Organizational Leadership, Associates of Science

Program Purpose

The Associate of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership will prepare students for successful leadership in project management, staff management, and administrative positions.  It will also serve as a pathway for students to pursue a bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership, Business Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Criminal Justice, Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, and Law, Policy, and Political Science.

Program of Study

The program includes a wide variety of general education courses that would be applicable to any undergraduate degree within the University, and comprehensive business coursework which includes management and innovative leadership and integrates social science, leadership psychology, workplace culture, and trauma-informed approaches.

Program Competencies

Graduating students will:

1. Identify innovative leadership practices.

2. Identify change for organizational effectiveness.

3. Describe the introductory concepts of traditional areas of business to include organizational leadership (Business Core).

4. Exhibit effective leadership skills, including cultural humility, in a diverse and multicultural environment.

5. Assess and support high-level organizational projects including the importance of supporting, motivating and evaluating team members as well as managing conflict.


General Education Requirements (30-31 credits)

CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

ENG 121 English Composition I

ENG 122 English Composition II

ENG 131 Public Speaking

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

Natural Science Elective

Electives (6 credits)

Free Elective


Free Elective


FYE 101 First Year Experience Seminar

Organizational Leadership Core (24 credits)

BBM 201 Principles of Management

BBM 220 Foundations of Business Communication

BBM 306 Foundations of Innovative Leadership

HRM 310 Organizational Development

FIN 300 Applied Concepts in Accounting and Finance

ORG 302 Psychology of Leadership

ORG 444 Organizational Justice, Ethics, and Social Responsibility

PSY 420 Introduction to Trauma-Informed Approaches

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2024-2025 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2023 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.