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Applied Science: Organizational Leadership
UA South's small campus atmosphere offers students the advantage of individualized instruction and support while also providing access to the resources of one of the top-ranked research universities in the nation.
The Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership awards students with active leadership skills, helps students build effective networks, and yields useful experiences that add value to their careers and communities.
Organizational Leadership courses are based on theory but focus on the application of psychological principles to work settings. This approach will allow students to gain insight into crucial leadership topics and to gain a deep understanding of organizational processes and the interactions between leaders and followers. In the required capstone course students will complete a project within their community, allowing them to apply and hone their skills while giving back.
The Organizational Leadership program is designed for students transferring approximately 60 units from a regionally accredited institution. The program requires additional materials during the application process. The minimum entrance requirements include:
- Minimum 2.5 GPA
- Goal Statement
Please contact us if you have any questions about the transferability of your credits, you admissibility to the program, or the application process. For full application instructions, please visit http://uas.arizona.edu/admissions.
UA South maintains a variety of tools to help you plan your education. We include them here for your reference. To make a personalized plan for your UA South education, contact us!
In addition to Foundations, General Education, and your Major coursework, Bachelor of Applied Science programs share a common core of six courses designed to meet employer needs and strengthen your academic skills culminating in a capstone experience in your major field.
UA Degree Search provides an overview of the major, Organizational Leadership four year plans, transfer pathways, and career opportunities.
Transfer Pathway Agreements guide students who are earning specific community college degrees and allow students to complete an Associate of Applied Science degree at any Arizona community college to transfer seamlessly into the Bachelor of Applied Science degree at The University of Arizona South. Specifically, UA South has partnership agreements with Arizona Western College, Central Arizona College, Cochise College, Maricopa Community College District, and Pima Community College. Find the right AZ degree pathway for you through AZTransfer. Students can also transfer from other institutions and should contact an academic advisor to find out how!
All prospective students are encouraged to speak with an academic advisor for an unofficial evaluation of their transfer credit, including military credits, to ensure the timely and cost efficient progress towards their Bachelor’s degree.
Academic Advisement Reports are the official degree audits for UA students once they have been admitted into their chosen major. The Organizational Leadership report contains lists of applicable classes to be used to satisfy graduation requirements. Current UA students can access their personalized Advisement Report in UAccess Student Center under the Academics menu.
Courses are based in theory with a strong focus on real-world application. Courses have required live online synchronous sessions noted in the Schedule of Classes (when the entire class logins in at the same time). Courses in the major include:
- LDRV 302 - The Leadership Function- This course focuses on the dynamics of supervisory and leadership function in private and public organizations. Students will gain an understanding of the cognitive roles that make up the supervisory/leadership process as well as how to apply supervisory and leadership theory to actual situations in the workplace.
- LDRV 401 - Leadership in a Diverse Environment - This course focuses on developing basic management skills to motivate and lead employees, improve organizational performance, and succeed amid diversity within the organization.
- LDRV 397A/B – Mentoring Workshops - The practical application of theoretical learning within a small group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles for various topics that relate to the field of Organizational Leadership