Organizational Leadership and Learning, Track in Healthcare Leadership (BS)

Departmental Admission Requirements

Applicants to the BS in Organizational Leadership and Learning with a track in Healthcare Leadership must have a 2.25 cumulative GPA in college level courses and at least 2,000 hours (approximately one year) of healthcare experience across a wide variety of organizational settings. 

Additionally, applicants are recommended to have at least 24 hours of transferable credit.  

Applicants who have a cumulative GPA below 2.25 or less than 2,000 hours of healthcare experience, may be considered for conditional admission. 

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements31

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above). Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

Program/Major Requirements

Healthcare Leadership Core
LEAD 307Prior Learning Assessment for Healthcare Leaders3
LEAD 308Needs Assessment in Healthcare Organizations3
LEAD 309Managing Projects in Healthcare Organizations3
LEAD 410Fundamentals of Healthcare Human Resource Management3
LEAD 413Management of Diversity in Healthcare Organizations3
LEAD 415Organizational Change in Healthcare3
LEAD 416Principles of Healthcare Leadership and Management3
LEAD 450Healthcare Leadership - CUE3
Track Requirements 1
LEAD 430Healthcare Finance and Accounting3
LEAD 431Healthcare Information Management3
LEAD 432Healthcare Quality Evaluation3
LEAD 433Healthcare Law and Ethics3
Minimum Total Hours36

Work Specialization & Electives 

Work Specialization - Prior Learning Assessment 2, 3varies
LEAD 290Occupational Courses2-42
LEAD 291Occupational Learning2-42
LEAD 390Advanced Occupational Courses2-18
LEAD 391Advanced Occupational Learning2-18
Minimum Total Hours53

Students must complete major courses with a C- level or higher to successfully complete a program course. If a student does not achieve a C- or higher in a program course before the end of the term, then the student will receive the highest grade earned during the course, or F if the student fails to submit required deliverables.

One repetition for each major course is permitted without department approval for additional repeats.  If a student does not earn a C- or higher in the repeated course, then the student could be dropped from the program.   

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Healthcare Leadership - CUE

 Students must select the following track with this core: Healthcare Leadership.


LEAD 290, LEAD 291, LEAD 390, and LEAD 391 are the Work Specialization/Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) courses. A minimum of 9 hours of Work Specialization/Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit is required to satisfy degree requirements. However, students may earn a maximum of 48 credit hours cumulatively across all Work Specialization/Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) courses based upon their prior work experience. Depending upon students' number of awarded PLA credits and selected track, students may need elective coursework to reach the minimum 120 hours required for the degree.


Students who have earned Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credits from another major or program may not request PLA credit through the BS in Organizational Leadership and Learning major, without demonstrating additional work experience that was not previously awarded PLA hours.  Total PLA credit hours counted toward a BS in OLL degree may not exceed 48 hours.