BAAS - Organizational Leadership Degree Program

The BAAS in Organizational Leadership is a competency-based education program that prepares innovative leaders for employment in an increasingly technological and global society. This entire program is available online and is tailored specifically for adult learners. The degree program focuses on leadership skills, including instruction in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication, and other managerial skills that are applicable to all types of organizations including business, government, non-profits, and education.

The BAAS in Organizational Leadership is an affordable way to earn a baccalaureate degree with a few as 120 semester credit hours. The competencies and courses are offered in seven-week terms, so students will be able to accelerate their time to degree completion.

Students initially register for 6 hours (two courses) prior to the beginning of each term.  When students successfully complete all of the competencies mapped to the courses, they have the opportunity to accelerate into another course with the expectation it will be completed by the end of the current term. Additional time is not granted to complete courses added later in the term. Students may continue to add courses, one at a time, after they successfully complete their current registrations throughout the term to accelerate their time to degree completion. 

Please note:Students are not allowed to add courses during the final week of the term.

Below is a degree guide only – it does not constitute an official degree plan. Texas A&M-Commerce students are responsible for filing official degree plans with their department.

GENERAL EDUCATION (42 hours)*

Communication (6 hours)

ENGL 1301 College Reading & Writing

ENGL 1302 Written Argument/Research

Mathematics (3 hours)

MATH 179 Math App/Philosophy

Life & Physical Sciences (6 hours)

TWO courses from:

IS 1315 Integrated Science I

IS 1317 Integrated Science II

Literature, Philosophy & Culture (3 hours)

HIST 264 A Nation Divided: American History or PHIL 1301 Intro to Philosophy

American History (6 hours)

HIST 1301 US History to 1877

HIST 1302 US History from 1865

Government/Political Science (6 hours)

PSCI 2301 Principles of US and Texas Government

PSCI 2302 Texas Government; Insts & Policies

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)

PSY 2301 Introduction to Psychology or SOC 1301 Introduction to Sociology

Creative Arts (3 hours)

ART 1301 Art Appreciation or THE 1310 Introduction to the Theater

Component Area (6 hours)

Students will have the opportunity to choose two additional core curriculum courses to satisfy this requirement

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ELECTIVES (48 hours) *

 48 hours of lower division and/or upper level coursework transferred and/or completed at TAMU-C.

APPLIED MAJOR COURSES (30 hours) †

ORGL-3311—Issues in Organizational Leadership

ORGL 3321—Data-Driven Decision Making I

ORGL 3322—Behavior, Ethics, Leadership I

ORGL 3331—Data-Driven Decision Making II

ORGL 3332—Behavior, Ethics, Leadership II

ORGL 4341—Leadership Theory I

ORGL 4343—Leading Change

ORGL 4342—Leadership Theory II

ORGL 4352—Capstone I

ORGL 4361—Capstone II

TOTAL = 120 semester credit hours

*General Education and Professional Development Electives requirements must be completed before students begin the Applied Major Courses requirements.

*Only the Applied Major Courses must be taken through instruction at Texas A&M University-Commerce.