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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Business And Leadership Pathway

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Program:  Pathway (Undecided)
Department:  Student Advising and Advocacy Center
School/College:  Unit of Affiliated Programs

Kettler Hall 112 ~ 260-481-0404

Purdue University Fort Wayne and the Student Advising and Advocacy Center care about the futures of all of our students. To that end, the Pathway Program was implemented to allow students a more targeted approach to choosing a major. We recognize the importance and often times difficulty in making this decision - you are not alone. The center staff assists students in exploring options and connecting with faculty and staff in academic departments, by promoting analysis and exploration through an individualized pathway plan.

Students who choose the Business and Leadership Pathway have an interest in solving problems, inspiring others, social justice, and/or engaging in the community. Many who choose this pathway would describe themselves as goal-orientated, innovative, organized, strategic and motivated. Those in Business and Leadership are thoughtful decision makers and may consider themselves to be “balanced people” or have “balanced interests,” meaning they have varied skills and abilities. For example, someone in this pathway may like working with people in a management, business or political environment, but not in a profession akin to social work or nursing.  Some skills related to majors and careers in this pathway: problem solving, global awareness, communication, ethical reasoning skills, commitment, integrity, courage, straightforwardness, and imagination.

Program Delivery:

  • Students may take advantage of the wide variety of daytime, evening, weekend, hybrid, and online courses at Purdue Fort Wayne. See an advisor for more information.

Declaring This Major:

  • Students may declare by visiting the Student Advising and Advocacy Center and meeting with an advisor.

General Requirements:

Program Requirements:

Business and Leadership Pathway 1-Yr. Plan:  

Academic planning is essential!

Academic advisors help ensure that the classes you choose to take align with placement test results, interests, previously earned credits and requirements for the general education and any majors you may be  considering. Students should meet with their advisor at least once per semester.

Suggested Courses:  Credits 31

  •   Gen Ed A1 - Written Communication - ENGL 13100 or GA1
  •   Gen Ed A2 - Speaking and Listening - COM 11400 or GA2
  •   Gen Ed B4 - Scientific Ways of Knowing - GB4 
  •   Gen Ed B5 - Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing - PSY 12000, SOC 16101 or GB5
  •   Gen Ed B6 - Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing - PHIL 11100 or GB6
  •   Gen Ed B7 - Interdisciplinary of Creative Ways of Knowing - GB7
  •    IDIS 11000  Freshman Succes Course
  •   Pathway Courses - 12 credit hours
    • Gen Ed A3 (Quantative Reasoning), HTM 10000, BUS 10001, OLS 25200, or other courses recommended by your academic advisor 

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