Organizational Leadership

Bachelor of Science

The online Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership will focus on the practices, theories, issues, parameters, and specific ramifications of organizational leadership. The program is ideal not only for traditional students who wish to take advantage of online course delivery but also for working professionals, military members, transfer students and others seeking alternative routes to degree completion.

The Organization Leadership degree has options that allow adults to earn college credits for knowledge gained from a variety of work experiences, professional training, military service and professional certificate programs. These experiences may be documented through transcripts from the American Council on Education (ACE), the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or presented in a portfolio that contains sufficient information and documentation to affirm college-level learning.

Students in the program will be able to select a concentration in one of the following areas:

  • Health Care Administration
  • Office Administration and Technology
  • Public Service Administration

Area A: Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1101Intro to Mathematical Modeling3
or MATH 1111 College Algebra
Area B: Institutional Options*
COMM 1100Human Communications3
or COMM 1110 Fundamentals of Speech
Choose from the following (one or two as required*):1-2
Argumentation and Advocacy
Intro to Greek Mythology
Creative Writing
Elec Tech in Educ Enviro (2 credit hours)
Natural Hazards
Appalachian Hist-Special Topic
Sports Hist & Amer Character
Mystery Fiction in Pop Culture
Political and Social Rhetoric
Christian Fiction/Pop Culture
Health & Wellness Concepts
Race and Ethnicity in America
Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts
Choose one to two ENGL course(s):3-6
World Literature I
World Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I (eCore's ENGL 2131)
American Literature II (eCore's ENGL 2132)
Intro to Film as Literature
If only one ENGL course chosen, add one of the following:0-3
Art Appreciation
Expressions of Culture I
Expressions of Culture II
Music Appreciation
World Music
American Music
Theatre Appreciation
Area D: Science/Mathematics/Technology*
Choose two, one MUST be a Lab Science Elective (noted with "K"):7-8
Astronomy of the Solar System
Stellar and Galactic Astronomy
Environmental Studies
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Botany
Survey of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Environmental Sciences
Intro Geosciences I
Principles of Geology
Historical Geology
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
Choose one elective:3-4
Computer Concepts/Programming
Principles of Programming I
Principles of Programming II
Precalculus Mathematics
Applied Calculus
Introduction to Statistics
Intro to Statistics
Calculus and Analytic Geom I
Calculus I
Calculus and Analytic Geom II
Area E: Social Science
HIST 2111United States History to 18773
or HIST 2112 United States Hist since 1877
POLS 1101American Government3
Choose two electives:6
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
Intro to Human Geography
Intro to Physical Geography
World Civilization to 1650 CE
World Civilization since 1650
United States History to 1877
United States Hist since 1877
Intro to World Religions
Intro to Philosophical Issues
Logic and Critical Thinking
Introduction to Psychology
Psychology of Adjustment
Human Development
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Area F: Major Related
Courses to be chosen in consultation with advisor based on chosen Concentration.18
Principles of Accounting I
Principles of Accounting II
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
The Environment of Business
Fundamentals of Computer Appli
Intro to Mass Communication
Intro to Criminal Justice
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
Elementary French I
Elementary French II
Elementary German I
Elementary German II
ORGL 2050Communication for the Wrkplce3
ORGL 3400Technology for Organizations3
POLS 4218Project Mgmt in Public Sector3
ENGL 3405Professional/Technical Writing3
POLS 4200Principles of Public Admin3
POLS 4219Public Human Resource Mgmt3
POLS 4204Public Finance3
ORGL 3200Organizational Development3
ORGL 3000Reflective Seminar I1
ORGL 3050Reflective Seminar II1
ORGL 4000Reflective Seminar III1
ORGL 4690Capstone Seminar3
Choose one 12-hour Concentration plus 18 hours of Guided Electives:30
Computer Operating Systems ***
Web Design & Multimedia ***
Desktop Publishing ***
Virtual Office Technology ***
Contemporary Office Skills
Admin Office Procedures
Health Care Organizations
Health Care Economics
US Health Care Systems
Health Care Communication
Designing Health Comm Msgs
Health Care Compliance
Health Information Mgmt
Healthcare Ethics and Law
Public Policy
Political Science Methods II
Interorganizational Behavior
Modern Public Management
Mgmt Non-Profit Organizations
Grant Writing Non-Profit Organ
Administrative Law & Govt
Govt Organization & Adm Theory
Advanced Communication Skills
Professional Ethics
Total Hours120-122

If 11 credit hours are taken in Area D, 4 credit hours are required in Area B. If 10 credit hours are taken in Area D, 5 credit hours are required in Area B.


BUSA 2201 (formerly MGIS 2201), CAPS 1101, and the formerly offered ACED 2400 are equivalent courses. No more than one may be counted toward degree completion.


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