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Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Organizational Leadership

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Organizational Leadership is an
interdisciplinary integrative approach that will prepare students to gain a solid theoretical
and practical education in the principles of effective leadership. The program objective
is to provide students with an education to facilitate and enhance their professional
employability within their respective field of study or continue on to graduate study.
The program emphasizes understanding leadership issues and applying the exercise of
ethical leadership in complex social, culturally diverse, team, and organizational settings.

Program Learning Outcomes
• Compare and justify the need for leadership and management concepts by
analyzing and reviewing a variety of processes.
• Explore and examine leadership roles within their chosen career field through the
demonstration of professional competence and confidence.
• Discuss the knowledge, methods, and techniques needed to develop and motivate
followers, resolve conflict and disputes.
• Examine and distinguish organizations as complex systems and the implications of
workplace diversity, organizational change, and corporate culture.
• Select and apply techniques to continually improve an organization by using critical
thinking, problem solving, and various research methods to support decisions.
• Through service learning, students will synthesize and interpret the impact social
responsibility plays on significant political and social issues such as poverty, welfare,
single parenting, and homelessness.
• Differentiate and compare principles of management, leadership, administration,
and supervision.
• Illustrate strong written and oral communication skills consistent with or surpassing
generally accepted standards for college graduates.
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• Identify, compare, and research varied social, cultural, ethical, and aesthetic
values while comparing perceptions of followers and leaders based on those
followership styles.

Program Requirements
In addition to the 60 credits of general education and elective requirements (SOC100
is a required general elective), students are required to take a concentration group of
courses to total 124 credits. Each concentration listed below consists of 64 credits
including 43 core credits and 21 credits specific to the concentration.
Organizational Leadership Core Courses – 43 credits
BUS220 Principles of Management
BUS245 Human Resources
BUS365 Organizational Behavior
BUS401 Organizational Process Improvement
BUS402 Organizational Change Management
COM235 Management Proposal Writing
COM265 Organizational Communications and Leadership
IDS325 Nature of Leadership
IDS400 Topics in Multiculturalism
INT499 Bachelors Degree Internship
LGS370 Alternative Dispute Resolution
PHI105 Ethics
SOC350 Social Responsibility
SOC400 Leadership in Society
STS300 Job Pursuit Seminar

Choice Courses
Students must complete 21 credits with 15 credits at the 300 level or higher from the
following list:
ALH320 Health Services Organization and Management
BUS330 Non-Profit Organizations
BUS355 Project Management
COM405 Crisis Communications
CRI416 Crisis Management
HSM215 Emergency Management
HSM420 Emergency Management: Disaster Policy and Politics
LGS217 Employment Law
POL225 Congress and American Presidency
POL310 Public Policy
POL320 State and Local Government
POL325 Conflicts in American Government

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