Organizational Development & Leadership B.L.S.

Learning Goals and Objectives 

Goal 1: Students will be able to identify and articulate the history, principles and theories of organization development

Objective 1.1: The student will describe models and theories of learning, group dynamics, consulting and coaching and organizational change.

Objective 1.2: The student will demonstrate their knowledge of the effects of utilizing recommended models, theories, and techniques of feedback in practical scenarios addressing consulting, learning, and leadership.

Objective 1.3: The student will identify patterns of and reactions to organizational change.

Goal 2: Students will foster the development of interpersonal and leadership competencies for lifelong learning in themselves and others.

Objective 2.1: The student will document growth in self-awareness through learning activities and knowledge grounded in current research and models of leadership development.

Objective 2.2: The student will articulate the relationships between learning, leadership, and change.

Objective 2.3: The student will document their experiences of experimenting with various leadership behaviors and evaluate their effectiveness.

Objective 2.4: The student will demonstrate their awareness of the influence of family background; roles, gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation play in individual development.

Goal 3: Students will demonstrate academic research and writing.

Objective 3.1: The student will distinguish the differences between research based theories and philosophies and beliefs.

Objective 3.2: The student will demonstrate skill in using APA style in research writing activities.

Objective 3.3: The student will create a final capstone project that demonstrates ability to apply models and theories to work situations.

Students admitted prior to Summer 2016 entered under the curriculum requirements for the BS in Organizational Development and Leadership.  Please see the SJU Academic Catalog for your admit year for additional information.

General Education Program Courses

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Social Science
PSY 100Introductory Psychology3

GEP Integrative Learning Component

Two Courses

SOC 101Intro to Sociology3
or SOC 102 Social Problems
ENG 263Writing for Organizations3
or ENG 264 Techniques of Bus Presentation

Major Concentration

PSY 200Personality Psychology3
PSY 210Research Methods4
PSY 211Stats for the Social Sciences4
Select any 100-200 level PSY course3
ODL 200Career & Personal Development3
ODL 300Organizational Development3
ODL 310Group & Team Dynamics3
ODL 320Leadership & Development3
ODL 330Issues in Organiztnl Develop3
ODL 340Coaching & Consulting3
ODL 400Cap Proj - Org Development3