Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Learning
Advance your career and increase your earning potential with a 100% online Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Learning (OLL) degree from the University of Louisville. Our innovative curriculum and award-winning faculty provide an educational experience you won’t find anywhere else.
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Learn from faculty with distinguished academic credentials, industry experience and a strong commitment to applied research
Earn your degree in as little as two years
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Increase your earning potential and career opportunities
The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Learning, offered by UofL's College of Education and Human Development, is designed for working professionals who have a minimum of five (5) years extensive experience in leading, training or teaching in various industries including health care, military, industry, business, government, public, private and not-for-profit service and education organizations.
This program offers an ideal way for adults with extensive documented work experience, existing college credits, or a two-year degree to complete a bachelor's degree. The entire degree program requires a minimum of 123 credit hours, which include the major concentration, general education required courses, elective courses and work specialization.
There are three major concentrations in the OLL program, to help enhance students' skills in leadership, organizational change, workplace development and performance, and explore new concepts and design hands-on projects while in the program.
Credit for prior learning: In the first major course, ELFH 300 Prior Learning Assessment, students evaluate and document their learning from work experiences, existing course credits and associate degrees, technical and specialized training to receive credit for the specialization. You may earn up to 48 credit hours in the specialization component at no cost (equivalent of 16 courses). Students then proceed to the remaining courses in the designated concentration.
Training and Development Concentration - this concentration is designed for professionals who work with clients and/or various stakeholders to enhance workplace learning and improve organizational performance. The purpose of this concentration is to develop knowledge and skill in the design, development, delivery and evaluation of job-related training and performance improvement. Students are required to complete a field project at the end of the program. The project may be conducted in the student's place of employment, with an approved on-site supervisor. All courses are available online worldwide, as well as face-to-face in the evenings in Louisville and on the base at Fort Knox.
- Leadership and Organizational Development Concentration - this concentration is designed for professionals who develop organizational leadership capacity, seek to improve organizational effectiveness and are responsible for enhancing stakeholder well-being. Students are required to complete a field project at the end of the program. The project may be conducted in the student's place of employment, with an approved on-site supervisor. All courses are available online worldwide, as well as face-to-face in the evenings in Louisville and on the base at Fort Knox.
Career and Technical Education Concentration - students in this concentration aim to become state certified in order to maintain their teaching position in a career or technical education school. To qualify, an individual must document 2000 hours of prior work experience in an approved specialization. Two of the years of work experience must have been in the last five years. The 64-hour Rank Change program requires 18 hours in the major, 26 hours in the specialization, and 20 hours in general education. The 64-hour Rank Change program for individuals who already have a bachelor's degree is made up of selected masters level courses. The complete bachelor of science degree consists of the remainder of the courses in the major and concentration. Students complete an exit experience in an appropriate school setting. Many courses are available online, some are available only in Louisville.
Graduates of this program are employed in training development, instructional design, human resource and workforce development roles. The program prepares them to be instructors in their specialization area, developers of performance improvement interventions, leaders and evaluators of human resource projects.
UofL's online Bachelor degree programs are designed so that you complete the first two years of coursework - general education courses - online through the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) with the Kentucky Virtual Campus (KYVC). Students who have been enrolled at a KCTCS school and have fulfilled all general education requirements can have them transferred in their entirety and may begin immediately with online upper level coursework at UofL.
Although UofL partners with KCTCS to provide online bachelor's degrees, you may transfer credit to UofL from any regionally accredited university to fulfill general education requirements. Every situation is different. If you have questions about how your credit will transfer, contact an online learning consultant.
Students ready to apply for admission to UofL must:
Submit an undergraduate application and pay the $50 non-refundable application fee
Submit all official college transcripts to the Office of Admissions
The College of Education and Human Development requires a 2.25 cumulative grade point average (GPA) to be admitted in good standing. Applicants with a 2.0 - 2.24 cumulative GPA are admitted in conditional status. Additionally, students applying for the Workforce Leadership program must have prior extensive and documented work experience or technical courses in a training area or occupation.
Credentials should be mailed to:
Office of Admissions, Dept AO
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky 40292
United States of America
Applications received at least six weeks prior to the beginning of a term will be given priority.
If you live outside of the United States and intend to complete an online academic program from your home country, be sure to view special requirements for international students.