The Organizational Leadership program is designed to:
- facilitate life-long learning goals of adult learners;
- provide an opportunity for adult learners to develop additional knowledge in the areas of leadership, organizational change, workplace development and performance;
- provide an opportunity for adult learners to develop frther knowledge in a specific area of concentration;
- provide an avenue of higher education that meets the needs of adult learners for personal enrichment and/or professional advancement;
- provide adult learners with educational mobility options in a world where career changes are increasing;
- provide a relevant, flexible curriculum desgined for working adult students that offers the potential to apply prior learning through course credit and work/life experiences to the degree plan; and
- contribute to the economic development goals of the state of Louisiana by providing a relevant degree option for working adults to earn a baccalaureate degree.
Prior to admission to the program, a student must be 25 years or older, have earned 60 college-level credit hours, and have completed 39 hours of general education requirements as listed below:
- English Composition - 6 hours
- Mathematics - 6 hours
- Includes mathematics, statistics, and symbolic logic.
- Must include College Algebra or above.
- Natural Sciences - 9 hours
- Must include both biological and physical sciences. Six hours must be earned in a single biological or physical science area; the remaining 3 hours must be earned in a science area other than that previously selected.
- Biological sciences include biology, biochemistry, botany, environmental science, microbiology, and zoology.
- Physical sciences include astronomy/meteorology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, physical science, and physics.
- Humanities - 9 hours
- Includes classical studies, communication, foreign language (above intro-level), history, literature, philosophy, and religious studies.
- Must include 3 hours of public speaking.
- Fine Arts - 3 hours
- Includes applied arts, dance, music, theatre, and visual arts.
- Social/Behavioral Sciences - 6 hours
- Includes anthropology, criminal justice, economics, geography, international studies, government/political science, psychology, and sociology.