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Overview

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership (BOL) is only available to students on USC’s regional campuses or online through Palmetto College. It is designed for students who seek a baccalaureate degree with an applied focus on leadership and who want a solid professional foundation to enter the workforce. The degree allows students to gain the knowledge and skills to prepare them for leadership roles in a variety of community settings, including non-profit organizations, businesses, local government, and public agencies.

Prerequisites & Requirements

Students must have 60 hours of college credit to apply for this online degree program.  If you haven't earned your hours yet, you can do so at any of our Palmetto College campuses statewide, or at any technical college. To find out if you're qualified to apply for this program, please contact a Palmetto College advisor.
Total requirements for this degree: 120 hours
Major requirements available online: 60-63 hours
GPA: 2.25 on a 4.0 scale 

Professional Foundations (27-30 hours)
ECON 224 - Introduction to Economics Credits: 3 or ECON 221Principles of Microeconomics Credits: 3 and ECON 222 - Principles of Macroeconomics Credits: 3 
ENGL 463 - Business Writing Credits: 3
MGMT 371 - Principles of Management Credits: 3
PALM 493 - South Carolina Studies Credits: 3 *
PALM 494 - Internship Credits: 3 * or PALM 495 - Service-Learning 
PSYC 350 - Industrial Psychology Credits: 3
PCAM 205 - Foundations of Leadership Credits: 3 *
SOCY 220 - Elementary Statistics for Sociologists Credits: 3
PSYC 227 - Psychological Statistics Credits: 3 *** or STAT 201 - Elementary Statistics ***
ITEC 264 - Computer Applications in Business I Credits: 3 
Integrative Major (33 hours)

Select 33 credits from the following lists, with at least 9 credits from each of the three categories, and at least 12 credits at the 400 level. All courses must be passed with a C or better. No more than 15 hours combined from MGMT, ACCT, and ECON may be selected.

  1. Employer and Employees
    • MGMT 374 - Management of Human Resources Credits: 3
    • MGMT 376 - Organization Behavior Credits: 3
    • PHIL 211 - Contemporary Moral Issues Credits: 3
    • PHIL 320 - Ethics Credits: 3
    • PSYC 360 - Applied Psychology Credits: 3
    • PSYC 420 - Survey of Developmental Psychology Credits: 3
    • PSYC 430 - Survey of Social Psychology Credits: 3
    • SOCY 304 - Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Credits: 3
    • SOCY 340 - Introduction to Social Problems Credits: 3
    • PALM 401 - Senior Capstone Experience Credits: 1-3
  2.  Law, Policy, and Organizations
    • ACCT 324 - Survey of Commercial Law Credits: 3
    • HIST 405 - The Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1917 Credits: 3
    • HIST 469 - Constitutional History of the United States I Credits: 3
    • HIST 470 - Constitutional History of the United States II Credits: 3
    • JOUR 201 - Principles of Public Relations Credits: 3
    • MGMT 406 - International Human Resource Management Credits: 3
    • POLI 201 - American National Government Credits: 3
    • POLI 370 - Introduction to Public Administration Credits: 3
    • POLI 365 - State Government Credits: 3
    • POLI 463 - The American Chief Executive Credits: 3
    • POLI 570 - South Carolina Government and Politics Credits: 3
    • SOCY 300 - Social Structures Credits: 3
  3. Workplace Dynamics
    • ECON 406 - Labor Economics Credits: 3
    • ECON 415 - Economics of American Industry Credits: 3
    • MGMT 401 - Negotiation and Conflict in the Workplace Credits: 3
    • PHIL 324 - Business Ethics Credits: 3
    • POLI 368 - Interest Groups and Social Movements Credits: 3
    • POLI 465 - Psychology and Politics Credits: 3
    • PSYC 405 - Cognitive Psychology Credits: 3
    • PSYC 501 - Human Factors Psychology Credits: 3
    • SOCY 311 - Ecology of Human Social Systems Credits: 3
    • SOCY 312 - Bureaucracy and Modern Society Credits: 3
    • SOCY 354 - Collective Behavior Credits: 3
    • SPCH 331 - Organizational Communication Credits: 3
Electives
Students must have a minimum of 120 hours to earn the degree

 

For more details about the degree requirements and curriculum for the Organizational Leadership B.A.,

please visit the academic bulletin.