Dec 05, 2023  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2023-2024 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2023-2024

Organizational Leadership, B.A.

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The Organizational Leadership major is an interdisciplinary program offered by the College of Arts and Sciences through APEX, Adult and Professional Education at Xavier.  This transfer friendly major is only available to APEX/ADC students and is designed for adult students who want to prepare for leadership positions in organizational settings.  Courses are offered in the Accelerated Degree Completion (ADC) format, with classes primarily in accelerated eight week terms during evenings, weekends or online and also in the regular 16 week semester format.

Students acquire broad foundational knowledge, deepened within a specific disciplinary minor and applied in a community based project.  Along with the university core curriculum, the 36 credit hour major requirements includes 18 credit hours in leadership development courses, a disciplinary minor and a project based capstone course.



Core Curriculum

See Undergraduate Core Curriculum  

Major Requirements

Community Based Capstone

3 credit hours

  • ORGL495 - Organizational Leadership Capstone

Required Minor

18-24 credit hours

Note: If courses in a student’s minor are duplicative of fundamentals courses, students must take a minimum of 30 credits in the combined major and minor.


  • 2.0 cumulative GPA must be attained in major, minor and overall to be in good academic standing
  • Must have 18 credit hours in the major.  Some major courses could also count toward a minor requirement, so additional ORGL electives may be needed to complete 18 hours for the major.
  • All transfer policies apply, including at least half of the major and minor requirements must be taken at Xavier.

TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours

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