Western Kentucky University

Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership

Bachelor's Program


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.

If you have earned an associate's degree, this program can prepare you for supervisory and management careers in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

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.


BS in Organizational Leadership

(2012-2013 Catalog Term) 

Prerequisites are in parenthesis after each course listing.


Required Courses (27 Hours)


Lead 200- Intro to Leadership Studies (General Education Category C) 

 AND 5 of the following options:

LEAD 325- Leading Change (LEAD 200)

LEAD 330- Leading Ethics and Decision Making (LEAD 200)

LEAD 395- Contemporary Leadership Issues (LEAD 200)

LEAD 400- Practicum in Leading (LEAD 200, 325, 330, 395)

LEAD 440- Leading Teams (LEAD 200)

LEAD 450- Leading in Global Contexts (LEAD 200)


 MGT 210- Organization and Management 

 AND 2 of the following options:

MGT 311- Human Resource Management

MGT 314- Operations Management (ECON 206)

MGT 361- Business Communication Fundamentals

MGT 417- Organizational Behavior (MKT 210)

MGT 419- Management of Organizational Conflict


Elective Courses (21 Hours)

AMS 430- Tech Management/ Supervision/ Team Building

HCA 340- Healthcare Organization and Management

PS 110- American National Government (General Education Category C)

PS 311- Introduction to Public Policy (PS 110)

PS 338- Government and Ethics

PS 440- Elements of Public Administration

PSY 350- Social Psychology (General Education Category C)

PSY 355- Issues in Cross-Cultural Psychology

PSY 370- Industrial/Organizational Psychology (PSY 100)

SOCL 360- The Community in Rural and Urban Settings (6hrs of SOCL)

SOCL 362- Social Institutions: Race, Class and Gender (General Education Category E)

SOCL 375 Diversity in American Society (General Education Category E)


It is possible to simultaneously receive the GIS Certificated with selected electives from the following:

GEOG 280- Intro to Environmental Science (General Education Category D)

GEOG 316- Fundamentals of Geographic Info Systems

GEOG 317- Geographic Information Systems

GEOG 380- Principles of Global Sustainability

GEOG 417- GIS Analysis and Modeling

GEOG 419- GIS Applications Development

GEOG 474- Environmental Planning

GEOG 487- Environmental Law and Policy

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 Last Modified 9/19/13