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2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Organizational Leadership, BS

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About the Program

With a major in organizational leadership, you will focus on leadership and innovation to develop skills as a leader for national and global technology enterprises. The broad curricula will help you learn how to lead in a variety of scenarios, from innovative technology organizations to global teams and organizational change. You will also take courses to understand how policies and law affect technology innovation and influence global technology and organizational leadership.

Organizational Leadership Website

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Department/Program Major Courses (75 credits)

Other Major Requirements

Globalization Experience

Globalization Experience - Credit Hours: 0.0

  • Complete Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Pre and Post Tests
  • Complete Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory (BEVI) Pre and Post Tests
  • Complete an Intercultural Knowledge and Effectiveness (IKE) component
  • Complete TLI-approved Global Course, Faculty-Led Study Abroad, International Internship, or International Capstone/Collaborative Project

Other Departmental Requirements (36 credits)

Other Departmental Courses (9 credits)

Selectives (27 credits)

  • Behavioral/Social Science Selective (satisfies BSS for univ core) - Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Humanities Selective (satisfies HUM for univ core) - Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Lab Science Selective (satisfies SCI for univ core) - Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Science Selective (satisfies SCI for univ core) - Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Oral Communication Selective (satisfies OC for univ core) - Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Written Communication Selective (satisfies WC for univ core) - Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Mathematics/Statistics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • History of Science & Technology Selective - Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Advanced Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.0

Electives (9 credits)

Free Electives - Credit Hours: 9.0

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Additional Requirements

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Program Requirements

15 Credits

Spring 1st Year

15 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

15 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

15 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

15 Credits

Selectives Lists

Technical Electives

Any Purdue Polytechnic or Engineering (ENGR or EPIC) course not already required on the plan of study.

Technology Focus Selectives

Military Science & Technology

Any minor in Military Science & Technology

  • Aerospace Studies (AEST)
  • Military Science & Leadership (MILT)
  • Naval Science (NAVL)


2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

32 credits of upper division courses (30000 level or higher) must be taken at Purdue University, West Lafayette.


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