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Major in Organizational Leadership

Major-New"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 Credit Hours
Foreign Language Requirements: 10 Credit Hours
Major Requirements (36) and Cognates (12): 48 Credit Hours
Free Electives: 11 Credit Hours

TOTAL HOURS: 124 Credit Hours

Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership

General Education Requirements: 55 Credit Hours
Major Requirements (36) and Cognates (12): 48 Credit Hours
Free Electives: 21 Credit Hours

TOTAL HOURS: 124 Credit Hours

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

TOTAL HOURS: 27 Credit Hours

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 Credit Hours)
  • LDRS 460 Global Leadership (3 Credit Hours)
  • LDRS 490 Topics in Leadership Studies (various topics each semester) (3 Credit Hours)
  • LDRS 600 Seminar in Organizational Leadership (various topics each semester) (3 Credit Hours)
  • IDS 407 Global Challenges (formerly IDS 111) (3 Credit Hours)
  • BCOM 301 Business Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 602 Intercultural Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 606 Conflict Management through Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • GSCI 672 Geosciences: Seminar in Sustainability (3 Credit Hours)
  • MGT 301 Management Principles (3 Credit Hours)
  • MGT 410 Organizational Behavior and Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • MGT 611 Human Resource Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • MGT 614 Training and Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • THM 620 Tourism and Hospitality Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • MKT 301 Marketing Principles (3 Credit Hours)
  • POLS 310 Introduction to Public Administration (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOC 384 Modern Social Problems (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOC 460 Comparative Cultures and Societies (3 Credit Hours)

TOTAL HOURS: 9 Credit Hours

Cognate Requirements

  • ACCT 203 Principles of Accounting 1 (3 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 250 Elements of Statistics (3 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL 340 Ethics
    IDS 401 Ethical Issues in the Professions and Business (3 Credit Hours)
  • IDS 350 Multiculturalism
    IDS 360 Social Justice
    POLS 105 Current Political issues (3 Credit Hours)

TOTAL HOURS: 12 Credit Hours

For LDRS Core Course Rotation, click here.

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