Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Organizational Leadership Studies

College of Business Administration and Public Policy

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership Studies is a specially designed online degree program that meets the needs of diverse students who have significant work experience and/or have made progress toward or achieved associate degrees that they may readily transfer to pursue upper-division coursework. This program emphasizes workplace applications of academic subjects enabling students to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree with advanced coursework preparing them for management and/or leadership roles in their professions.

Academic Advisement

This program is dependent upon close and careful advising. The development and maintenance of close advising relationships between students and the Program Office is the key factor in assuring that the Organizational Leadership Studies program meets the needs of the students that it was designed to serve. Students should contact the Program Office for a pre-application advising appointment.


Students are recommended to have significant lower-division courses and/or general education courses completed (minimum 56 semester or equivalent units) prior to admission to the Organizational Leadership Studies major. An applicant who does not already possess an Associate Degree will be counseled to meet the minimum number of units for transfer. The University works closely with community colleges throughout the region to ensure that potential Organizational Leadership Studies majors are appropriately counseled to facilitate their transition to upper-division status. Work experience, while highly desirable, is not specifically required for admission to the Organizational Leadership Studies degree program.

Graduation with Honors

An undergraduate student may be a candidate for graduation with Honors in Organizational Leadership Studies provided he or she meets the following criteria:

  1. A minimum of 36 units in residence at CSU Dominguez Hills;
  2. A minimum grade point average of at least 3.5 in all courses used to satisfy the upper division requirements in the major;
  3. Recommendation by the faculty in the department or program in which the honors are to be awarded.