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Liberal Studies in Leadership (BA)

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Complete your bachelor's degree at Otterbein. Make an easy transition from a 2-year to a 4-year degree by completing your bachelor’s degree at Otterbein. Liberal Studies in Leadership, our degree completion major, is uniquely designed for adult students who have already completed 64 semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of transferrable credit. Choose a concentration area in either Organizational Communication or Psychology of Leadership.

See our course catalog for more information about program courses and requirements.

You’ll learn to integrate the skills, knowledge, and values of a broad academic program and apply them to the challenges of the workplace. Then advance your career by applying a range of perspectives and decision-making models. Students have discovered that success in the workplace and in their personal lives depends on the ability to create and apply solutions based on thinking across academic disciplines.

Take the next step. To meet with a transfer advisor, call Adult and Transfer Enrollment Services, 614.823.1356, or cardinalinfo@otterbein.edu, or visit http://www.otterbein.edu/earndegree.

General Education Requirements (24 hrs)

  • Transition Year Seminar (4 hrs)
  • Integrative Studies Interdisciplanary Dyad (8 hrs)
  • Language and Culture (4 hrs)
  • Mathematics (4 hrs)
    Note: This major requires MATH 1220 - Quantitative Reasoning or
    MATH 1240 - Statistics I
  • Senior Year Experience (4 hrs)
  • Writing Intensive Requirement (fulfilled within Integrative Studies and the major)

See General Education Requirements for All Degree Programs for specifics. (The Language and Culture requirement appears under III. Modern Language.)

Degree Requirements

A. Core Courses (all courses required)

  • COMM 1800 - Interpersonal Communication 4 hrs
  • LEAD 3710 - Transformational Leadership 4 hrs
  • LEAD 3720 - Leadership: Organizational and Team Dynamics 4 hrs
  • LEAD 3730 - Leadership Project 4 hrs

Select one course from:

  • PSYC 1000 - Psychology for Non-Majors 4 hrs
  • PSYC 1050 - General Psychology - Writing Intensive 4 hrs

B. Concentration (select one)

Organizational Communication Concentration (all courses required)

  • COMM 2200 - Intercultural Communication 4 hrs
  • COMM 3300 - Teamwork 4 hrs
  • COMM 3800 - Organizational Communication 4 hrs
  • COMM 4800 - Organizational Communication Case Studies 4 hrs
  • PSYC 3720 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology 4 hrs

Psychology of Leadership Concentration (all courses required)

  • PSYC 2330 - Psychology of Personality 4 hrs
  • PSYC 2610 - Social Psychology 4 hrs
  • PSYC 3130 - Stress and Health Psychology 4 hrs
  • PSYC 3720 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology 4 hrs
  • PSYC 3900 - Independent Study 4 hrs

/ Leadership Studies

Maria Polak
Senior Lecturer/Director, Leadership Studies
p/ 614-823-1446
e/ mpolak@otterbein.edu

/ Adult Students

The Office of Adult and Transfer Admission is located in Towers Hall, 
1 South Grove St.

Office Hours
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M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (summer)


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