Welcome to Organizational Leadership!
The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership provides an academic foundation for the professional and career-focused study of leadership principles and skills. It is specifically designed to advance the professional objectives of students who desire to complete a baccalaureate degree for career advancement and expanded job opportunities. The combination of leadership, management, and global and social-cultural perspectives provides graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective leadership at various levels and in a variety of occupational settings.
This degree program requires a minimum of 48 semester hours: 24 hours in the leadership core plus 24 hours in identified electives. Students must meet all University requirements for admission, continuance in the program, and graduation. Students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership must have previously earned an associate’s degree from a regionally-accredited program.
Students who transfer to WKU with an applied associate degree (e.g., Associate of Applied Science) receive a 12-hour waiver from the overall upper-level course requirement.
Bachelor of Science in
(2015 - 2016 Catalog Term)
Required Courses (24 Hours)
LEAD 200: Intro to Leadership Studies
OR LEAD 300: Leadership Theory and Application
MGT/BUS 210: Organization and Management
LEAD 325: Leading Change
LEAD 330: Leading Ethics and Decision Making
LEAD 395- Contemporary Leadership Issues
LEAD 400- Practicum in Leading
LEAD 440- Leading Teams
LEAD 450 - Leading in Global Contexts
Elective Courses (24 Hours)
Students may choose from the list below OR take other electives approved by their Organizational Leadership advisor.
AMS 430- Tech Management/ Supervision/ Team Building
HCA 340- Healthcare Organization and Management
MGT 311- Human Resource Management
MGT 314- Operations Management
MGT 361- Business Communication Fundamentals
MGT 417- Organizational Behavior
MGT 419- Management of Organizational Conflict
PS 110- American National Government
PS 311- Introduction to Public Policy
PS 338- Government and Ethics
PS 440- Elements of Public Administration
PSY 350- Social Psychology
PSY 355- Issues in Cross-Cultural Psychology
PSY 370- Industrial/Organizational Psychology
SOCL 360- The Community in Rural and Urban Settings
SOCL 362- Social Institutions: Race, Class and Gender
SOCL 375 Diversity in American Society
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