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  Jun 06, 2023
2009-2010 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Organizational Leadership, B.A.

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Admission and Graduation Standards  


The Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership is only available to students on USC’s regional campuses. 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.

Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a B.A. in Organizational Leadership should be able to …

  • demonstrate their knowledge of skills that make successful leaders in various organizational settings.
  • demonstrate the ability to apply classroom learning to real-world experience in the public or private sector.
  • demonstrate the ability to be educated and participatory citizens of South Carolina and explain how their academic training has prepared them to be active state citizens.
  • demonstrate the ability to write effective prose and/or develop and give a presentation in a professional setting.

Admission and Graduation Standards

Students may apply to the Organizational Leadership Program after completion of at least 45 semester hours of accredited, college-level work. A minimum grade point of 2.0 is required for admission and graduation. As part of the application process, a specific Program of Study is developed by the student and the student’s advisor and approved by the Program Committee. Any changes to the Program of Study must be approved by the advisor and Program Committee. All students must earn at least 30 USC hours after admission to this program. A minimum of 120 semester hours of accredited, college-level work must be presented to earn this degree.



(120 Hours)

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Organizational Leadership is designed for students who want to study organizational leadership without a major in a single discipline. No course may count in more than one category.


1. General Education Requirements (41-51 Hours)

Writing (6 Hours)

Foreign Language (0-9)

Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language equivalent to minimal passing grade on exit exam in 122 course

Numerical and Analytical Reasoning (6-7)

To be met in one of the following ways:

Option 1:


Option 2:


Option 3:



Laboratory Sciences (8)

Two laboratory courses selected from the following fields: astronomy, biology, chemistry, environmental studies, geology, marine science, physics

Liberal Arts (21)

(PSYC 101 and SOCY 101 strongly recommended)

Fine Arts (3)

History (3)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (3)

Electives (6)

Must include two disciplines

2. Professional Foundations (27-30 Hours)

3. Integrative Major (33Hours)

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.

4. Electives (6-19 Hours)

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