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Bachelor of Arts in Administrative Leadership

Degree Requirements

  • A minimum of 120 hours is needed for a Bachelor of Arts in Administrative Leadership.
  • A minimum of 30 hours must be earned from the OU College of Liberal Studies.
  • A minimum of 60 hours must be earned from a baccalaureate (four-year) institution.
  • A minimum of 40 hours must be upper-division coursework.
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is needed for graduation.


General Education Requirements

  • 15 - 46 hours of coursework must be completed.
  • One upper division (3000/4000 level) Gen Ed course must be completed.
  • An Associate of Arts (A.A.) or an Associate of Science (A.S.) from an accredited Oklahoma institution waives the lower-division general education requirements.
  • No more than 30 lower-division and upper-division hours can be waived with advanced standing credit.
Degree Plan
SubjectHoursCoursesCollege of Liberal Studies Equivalency
I. Symbolic & Oral Communication9-19English Composition ILSTD 1113 Interdisciplinary Comp I
English Composition IILSTD 1133 Interdisciplinary Comp II
Math for Critical Thinking
LSTD 1053 Math for Liberal Studies
Foreign Language - 2 courses in the same language (10 hours) or 2 years in high schoolMust be taken outside of the College of Liberal Studies
ll. Natural Science7One Lab Science (4 hours)LSTD 2553 Life Sciences and
LSTD 1513 Physical Sciences
One Non-Lab Science (3 hours)LSTD 2533 Science as a Process
III. Social Science


American Federal Government
LSTD 1333 Governing Ourselves
Any Social Science Class
LSTD 1313 What are Social Sciences
IV. Humanities


Understanding Artistic FormsLSTD 3173 Renaissance Art
U.S. History
LSTD 1153 History of the United States
Upper-Division Western Civilization and Culture
LSTD 3113 or 3133 Humanities of the Ancient or Modern World
Non-Western Culture
LSTD 3263 Non-Western Art
V. Senior Capstone
Capstone Course
Met by Degree Completion Requirements (LSTD 4953)
B. Degree Completion Program (39 hours) (all grades must be ā€œCā€ or higher)
Semester Taken
LSTD 3003Interdisciplinary Inquiry3  
LSAL 3113Leadership in Organizations3  
LSAL 3133Conflict Resolution3  
LSAL 3153Ethics in Leadership3  
LSAL 3173Goal Setting and Attainment3  
LSAL 4143Cultural Diversity in the World3  
LSAL 4123Quality Initiatives3  
LSAL 4163Non-Profit Management3  
LSTD 3953
Study-in-Depth Prospectus3  
LSTD 4953
C. Free electives (0-72 hours) (All grades must be ā€œDā€ or higher)

-Electives fulfill the remaining hours necessary for the completion of a B.A. degree after general education and B.A. major requirements have been met.

- Electives can be taken online through the College of Liberal Studies and/or transferred from another college or university, subject to the minimum graduation requirements presented above.

Elective Hours EarnedElective Hours Needed 
Degree Summary
Degree ComponentHours Already EarnedHours Still NeededTotal Hours
1. General Education Requirements   
2. B.A. Major Requirements   
3. Electives   
Total Hours (need at least 120)