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Applied Science: Organizational Leadership Emphasis

Bachelor of Applied Science

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The Bachelors of Applied Science Degree in in Organizational Leadership prepares students to take leadership roles in a variety of organizations, including corporate, non-profit, military, and government organizations. The degree focuses on the process of leadership, which involves the leader, followers, and the organizational context. Coursework provides insight into crucial leadership topics such as organizational behavior, decision-making, and team-building. Courses are theory based but focus on the application of the knowledge being gained. All students must complete a group project within the community as part of a required capstone course that is based on the development of project management skills. The degree prepares students to enter directly into the workforce. With the working adult in mind, classes for this program are very flexible, with the major available fully online or through a combination of online, hybrid, ITV, and/or face-to-face instruction.

Major Details

College: University of Arizona South
Admissions Requirements:

As a 2+2 program partnering with community colleges and offering the second two years of the degree program only, this major has additional admission criteria. Please see the UA South website for more information.

Math Required:


    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • UA Online
  • UA Douglas
  • UA South Online
  • UA Pinal
  • UA Pima
  • UA Santa Cruz
  • UA Sierra Vista
  • UA South Yuma

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
4th Semester
Student needs 60 completed units to begin BAS sequence 60
ENGL 101 3
ENGL 102 3
Second Semester Second Language 4
Community College Math 3
5th Semester
ENGV 308 3
PSYV 471 3
BASV 314 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
6th Semester
Leaders: LDVR 302 LDVR 401 PSYV 333 or GPSV 311 3
BASV 316 3
BASV 319 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
7th Semester
Followers: LDRV 304 LDRV 400 PSYV 375 or HSTV 436 3
Contexts: HSTV 404 LDRV 303 LDRV 305 HSTV 495C 3
Critical Thinking Course 3
Leaders Followers or Contexts Elective 3
Tier II General Education 3
8th Semester
LDRV 498 3
Leaders Followers or Contexts Elective 3
Leaders Followers or Contexts Elective 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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Career Planning

The knowledge of oral and written argumentation skills, transportation and supply systems, budgeting and financial management, team work development and maintenance, diverse work environment, and supervisory function, gained from a major in Organization Leadersihp, forms a solid foundation for careers that need organizational leadership. Graduates are well prepared to work as supervisory or managerial personnel in a variety of professions such as logistics, transportation, sales, retail, administration, marketing, and manufacturing.    

Potential Career Areas

  • Sales and management
  • Customer service
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Human Resources
  • Administration
  • Logistics
  • Training

Sample Employers

  • Marketing companies
  • Transportation and logistics companies
  • Trading companies
  • Supply chain management companies
  • Retail stores
  • Manufacturers
  • Real estate/Property management agencies
  • Transportation providers

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Range

Job Title Salary Range
Corporate Trainer/Training Specialist $31,910 - $55,930
Logistics Manager $50,000 - $100,000
Hotel/Resort Manager $29,290 - $51,140
Sales Manager $39,582 - $115,627
Customer Service Manager $26,000 - $49,000
Transportation Manager $49,370 - $83,890
Human Resource Manager $59,020 - $99,720
Industrial Traffic Manager $49,370 - $83,890
Retail Sales Supervisor $19,000 - $42,000
Compensation and Benefits Manager $54,060 - $95,250
Property and Real Estate Manager $27,060 - $53,200
Storage and Distribution Manager $49,370 - $83,890
Administrative Services Manager $54,060 - $95,250
Industrial Production Manager $54,250 - $89,190
Purchasing Manager $38,000 - $57,500
Manufacturing Supervisor $55,250 - $90,790
Supply Chain Manager $41,300 - $94,970