Major College of Business & Health Administration
The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership (BSOL) targets the key issues and challenges in today’s work environment.
“Doing more with less” requires leadership skills at all levels. To paraphrase Henrik Ibsen, “an organization is like a ship, everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.”
Flexible and convenient
All classes are taught online to meet the needs of busy adults. Students can complete this degree in as little as 2 years.
All faculty have work experience and are highly skilled adult student educators
Excellent support services
Academic advising, financial aid and career services are just some of the support systems designed for our adult learners.
Credit for prior learning
Completion of degree requires 128 semester hours of credit. Students can complete the degree though a combination of transfer credit, prior learning credit and USF coursework.
Students must transfer a minimum of 64 semester hours. A maximum of 80 semester hours may be transferred from a community college. At least 32 semester hours must be taken at USF. The number of semester hours needed to complete the program depends on the number of transferable semester hours the student brings into the program. The Academic Advising Center will evaluate a student’s previous credit from a community college, four-year college and/or hospital-based program. A student must complete a total (transfer or USF credit) of 128 semester hours to graduate.
Prior Learning Assessment
Many adults have experienced college-level learning outside the traditional classroom. Such learning can be as valuable as that gained through traditional undergraduate coursework. For example, students who have been in managerial or supervisory positions and have learning through work experiences, non-credit courses, seminars, in-service training programs, military training and more, may be eligible for credit for Leadership courses.
Developing a portfolio within the guidelines of the Prior Learning Assessment Program completes documentation of this learning. More information can be obtained from your admission counselor and the Prior Learning Assessment coordinator.
Major (27 semester hours)
Required Major Courses (21 semester hours):
Leadership Principles (3)
Interpersonal Communication (or MGMT 351) (3)
Team Building and Development (3)
Technology in Leadership (3)
Organizational Development (or MGMT 303) (3)
Ethics in the Work Place (or PHIL 330) (3)
Human Resources for Leaders (or MGMT 360) (3)
Electives (two for 6 credit hours minimum):
Strategies for Change (3)
Strategic Human Resource Development (3)
Training and Development (3)
Performance Improvement (3)
Contemporary Issues in Leadership (3)
Supervisory Management (3)
Business, Society & Environment (3)
Service Management (3)
Assigned Research in Leadership (Prerequisite: Leadership Principles or Management & Organizational Behavior) (1-3)
Required for Liberal Education (24 credit hours):
Writing for Professionals (3)
Research and Decision Making (3)
Christianity in the Modern World (3)
Founders of the Modern World (3)
Understanding Literature and the Arts (3)
Environmental Science and Social Implications (3)
Contemporary Mathematical Thinking (3)
Students may choose to take two graduate courses in their final year instead of two of the above elective courses as a bridge to a master’s degree.
Bridge to the Master of Science in Health Administration:
Any two courses with permission of your advisor
Bridge to the Master of Science in Management
Developing Personal Leadership (4)
Performance Measurement and Financial Management (4)
Bridge to the Masters of Science in Training and Development
Adult Learning and Development (4)
Program Development and Evaluation (4)
For more curriculum information:
See the USF Catalog