Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership

Degree Requirements

  • An earned Associate of Applied Science degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Final 30 credit hours completed at Lincoln College-Normal
  • Minimum of 30 hours of upper division credit (300/400 level)
  • Complete 120 credit hours

General Education

Lower Level (12 Hours)

May be completed at the associate level.

  • ENG 101: English Composition I (“C” or better)
  • ENG 102: English Composition II (“C” or better
  • SPE 101: Fundamentals of Speech
  • MAT 104: College Algebra (Prereq. “C” or better in MAT 095 or IAI, College Level Math Course)
Upper Level (24 Hours)

Communication (6 hours)

  • CMN 302: Techniques of Persuasion
  • ENG 302: Professional Writing (Prereq. ENG 102)

Humanities (6 hours)

  • PHL 302: Values and Choices
  • PHL 303: Contemporary Philosophy and Politics

Social Sciences (6 hours)

  • ANT 302: Global Issues
  • SOC 306: Sociology and Social Institutions

Critical Reasoning and Analytic Methods (6 hours)

  • CRT 301: Critical Thinking
  • CRT 303: Research Methods (Prereq. C or better in MAT 110)

Organizational Leadership Core Courses (21 hours)

May be completed at the associate level.

  • ORL 201: Foundations of Leadership
  • CMN 310: Conflict Management
  • HIS 301: Studies in Leadership
  • BUS 316: Workforce Diversity
  • BUS 318: Organizational Behavior and Theory (Corereq. BUS 205)
  • BUS 412: Organizational Leadership (Prereq. BUS 318)
  • ORL 401: Strategic Organizational Development and Change

Senior Coursework (3 hours)

  • ORL 495: Advanced Leadership Philosophy and Practice (Final Course)