Sep 27, 2023
Neff Hall 288 ~ 260-481-6420
The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues and theories in the areas of leadership, human resources systems and team design and facilitation.
- 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.
The bachelor’s program focuses on leadership roles, the human relations concerns of supervisors and managers, and human resource issues. Courses emphasize current and future workplace topics such as teamwork and work groups, facilitation skills, employee training and development, individual creativity and innovation, workforce diversity, employee health and safety, and overseeing change.
To earn the B.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 (or approved substitute), required General Education courses with a cumulative 2.0 GPA in this area, and each OL course with a cumulative 2.5 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:
1. Written Communication: Credits 3
2. Speaking and Listening: Credits 3
3. Quantitative Reasoning: Credits 3
5. Social and Behavioral Ways of knowing: Credits 6
8. Capstone Experience: Credits 3
OL Core and Major Courses: Credits 30
Technical Support Requirements: Credits 21
Choose from the following: Credits 3
Choose from the following: Credits 3
Choose from the following: Credits: 3
Concentration Credits: See list below for credits required
In consultation with Purdue Fort Wayne academic departments, OL has compiled interdisciplinary career concentrations such as:
Environmental Health and Safety (18)
Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management (18)
Human Resource Management (18)
Information Technology (18)
Legal Studies (18)
Physical Therapy (19)
Service Industry (18)
Training & Development (18)
A minor may be substituted for the concentration. See the OL academic advisor for additional information.
All concentration or minor courses must be completed with a C- or higher.
Environmental Health and Safety: Credits 18
Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management: Credits 18
Human Resources Management: Credits 18
Information Technology: Credits 18
Legal Studies (OLS 268 prerequisite for this Concentration): Credits 18
Physical Therapy: Credits 19 plus approved courses used elsewhere in program
Pre-Med: Credits 24 plus approved courses used elsewhere in program
Service Industry: Credits 18
Training & Development: Credits 18
Choose 4 from the following: 12 credits
Unrestricted Electives: Credits 9
Special Academic Regulations for Organizational Leadership Degree Programs
To graduate with an OL B.S. degree students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above and a major GPA of 2.5 or above. The major GPA consists of all required and elective courses prefixed with OLS.
OLS, 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.
Students receiving credit for cooperative education experience can use these credits as unrestricted electives only. If you complete three (3) credits in OL cooperative education, you may use these to fulfill one of your OL electives.
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.
Lists of specific courses required for each career concentration are available online and at the OL office (Neff 288). Other options for filling this requirement include using a Purdue Fort Wayne-recognized minor as a basis for your concentration area or designing a concentration that reflects your own career goals. If the minor you select includes courses that overlap with OL required courses (for example, Psychology, Communication, or Business), additional courses in the minor content area will be required to fulfill the 18 credit hours in the declared minor. Your proposal for an alternative concentration and a formal plan of study must be accepted by an OL faculty advisor and approved by the OL Curriculum Committee. If your plan is approved, it will become a formal part of your degree requirements.
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
PSY 20100, CRIM 30000 or STAT 30100 required, ECON 27000 accepted