The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication and Leadership is far-reaching in its scope and thus is applicable to a variety of career paths.
A degree in Organizational Communication and Leadership will equip you with the expertise and skills to succeed in a variety of career paths. Graduates of the program take on roles as leaders, managers, change agents, and program directors in public, private, and nonprofit organizations.
Courses in ethics, leadership, organizational change, and conflict resolution foster innovative thinking, cultivate best practices, and encourage real-world problem-solving skills. Students develop and enrich their skills and learn best practices in how to effectively manage workplace situations ranging from workforce reduction to creating and maintaining trust and confidence among employees to leveraging technology to advance an organization.
In this program, you can expect to learn how to lead teams in a variety of contexts. All required courses in this major are offered in seven-week accelerated sessions. With two seven-week sessions per semester, you can choose to take more classes each semester and finish your degree faster. You have the flexibility to build your degree plan around your schedule. If you enroll with 60+ transferable credits, you can complete your degree in less than two years.
For detailed descriptions and timing of courses, please see the New College Bulletin (course catalog).
REQUIRED COURSES FOR MAJOR (36 CREDIT HOURS)
SELECT TWO COURSES FROM THE FOLLOWING:
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (UP TO 36 HOURS)
MISSION COURSES (UP TO 12 HOURS)
After completing this program you may take on leadership roles in private, nonprofit, or public organizations.
In particular, this program prepares graduates for careers where leadership and a big-picture perspective are essential to managing change. The knowledge, skills, and experience provided by the Organizational Leadership and Communication degree allow graduates to secure jobs as diverse as program administrators for nonprofits, crisis management directors for city governments and project managers for corporations.
Students who wish to get a minor in Organizational Communication and Leadership must complete 18 hours of coursework.