Bachelor of Professional Studies-Organizational Leadership concentration

Program Requirements (120 hours)

The courses listed below under each of the noted categories have been developed to meet the course standards for the Regents Online Degree Programs. Students should check with their advisor regarding other online and traditional courses that may meet the requirements of the noted categories.

1. University Admission

You must apply and meet the admission requirements for your university home institution.

2. General Education

You must meet the General Education Requirements of your home institution. It is critical to talk with your advisor(s) prior to enrollment regarding the General Education Requirements and transferability.

  • Complete all of your general education courses through your university, OR
  • Meet with the university Transcript Advisor to determine which prior college credits and/or work experience credits fulfill the university general education requirements, OR
  • Complete the General Education Requirements online through any of the Board of Regents Community Colleges. Be sure to consult your university advisor prior to taking courses.

3. Professional Core (Choose courses from each area)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Administration & Supervision (choose one)
PADM 3601 Public Administration 3
MGMT 3610 Principles of Management 3
TECH 4381 Principles of Supervision 3
LIST 4093 Special Topics and Leadership 3
Organizational Systems (choose one)
PM 4120 Organizational Theory & Behavior 3
PADM 4226 Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations 3
Team & Organizational Relations (choose one)
ORCO 3240 Organization Communications 3
COMM 4410 Conflict Negotiation and Resolution  
COMM 3010 Integrated Corporate Communication 3
Statistical Methods (choose one)
SOCI 4510 Introduction to Social Research 3
SOAA 3350 Social Statistics 3
JOUR 4410 Public Relations Research 3
Written Communications (choose two courses from this area)
ENGL 3134 Computers, Writing & Literature 3
ENGL 3250 Professional Communication 3
JOUR 3421 Public Relations Writing 3
International Context (choose one)
SPAN 3550 Latin America: The Countries and the Peoples 3
POLI 4350 International Law 3
JOUR 4712 Mass Media & Cultures 3
PS 3510 International Political Economy 3
POLS 3010 Comparative Politics 3
Total hours: 21

4. Organizational Leadership (Choose five)

BMGT 3630 Human Resource Management 3
SW 3200 Cultural Diversity 3
JOUR 3400 Introduction to Public Relations 3
MGMT 4800 Corporate Etiquette 3
PSY 3590 Psychology of Personality 3
PSYC 3210 Abnormal Psychology 3
BMGT 3600 International Management 3
PADM 4401 Comparative Public Administration 3
LDSP 3000 Leadership Development 3
JOUR 3409 Public Relations Case Studies 3
COMM 3560 Intercultural Communication 3
Total hours: 15

5. Culminating Projects

UNIV 4995 Culminating Special Project 3
Total hours: 3

6. Electives/Additional General Education

Upon need - 21 hours (discuss elective course options with your academic advisor) 

7. Graduation Requirements

Include the following:

  • At least 120 semester hours total.
  • At least 30 semester hours must be awarded by the degree-granting institution.
  • At least 45 semester hours at the 3000-4000 level.
  • No more than 24 semester hours in business courses.

Graduation: You may receive your diploma by mail or attend the official graduation activities and ceremonies at your home institution.

Diploma: Your home institution will conduct your program audit and grant your degree. Your degree will note the name of your home institution.  Your diploma will be the same as all other diplomas. 

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