Organizational Leadership Major

Major Area of Emphasis

Students must complete requirements in one of the following areas of emphasis:

  • Applied Communication
  • Business Administration
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Emergency Management
  • Environmental Policy & Planning
  • Management in Health Systems
  • Public and Nonprofit Management
  • Self-Directed

Applied Communication

Supporting Courses12
Introduction to Leadership
Writing Course
Research and Rhetoric
Business and Media Writing
Communication Skills (choose 2 courses):
Introduction to Communication
Fundamentals of Public Address
Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication
Business and Media Writing
Small Group Communication
Upper-Level Courses18
Required Courses:
Leadership in Organizations
Human Resource and Risk Management
Organizational Research and Statistics
Budgeting and Financial Management
Organizational Leadership Capstone
Choose one of the following:
Organizational Behavior Across Sectors
Organizational Behavior
Applied Communication Electives:12
Choose 12 credits of 300/400-level COMM courses
Total Credits42

Business Administration

Supporting Courses12
Business and Its Environment
Introduction to Leadership
Writing Course
Research and Rhetoric
Business and Media Writing
Communication Skills (choose one course):
Introduction to Communication
Fundamentals of Public Address
Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication
Small Group Communication
Upper-Level Courses18
Required Courses:
Leadership in Organizations
Human Resource and Risk Management
Organizational Research and Statistics
Budgeting and Financial Management
Organizational Leadership Capstone
Choose one of the following:
Organizational Behavior Across Sectors
Organizational Behavior
Business Administration Emphasis: (Choose 4 courses)12-13
e-Entrepreneurship and Digital Management
Small Business Management & Family Entrepreneurship
Leadership Development
Organizational Culture & Design
Project Management
Supply Chain Management
Total Credits42-43

Early Childhood Education

Supporting Courses9
Introduction to Leadership
Writing Course
Research and Rhetoric
Business and Media Writing
Communication Skills (choose one course):
Introduction to Communication
Fundamentals of Public Address
Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication
Small Group Communication
Upper-Level Courses18
Required Courses:
Leadership in Organizations
Human Resource and Risk Management
Organizational Research and Statistics
Budgeting and Financial Management
Organizational Leadership Capstone
Choose one of the following:
Organizational Behavior Across Sectors
Organizational Behavior
Early Childhood Education Emphasis18
Introduction to the Art and Science of Teaching in Early Childhood
The Early Years of Literacy and Language Development
Current Trends in Early Childhood Education
Infancy and Early Childhood Development
Elective (6 credits):
any upper-level EDUC or HUM DEV course
Total Credits45

Emergency Management

Supporting Courses9
Introduction to Leadership
Writing Course
Research and Rhetoric
Business and Media Writing
Communication Skills (choose one course):
Introduction to Communication
Fundamentals of Public Address
Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication
Small Group Communication
Upper-Level Courses18
Required Courses:
Leadership in Organizations
Human Resource and Risk Management
Organizational Research and Statistics
Budgeting and Financial Management
Organizational Leadership Capstone
Choose one of the following:
Organizational Behavior Across Sectors
Organizational Behavior
Emergency Management Emphasis (choose 12 credits):12
Principles and Practices of Emergency Management
Strategic Emergency Preparedness, Planning and Implementation
Disaster Response Operations and Management
Disaster Recovery
Political and Policy Dimensions of Emergency Management
Total Credits39
 

Environmental Policy & Planning 

Supporting Courses12
Introduction to Leadership
Environment and Society
Writing Course
Research and Rhetoric
Business and Media Writing
Communication Skills (choose one course):
Introduction to Communication
Fundamentals of Public Address
Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication
Small Group Communication
Upper-Level Courses18
Required Courses:
Leadership in Organizations
Human Resource and Risk Management
Organizational Research and Statistics
Budgeting and Financial Management
Organizational Leadership Capstone
Choose one of the following:
Organizational Behavior Across Sectors
Organizational Behavior
Environmental Policy and Planning (choose 4 courses):12
Environmental Politics and Policy
Sustainable Land Use
Transitioning to Sustainable Communities
Public Policy Analysis
Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation
Building Sustainable Landscapes
Internship
Total Credits42

Management in Health Systems

Supporting Courses9
Introduction to Leadership
Writing Course
Research and Rhetoric
Business and Media Writing
Communication Skills (choose one course):
Introduction to Communication
Fundamentals of Public Address
Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication
Small Group Communication
Upper-Level Courses18
Required Courses:
Leadership in Organizations
Human Resource and Risk Management
Organizational Research and Statistics
Budgeting and Financial Management
Organizational Leadership Capstone
Choose one of the following:
Organizational Behavior Across Sectors
Organizational Behavior
Healthcare Management Emphasis:12
Health Care Systems
Healthcare Management
Healthcare Economics & Policy
Population Healthcare Management
Total Credits39

Public and Nonprofit Management

Supporting Courses12
Introduction to Leadership
Introduction to Public Administration
Writing Course
Research and Rhetoric
Business and Media Writing
Communication Skills (choose one course):
Introduction to Communication
Fundamentals of Public Address
Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication
Small Group Communication
Upper-Level Courses18
Required Courses:
Leadership in Organizations
Human Resource and Risk Management
Organizational Research and Statistics
Budgeting and Financial Management
Organizational Leadership Capstone
Choose one of the following:
Organizational Behavior Across Sectors
Organizational Behavior
Public and Nonprofit Management Emphasis (choose 12 credits):12
Public and Non-Profit Management
Philanthropy: Civic Engagement through Giving
Service in the Public Sector
Public Policy Analysis
Public and Nonprofit Budgeting
Fundraising and Marketing for Nonprofits
Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation
Internship
Total Credits42

Self-Directed 

Organizational Leadership Core
Supporting Courses9
Introduction to Leadership
Writing Course
Research and Rhetoric
Business and Media Writing
Communication Skills (choose one course):
Introduction to Communication
Fundamentals of Public Address
Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication
Small Group Communication
Upper-Level Courses18
Required Courses:
Leadership in Organizations
Human Resource and Risk Management
Organizational Research and Statistics
Budgeting and Financial Management
Organizational Leadership Capstone
Choose one of the following:
Organizational Behavior Across Sectors
Organizational Behavior
Self-Directed Emphasis12
Choose 12 credits of 300 - 400 upper level courses approved by an adviser.
Total Credits39