Organizational Leadership

Vision Statement

The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership (BSOL) program provides adult learners the opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree, with coursework based in theories and concepts related to human psychology, communication, ethics, and business management. The BSOL program fosters students’ skills and abilities in interpersonal development and effective leadership. The BSOL program allows students to complete their degrees through a hybrid format, with a schedule that is flexible and conducive for working professionals. It is our goal to graduate students with a strong sense of self-confidence and ability to effectively manage their careers and further academic pursuits.

Undergraduate Curriculum 

Successful completion of this program requires that students to earn a total of 120 credits. The curriculum for undergraduate students in Organizational Leadership consists of a combination of general education and courses in the major. The remaining credits may be earned through transfer (including CLEP) and/or elective courses.


Students will be assigned an academic advisor upon entry into the program. The academic advisor will meet with each assigned student three (3) times annually: Fall, Spring, and Summer. The academic advisor will assist students with their academic planning towards their degree completion. Students will also be assigned a capstone advisor to assist with their capstone project sessions. The capstone advisor will guide the student through the capstone process as well as be available for one-on-one meetings.

Program Learning Goals for the BS in Organizational Leadership

By the completion of the program, students will:

1.  Demonstrate appropriate competency in oral and written communication and presentation skills

2.  Work effectively in small and large group settings

3.  Conduct research, drawing on and documenting a variety of sources deemed appropriate for academic work and synthesize findings in a coherent way

4.  Apply theories and concepts of effective leadership

5.  Evaluate the impact of multicultural, ethical, and environmental perspectives in decision making

6.  Analyze the social, legal, and economic aspects of a problem/ situation in order to devise an appropriate strategy for problem-solving

I. General Education (39 credits)

PSEG 110Foundations for Professional Writing3
PSRL 217Religions in the Workplace3
PSLS 368Leadership & Literature3
Humanities Elective3
2 Religious Studies Electives6
PSMT 221Statistical Research Methods3
Math Elective3
PSEV 490Environmental Issues3
Science Elective3
PSEC 231Economics3
PSPY 249Industrial Psychology3
PSLW 365Legal Aspects & Analysis of the Organization3
PSEG 226Organizational Communication3
Social Science Elective3
Total Credits45

II. Liberal Arts & Sciences Electives (15 Credits)

PSPY 280General Psychology (Social Science Elective)3
PSPY 381Applied Psychology for Managers (Social Science Elective)3
PSPY 316Ten Theories of Human Nature (Social Science Elective)3
PSEE 233Resiliency Development in the Workplace3
PSEE 141The Psychology of Motivation and Leadership (Social Science Electives)3
PSEE 207Public Speaking (Social Science Elective)3
PSEE 101Adult Development (Social Science Elective)3
PSEE 291Career Development (Social Science Elecive)3
PSSP 101Spanish I (Humanities Elective)3
PSRL 274Religion & Social Justice (Religion Elecive)3
PSRL 379Religion and Popular Culture (Religion Elective)3
PSEE 360The History of Art (Humanities Elective)3
PSEE 370The History and Culture of Modern China (Humanities Elective)3
PSSC 344Fundamentals in Human Nutrition (Science Elective)3
PSSC 394Everyday Biology (Science Elective)3
PSMT 195Modern Mathematics for the Organizational Leader (Mathematics Elective)3

Liberal arts and sciences comprise the disciplines of the humanities, natural science, mathematics, and social science.

III. Courses in Organizational Leadership (33 Credits)

PSLS 102Theories and Reflection of the Adult Learner3
PSLS 111Organizational Change3
PSLS 151Conflict Management in Complex Adaptive Systems3
PSCM 371Visual Communications3
PSLS 275Teams & Group Dynamics3
PSCM 326Inter-Cultural Communication3
PSLS 287Capstone Preparation Seminar1
PSLS 351Organizational Leadership3
PSLS 375Organizational Ethics3
PSLS 386Capstone Project Proposal1
PSLS 401Social Psychology of the Workplace3
PSLS 450Strategic Planning3
PSLS 487Capstone Presentation1
Total Credits33

IV. Open Electives (27 Credits)

Free Electives

PSEE 201Introduction to Computer Programming (Free Elective)3
PSEE 236Essential Finance Skills for Emerging Leaders (Free Elective)3
PSEE 238Personal Finance (Free Elective)3
PSEE 239Essential Accounting Skills for Emerging Leaders (Free Elective)3
PSEE 246Managerial Marketing (Free Elective)3

Total Credits required to graduate: 120   

BSOL Academic Plan at a Glance

First YearCredits
PSLS 1023
PSEG 1103
PSLS 1513
PSLS 2753
PSCM 3713
PSEG 2263
Second YearCredits
PSLS 2871
PSLS 1113
PSLS 3513
PSLS 3753
PSEC 2313
PSLS 4013
PSLW 3653
Third YearCredits
PSLS 3861
PSRL 2173
PSMT 2213
PSCM 3263
PSPY 2493
PSEV 4903
PSLS 3683
PSLS 4503
PSLS 4871
Total Credits: 60

Upon matriculation students are able to transfer 60 credits towards their Bachelor's degree after assessment from the Assistant Dean.                                                            

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