The Bachelor of Arts - Organizational Leadership is a 120-hour degree program that educates students for success in the 21st century by combining the broad elements of interdisciplinary study with an in-depth understanding of leadership. Topics include organizational leadership, conflict resolution, ethics, marketing, cultural diversity, and quality initiatives.

To meet the 120 semester hour requirement, 46 general education, 35 lower/upper division electives, and 39 upper division core hours are required.

Getting Started

If you are interested in obtaining a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Organizational Leadership, please follow the steps below.

  1. Complete the OU Admission Application. (NCPACE students are exempt from paying the OU application fee.)
  2. Request official transcripts from the institution from which you graduated high school and any institution from which you earned undergraduate level college credits.

    Mail transcripts to:
    OU Extended Campus Admissions and Registration
    1700 Asp Avenue, Room B-1
    Norman, OK 73072

Course Information

For a checklist of required and elective courses, check out:

Bachelor of Arts - Organizational Leadership Degree Map

Of the degree major requirements, currently LSTD 3953 Study-in-Depth Prospectus and LSTD 4953 Study-in-Depth: Capstone are only available online. All others are available via CD-ROM and online.

For course descriptions, check out the

Course List

Students who wish to exceed six credit hours of LSTD/LSAL 3000-4000 must first be admitted to the BA program.

The following are program policies and features Sailors may find attractive:

  • The residency requirement is 30 semester hours, which can be taken anytime during the student's program of study with OU.
  • Credit for military training and occupational experience will be awarded in accordance with the ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services and university policy.
  • Credits are awarded for some CLEP Examinations, DSST's, PEPs, and ECE examinations.
  • The opportunity to continue with OU courses offered online, through independent study or accelerated classes, when the program of study cannot be completed through NCPACE.

Evaluation of Your Military Credits

If you would like an unofficial evaluation of previous course work or military training toward the BA in Organizational Leadership degree, please contact LaDawn Jones, Military Academic Advisor, at or (405) 325-6421.

Note: Please identify yourself as a NCPACE student, so we can assist your specific needs.