Focus on advancing in your career by improving your skills in leadership, communication, and organizational effectiveness.
In Widener's organizational development & leadership bachelor's degree program, you'll prepare to assume a supervisory or leadership role in a diverse range of professional settings, including corporations, service industries, and nonprofit organizations. The core curriculum concentrates on the skills of critical thinking, ethics, and handling organizational stability and change.
You can earn your degree through three flexible pathways, all offered 100% online in a part-time format. Choose the option that meets your personal and professional goals.
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Eligible students can earn both a bachelor of arts and a master of arts in organizational development & leadership through our 4+1 accelerated advantage program.
If you are considering a master's degree, you can take up to 12 credits of master’s level work while you complete your undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with your master's in 5 years instead of the typical 6 years.
You can apply for admission to the program any time after you have reached 90 credits within the bachelor's program or upon associate dean approval. A 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for admission.
If you're not ready to commit to a bachelor's program, you can start in one of our two 100% online, 9-credit organizational development & leadership certificates. Every course you take is eligible to seamlessly roll into the bachelor's program, affording you significant savings as certificates are offered at a discounted tuition rate per credit.
Note: Transfer credits may impact the ability to pursue the certificate options towards degree completion.
Certificate options include:
Human Resources Leadership Certificate (9 credits):
Learn how human resources leaders function effectively in organizations, and successfully lead their organizations in developing strategic and productive workforces through a human development approach to working with staff. See Loading....
Organizational Equity & Inclusion Certificate (9 credits):
Increase your knowledge and skills in creating and sustaining diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace. See Loading....
Submit official transcripts from any high school, college, or trade school attended, if applicable
You are able to transfer up to 90 credits from accredited institutions. For graduation, you must complete at least 30 credits at Widener, and 50% or more of the major courses must be completed at Widener.