 3
  LDRS 490 Topics in Leadership Studies (various topics each semester) 3
  LDRS 600 Seminar in Organizational Leadership (various topics each semester) 3
  IDS 407 Global Challenges (formerly IDS 111) 3
  BCOM 301 Business Communication 3
  COMM 602 Intercultural Communication 3
  COMM 606 Conflict Management through Communication 3
  GSCI 672 Geosciences: Seminar in Sustainability 3
  MGT 301 Management Principles 3
  MGT 410 Organizational Behavior and Development 3
  MGT 611 Human Resource Management 3
  MGT 614 Training and Development 3
  THM 620 Tourism and Hospitality Management 3
  MKT 301 Marketing Principles 3
  POLS 310 Introduction to Public Administration 3
  SOC 384 Modern Social Problems 3
  SOC 460 Comparative Cultures and Societies 3
Cognate Requirements  
  ACCT 203 Principles of Accounting 1 3
  MATH 250 Elements of Statistics 3
Ethics - or -
Ethical Issues in the Professions and Business
Multiculturalism - or -
Social Justice - or -
Current Political issues 
      TOTAL HOURS 12

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