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GHC launches new online Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership

Georgia Highlands College (GHC) will offer an online Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership starting this fall, the ninth bachelor’s degree program option at the college. 

The program, offered in partnership with University System of Georgia (USG) eMajor, can be completed fully online. 

Chief Academic Officer and Provost Sarah Coakley says the program would be a good fit for self-motivated, independent learners interested in a leadership role within the public, private, or nonprofit sector.   

“The broad reach of the bachelor’s in organizational leadership creates maximum job opportunities for program graduates,” Coakley said. “Graduates could work as city managers, heads of public departments or agencies, heads of nonprofit organizations, or office managers in a number of businesses.” 

It’s also an excellent degree choice for those seeking to grow an existing career. 

“This degree program is perfect for working adults, military members and transfer students as the program is fully online and consists of 8-week courses,” Program Coordinator Alan Nichols said. “Also, with the degree program being fully online, working adults can fit courses around their busy work and life schedules.” 

He added, “The convenience of the degree for working adults cannot be understated.” 

The program hosts four concentrations: Public Service, Social Justice, Office Administration and Technology, and Healthcare Administration. 

The bachelor’s in organizational leadership provides current students an additional opportunity to continue their academic journey at GHC while meeting the needs of a diverse workforce and expanding economic development throughout the region and neighboring states.  

“The curriculum is interdisciplinary and flexible, and students from a variety of academic backgrounds and pathways can enter the program,” Professor for the School of Social Sciences and Education Teresa Hutchins said. “For students who want to go into public service or work for nonprofit organizations, the bachelor’s in organizational leadership allows them to earn their credentials close to home, and upon graduation, the potential to stay in the community.” 

Georgia Highlands College recently expanded its in-state tuition to the entire state of Alabama and assists students transferring from colleges in Alabama. General education courses for the bachelor’s in organizational leadership are $95 per credit hour, while courses in the major are $199 per credit hour. 

Visit the GHC Transfer Equivalency System to see how your institution’s credits will transfer to GHC.   

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