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Bachelors of Science in Organizational Leadership

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 do have to complete all WKU requirements as well!

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 (From 42 upper level hours to a total of 30 upper level hours). We also offer the opportunity to use Military credit hours based in Leadership in the major electives.

If you have at least 60 credit credit hours and a 3.0 overall GPA, be sure to check out our Joint Undergraduate Masters Program ( JUMP)!

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Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership

Major Requirements Only


Required Core Courses (24 Hours)

LEAD 200 - Intro to Leadership Studies OR LEAD 300 - Leadership Theory and Application

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

LEAD 465 - Leadership Coaching


Elective Courses (24 Hours)

Click above for a list of elective options.

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 Last Modified 6/27/19