Western Kentucky University

WKU-O Undergraduate Programs

Organizational Leadership

The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership is an interdisciplinary degree designed to provide you with an understanding of leadership roles and responsibilities at various levels within different types of organizations. Whether running your own business or working with large groups in a multinational company, you can use these principles to help you understand how your organization can function most effectively.
This broad-based degree provides a framework for understanding how organizations work. You will take courses introducing leadership, organizational development, and management while broadening your global and social-cultural perspectives. This variety of coursework matches the diverse experiences and responsibilities you will face in leadership situations.

 

Careers

- Event Planning
- Managing various businesses and organizations
- Recreational Leadership
- Public Policy
- Campaign Management
- Environmental Law

A leadership degree is valuable in almost every career field. Along with your development in leadership, you will improve your written and verbal communication skills and your problem-solving ability. You will develop an ability to assess the needs of any organization and learn how to plan and implement changes within it. Your degree, along with the skills and knowledge you bring, will increase your marketability in any field you choose.

 

Coursework

For a listing of the coursework for this program, follow this link to the academic plan.

 

WKU-O Requirements

120 college-level undergraduate semester hours including the following:
- 39 semester hours of General Education, or General Education Certified/Associate of Arts/Science degree from KCTCS
- 42 semester hours of upper-division credit (300-400 level courses)
- 30 hours must be earned in residence (at WKU), at least 16 of which must be completed after the semester in which the student earned a cumulative total of at least 90 hours.

 

Internship

Internships and volunteering provide more for students than just networking, wages (if applicable) and work experience. These opportunities provide students a chance to take a career path for a "test drive." Internships and observations give students the opportunity to compare career expectations to work life reality and take control of making life decisions about their career. Please contact WKU-Owensboro Career Services at (270) 684-9797 for more information or email david.powers@wku.edu for an appointment.

 

 

 Last Modified 5/30/14