Sep 23, 2020  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Baccalaureate Degree Requirements Advising Sheet

Applied Leadership B.S.

Nancy Burroughs, Ed.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 125
Phone: (209) 667-3371

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.

Program Learning Outcomes

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 the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements.

A student must comply with all University regulations and satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Units and Residency  (minimum of 120 units: 40 units of upper division coursework and 30 semester units at Stanislaus State. At least 24 of these 30 units must be earned in upper-division courses, at least 12 must be in the major, and at least 9 must be applicable to General Education-Breadth requirements)
  2. Grade Point Average  (minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better)
  3. General Education  (minimum of 49 units)
  4. Upper Division Writing Proficiency  (minimum of 3 units)
    - Pass the Writing Proficiency Screening Test (WPST)
    - Writing Proficiency (WP) Course (may double count in the major)
  5. United States Constitution and California State and Local Government  (minimum of 3 units)
  6. Multicultural Requirement  (minimum of 3 units) (may double count with General Education requirements or in the major)

Subsequently all students must submit an application for graduation and receive approval from the major advisor, department chair, and Director of Academic Advising. For more information see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements .

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)

8. Special Electives, one or two courses.