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Organizational and Community Leadership

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Conceive It, Believe It, Achieve It

Are you the type of person who questions “what is” and want to become the type of person who can inspire and motivate others to achieve “what could and should be”? If you are, then the Organizational and Community Leadership major is right for you. Organizational and Community Leadership majors accept the challenge of leadership in an increasingly complex, global and fast-paced world. With strong backgrounds in communication, business, creativity, policy, decision-making, innovation, strategic planning and project management, our graduates are prepared to lead change that improves the lives of individuals and provides vision for the future growth and well-being of public, private, government and community organizations.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Teamwork
  • Communication Strategies
  • Innovative Decision Making
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Project Management

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Communication Production
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Nonprofit Lobbyist
  • Corporate/Community Relations
  • Financial Services Specialist
  • Strategic Analyst
  • Project Coordinator
  • Leadership Development Educator

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Public Administration (MPA)
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Law
  • Social Work
  • Education
  • Public and Corporate Communication

 

What’s special about this program?

Leadership is a team effort that requires you to understand other people and yourself, so our students gain deep insights into their own personalities, desires, traits and strengths. Classes are small and interactive to provide students ample hands-on opportunities to build skills and practice leadership strategies. Through partnerships with private, nonprofit and public organizations, students work side-by-side with professionals and community leaders to design and implement change strategies for organizational improvements. Faculty are dedicated to our students’ academic growth and their personal development, and are committed to providing effective academic advisement services.

Get Involved

Independent Research

Service Learning

Study Abroad

Internships

Summer Fellowships

Legislative Fellowships

Honors Degree

4+1 combined Bachelor and Master's degree

Sample curriculum

ANTH101

 

First Year Experience

ECON101

 

Intro to Microeconomics

ECON103

 

Intro to Microeconomics
ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

LEAD100

 

Leadership, Integrity and Change

LEAD101

 

Global Contexts for Leadership

LEAD110

 

Perspectives on Leadership

 

UNIV101 

 

First Year Experience
 

University Breadth Course

 

 

Foreign Language Course 107 or higher

 

 

Math Course

 

  Sociology Course

BUAD301

 

Introduction to Marketing
COMM212

Oral Communications in Business

 

LEAD200

The Leadership Challenge

 

LEAD209

 

Presentation Strategies

PHIL105

 

Critical Thinking
PHIL202

Cont. Moral Problems

 

 

Elective Courses

 

 

Accounting/Finance Course

 

 

Univeristy Breadth Courses

 

  Communications Course
ACCT352

Law and Social Issues in Business

 

LEAD300

Leadership, Innovation and Creativity

 

LEAD341

Decision-Making and Leadership

 

STAT200

 

Basic Statistical Practice

 

 

Advanced Statistics or Research Methods Course
 

Area of Interest Courses

 

 

Community Leadership Elective

 

 

Second Writing Requirement

 

 

University Breadth Course

 

LEAD404

 

Leadership in Organizations

LEAD490

 

Senior Capstone
 

Area of Interest Course

 

 

Nonprofit Leadership Elective

 

 

Discovery Learning Courses

 

  Elective Courses

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This major is eligible for the following programs:

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