Organizational Leadership crosses disciplinary, organizational, community, and cultural boundaries. The Organizational Leadership major is designed to deliver an interdisciplinary educational experience while promoting the development of fundamental leadership skills, such as critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, and communication. Organizational Leadership teaches students how to contribute as citizens in a complex, multi-cultural world. Students gain a broad intellectual understanding of the interrelationships among several areas of study including the social sciences, natural sciences, fine arts, and humanities.

Organizational Leadership provides future leaders with the knowledge to deal with complex problems and the skills to provide multi-perspective solutions. Graduates are well-positioned to embark on new careers or advance in their current work. The Organizational Leadership major also prepares students for graduate work in multiple fields.

Organizational Leadership students must complete an area of emphasis. Areas of emphasis include Arts, Applied Communication, Early Childhood Education, Emergency Management, Environmental Policy Studies, Human Development, Nonprofit Leadership and Leadership in Public Service. Students also have the option to create an emphasis tailored to their individual needs through a Self-Directed area of emphasis (12 credits of upper-level courses, with no more than six of the credits in any single discipline). Additional areas of emphasis are currently being developed.