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2014-2015 University Catalog 
2014-2015 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

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Organizational Leadership  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

TTLI-OLS-BS/OLSV 201410 & 201510
120 Credits for graduation

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (68 credits)

Free (4 cr) and Technical Electives (15 cr)

Free 11 (4 cr) and Technical Electives 10 (15 cr) (See Supplemental Information)

University Core Requirements


Program Requirements

Fall 1st Year

15-17 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

15 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

13-16 Credits

Fall 4th Year

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

  • English Selective 6 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Professional Specialization Selective 4 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free Elective 11 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective 10 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective 10 - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


*Fulfills University Core

1) Students must earn a C or higher in all OLS courses.

2) 120 credits listed above are required for the OLS Bachelor of Science degree.

3) 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

4) 32 credits of upper division courses (30000 level or higher) must be taken at Purdue University, West Lafayette.


See below for all supplemental Information

Degree Requirements

The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

myPurdue Plan is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion

OLS Supplemental Information

All prerequisites must be met

MA Foundation Selective (minimum 5 credits)

1 See approved UCC Quantitative Reasoning list at: http://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/course.html

Science Foundation Selective (3 credits)

3 See approved UCC Science list at: http://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/course.html

Professional Specialization Selective (9 credits)

4 *Any University recognized minor can fulfill this requirement.

Written Communication Foundation Selective (minimum 3 credits)

5 Written Communication Foundation Selective

English Selective (3 credits)

6 Any ENGL course that is not being used for the Written Communication Foundation Selective or ENGL 42000 /42100 

Humanities Foundational Selective (3 credits)

8 See approved Humanities list at: https://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/course.html

OLS Experiential Requirement (3 credits)

9 OLS Experiential Requirement

Technical Elective (15 credits)

10 Technical Elective

Free Elective (4 credits)

11 Any non-remedial course offered for credit at the University not already required/being used on the plan of study

Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Expired Course

Any course without a link to its description is one that has been expired.  However, this course could fulfill the degree requirement historically.

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