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2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
2010-2011 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Applied Leadership B.S.

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Al Petrosky, Ph.D., Adviser

The Applied Leadership program is drawn from various departments. Major disciplines include: Communication Studies, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

Office: Demergasso-Bava Hall — DBH 223
Phone: (209) 667-3507

Bachelor of Science in Applied Leadership

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Leadership program prepares graduates for leadership roles in professional, technical, and vocational fields. This program also provides a broad understanding of the liberal arts. Applied Leadership students are prepared for advanced study in a number of programs, for example, the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Public Administration.

Students are urged to check the prerequisites of each course in this program. Course prerequisites assist students in selecting their coursework. Those without the formal prerequisites who feel they may be qualified for other reasons must contact the course instructor to determine if they are eligible to enroll.

Learning Objectives

Students in the Applied Leadership program will:

  • Demonstrate advanced professional and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate basic skills in computer information management.
  • Demonstrate skills in the management of—and appreciation of the range in type of—contemporary organizations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to interact constructively and productively with individuals and organizations in the public and private sectors.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of how a modern organization functions.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of group dynamics and leadership skills.


1. Complete University General Education-Breadth requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree.

(51 units minimum)

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2. Complete and/or fulfill the following prerequisites to the major.

a. A grade point average of 2.5 or better in all lower-division coursework.

b. A minimum of 20 semester units of approved coursework

leading to a technical or vocational degree or certificate with a grade point average of 3.0 or better or other evidence of comparable proficiency in this technical or vocational field.

3. Complete the major.

Credit for Approved Coursework

Up to 30 semester units of credit towards the Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Leadership may be granted or approved, otherwise nontransferable course work applicable to a technical or vocational degree or certificate.

The Major

(27 units minimum)

1. Management, the following course:

2. Written Communication, the following course:

8. Special Electives, one or two courses.

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