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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Organizational Leadership (A.S.)

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Program: A.S.
Department of Organizational Leadership  
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Neff Hall 288 ~ 260-481-6420

The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:  

  • Students will show an awareness of the cultural context of organizations and demonstrate their ability to work with diverse others.
  • Students will be able to design, lead and participate in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the professional and ethical implications and responsibilities of leadership.
  • Students will be able to communicate effectively in written, verbal and technological environments.
  • Students will be able to engage in self-reflection for professional and personal development.

This program helps you prepare for leadership positions or for advancement in a wide variety of organizations. The A.S. with a major in organizational leadership is of particular benefit to individuals who already possess technical skills and work experience and to students who complete the program along with a bachelor’s degree in a technical or behavioral-science area. 

To earn the A.S. with a major in organizational leadership, you must satisfy the requirements of Purdue University Fort Wayne (Regulations ) and the  College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science, Department of Organizational Leadership (Colleges ); earn a grade of C- or better in ENGL 13100, ENGL 23301, required General Education courses with a cumulative 2.0 GPA in this area, and each OL course with a 2.5 cumulative GPA in this area. Regardless if you are able to enroll in a course, you must obtain a C- or better before advancing into the next course that requires the prerequisite. A student must also complete the following requirements:

General Education Requirements Credits: 30

General Education Requirements    

Category A: Foundational Intellectual Skills

1. Written Communication Credits: 3

2. Speaking and Listening Credits: 3

3. Quantitative Reasoning Credits: 3

Category B: Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing

4. Scientific Ways of Knowing Credits: 3

 General Education Requirements  

5. Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing Credits: 6

6. Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing Credits: 3

 General Education Requirements  

7. Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing Credits: 3

 General Education Requirements  

General Education Requirement, Category A or B Credits: 6

Must take an additional 6 credits chosen from Category A or B of General Education Requirements .

Special Academic Regulations for Organizational Leadership Degree Programs

To graduate with an OL A.S. degree, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above and a major GPA of 2.5 or above. OL, business, and technical courses taken more than 10 years ago will be reviewed to determine if the course can be used to fulfill program requirements.

If you have not registered for degree-applicable courses as a Purdue Fort Wayne OL major for two consecutive semesters (excluding summer), you must satisfy the degree requirements specified in the Purdue Fort Wayne catalog that includes your year of re-entry.

Total: Credits 60

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean. 

Additional Course Use:

Courses listed below may also be considered in meeting specific degree requirements:

MA 14000, 15300 required, MA 15400, 16500, 22900 accepted

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