Organizational Leadership

Major Details

The primary objective of the organizational leadership program (ORGL) in the UC McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to perform as effective leaders within their organizations and society. It is a degree for students who want an interdisciplinary program with a social sciences orientation that will make them competitive in the job market. The goal of the degree is to educate students to use critical thinking and communication skills to enhance the performance of their organizations, communities and professions.

The program produces graduates who can initiate and respond to change through leadership and teamwork, and whose critical-thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills enable them to view situations from new perspectives and to find new solutions. Full-time students can complete the program within four years and part-time students can complete the program in five to six years.

A&S provides flexible degree requirements which encourage multiple areas of study. Free electives allow for enough credits for students to pursue a minor, certificate program or even complete a second major. Some of the most common pairings are listed below.

  • Communication
  • Psychology
  • Business
  • Spanish

ORGL-Human Resources Track
For students with a specific interest in human resources (HR), the organizational leadership program provides an option for pursuing a specialized track in HR.  This track enables students to take an equivalent set of core courses in leadership and business fundamentals as those in the “traditional” ORGL program. However, elective coursework for students in the HR track focuses specifically on the fundamentals of HR (e.g., training and development, staffing, compensation).

ORGL- Nonprofit Track
For students with a specific interest in nonprofit work, the organizational leadership program provides an option for pursuing a specialized track in nonprofit leadership.  This track enables students to take an equivalent set of core courses in leadership and business fundamentals as those in the "traditional" ORGL program.  However, the foundational core course, OLHR2075: Foundations of Community Leadership, focuses specifically on the fundamentals of community leadership.

Curriculum

This curriculum information is intended as a general information guide for students considering enrollment in this program. These online tools are designed to assist you, but are not a substitute for planning with an academic or faculty advisor.

If you are currently confirmed or enrolled, you can check your degree requirements online. If you are considering transferring to this major from another school, use u.select to see how credits you have earned will transfer to UC. See course descriptions by college.


Organizational Leadership Curriculum

Core Requirements (15 credit hours)
OLHR2050: Foundations for Leadership
OLHR2051: Organizational Behavior for Effective Leaders
OLHR2070: Organizations and the Law
OLHR3050: Practice of Leadership
OLHR3053: Organizational Assessment and Evaluation

Public Speaking (3 credit hours)
COMM1071: Introduction to Effective Public Speaking

Quantitative Reasoning Part 1 (4 credit hours)

PSYC2001C: Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology I

Quantitative Reasoning Part 2 (4 credit hours)

OLHR2004C: Research Methods and Statistics II for I/O Psychology

Business Fundamentals (21 credit hours)
ACCT2081: Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACCT2082: Introduction to Managerial Accounting
ENGL4091: Writing for Business
IS2080: Computer Problem Solving for Business
ECON1001: Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON1002: Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECON3020: Managerial Economics and Strategy

Global Awareness and Diversity (3 credit hours- choose 1 course)

OLHR2010: How to Change the World
OLHR2011: Changemakers
OLHR2062: Women and Activism
OLHR2095: Diversity in the Workplace
OLHR3002: International HR
OLHR3089C: Leadership Latte
PSYC2011: Psychology of Gender

Advanced Leadership Skills (6 credit hours- choose 2 courses)

OLHR3000: Introduction to Human Resources
OLHR3055: Organizational Development and Planning
OLHR4050: Lessons in Leadrship
OLHR4051: Leading Change
OLHR4090: Teaching Practicum
OLHR4095: Special Problems in OLHR
OLHR4098: Practicum in Leadership
OLHR6025: Ethics in Human Resources
OLHR6050: Groups

Capstone (3 credit hours)
OLHR5000: Capstone


Organizational Leadership-Human Resources Curriculum

Core Requirements (15 credit hours)
OLHR2050: Foundations for Leadership
OLHR2051: Organizational Behavior for Effective Leaders
OLHR2070: Organizations and the Law
OLHR3000: Introduction to Human Resources
OLHR3053: Organizational Assessment and Evaluation

Public Speaking (3 credit hours)
COMM1071: Introduction to Effective Public Speaking

Quantitative Reasoning Part 1 (4 credit hours)

PSYC2001C: Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology I

Quantitative Reasoning Part 2 (4 credit hours)

OLHR2004C: Research Methods and Statistics II for I/O Psychology

Business Fundamentals (21 credit hours)
ACCT2081: Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACCT2082: Introduction to Managerial Accounting
ENGL4091: Writing for Business
IS2080: Computer Problem Solving for Business
ECON1001: Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON1002: Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECON3020: Managerial Economics and Strategy

HR Knowledge (9 credit hours- choose 3 courses)

OLHR3001: Compensation
OLHR3002: International HR
OLHR3003: Training and Development
OLHR3005: Staffing
OLHR6012: Labor Relations
OLHR6022: Professional Development
OLHR6025: Ethics in HR
OLHR6080: Health and Safety

Leadership and Teamwork (3 credit hours- choose 1 course)
OLHR2010: How to Change the World
OLHR2011: Changemakers
OLHR2095: Diversity in the Workplace
OLHR3050: The Practice of Leadership
OLHR3055: Organizational Development and Planning
OLHR3089C: Leadership Latte
OLHR4050: Lessons in Leadrship
OLHR4051: Leading Change
OLHR4095: Special Problems in HR
OLHR6050: Groups

Capstone (3 credit hours)
OLHR5000: Capstone


Organizational Leadership- Nonprofit Curriculum

Core Requirements (15 credit hours)
OLHR2075: Foundations of Community Leadership
OLHR2051: Organizational Behavior for Effective Leaders
OLHR2070: Organizations and the Law
OLHR3050: Practice of Leadership
OLHR3053: Organizational Assessment and Evaluation

Public Speaking (3 credit hours)
COMM1071: Introduction to Effective Public Speaking

Quantitative Reasoning Part 1 (4 credit hours)

PSYC2001C: Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology I

Quantitative Reasoning Part 2 (4 credit hours)

OLHR2004C: Research Methods and Statistics II for I/O Psychology

Business Fundamentals (21 credit hours)
ACCT2081: Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACCT2082: Introduction to Managerial Accounting
ENGL4091: Writing for Business
IS2080: Computer Problem Solving for Business
ECON1001: Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON1002: Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECON3020: Managerial Economics and Strategy

Global Awareness and Diversity (3 credit hours- choose 1 course)

OLHR2010: How to Change the World
OLHR2011: Changemakers
OLHR2062: Women and Activism
OLHR2095: Diversity in the Workplace
OLHR3002: International HR
OLHR3089C: Leadership Latte
PSYC2011: Psychology of Gender

Advanced Leadership Skills (6 credit hours- choose 2 courses)

OLHR3000: Introduction to Human Resources
OLHR3055: Organizational Development and Planning
OLHR4050: Lessons in Leadrship
OLHR4051: Leading Change
OLHR4090: Teaching Practicum
OLHR4095: Special Problems in OLHR
OLHR4098: Practicum in Leadership
OLHR6025: Ethics in Human Resources
OLHR6050: Groups

Capstone (3 credit hours)
OLHR5000: Capstone