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Bachelor of Arts Organizational Leadership (2 + 2)

The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership degree is designed to:

  • Develop leadership skills necessary to be effective in our global economy;
  • Enhance problem-solving skills to promote positive organizational change;
  • Learn effective management concepts which can be applied to public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

This degree program, completed through CSU’s online or online live classrooms, requires one of the following tracks (or focus areas) as part of the degree coursework:

  • Urban Studies
  • Business Management
  • Communication

Cleveland State University Website – Organizational Leadership


Parallel LCCC Program


AAS in Human Services to BA in Organizational Leadership Curriculum Pathway

AAB in Business Management to BA in Organizational Leadership Curriculum Pathway

AAS in Public Administration to BA in Organizational Leadership Curriculum Pathway


Admission Requirements

  • Applications can be submitted the term before a student intends to start the CSU program.  Students should work with their LCCC Advisor and the CSU Transfer Center to determine the best time to transfer.
  • Credit from regionally accredited institutions will be evaluated for credit at CSU.  Students must earn a ‘D’ or higher for the course to transfer.
  • Be in good standing with a 2.0+ GPA.
  • High school transcripts will be required for students with less than 12 college credit hours and may be required for financial aid and/or foreign language requirements.
  • ACT/SAT scores are not required for students who have earned 12 or more college credit hours.
  • CSU requires students to have a cumulative 2.0+ GPA from all regionally accredited institutions for admission.
  • Students earning their associate degree in high school cannot apply to the CSU partnership program until they take college credit hours post-high school graduation.  Students should work with the CSU Transfer Center for guidance on courses to take at LCCC, as up to 90 credits can be earned at LCCC before transferring to CSU’s program.


Application Procedures

CSU has “multi-term” registration, which means in March, students register for classes for the fall, spring, and summer of the next academic year. For example, in March 2022, students register for all fall 2022, spring 2023, and summer 2023. Therefore, students expecting to take courses in any semester in the 22-23 school year are advised to apply before (or by) January 2022.

To apply to the Partnership, follow the steps below:

  1. Complete an online application.  Select “pay by mail” and don’t pay $40.
  2. Complete a Partnership Supplement Form and email it to This waives the $40 fee.
  3. Request all colleges you attended to send official transcripts directly to CSU. High school, also.
  4. Once your materials are in, check your CampusNet for an admission decision. It can happen fast!
  5. After you are admitted, meet with your CSU advisor. 
  6. CSU students should log in to CampusNet to register for Transfer Orientation for resources and support services. There are two options:  in-person (currently through Zoom) or online at your own pace through Blackboard. 

Submit all college-level transcripts to:
Cleveland State University
Admissions Office
2398 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 4411


How do I know if I am in the University Partnership?  

How do I know if I am in the University Partnership?

  • You are following the UP Curriculum Pathway from the associate to the bachelor’s degree.
    • For 2:2 degrees, you have been admitted to the partner institution and have registered for your first classes the upcoming semester, 3rd year of partner classes.  The first day of the 3rd year class, you are officially a UP student.
    • For 3:1 degrees, you are a UP student if you are registered for the 3rd year in either bridgework LCCC classes or UP partner classes. You may not be necessarily admitted with the UP partner just yet.  The first day of the 3rd year of UP or LCCC bridgework class, you are officially a UP student.
  • UP Office will use the email address your partner institution shares with us, which is once a semester, to email out a reminder to you about the UP program supports and services.
  • If you are unsure if you are in the UP, you are welcome to email or call the UP Office to verify your status.

How do I show proof I am a UP student to receive benefits and supports offered at LCCC

  • Go to the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of the LCCC Bass Library  (440) 366-4026.
  • Show your class registration for UP classes with the partner institution or LCCC bridgework classes.
  • Bass Library staff will place a color coded sticker on the back of your LCCC or partner institution ID card.  If you have no LCCC or UP ID card, a UP ID card will be issued to you.
  • You will need to get a new sticker (date specific) each semester that you are registered for UP partner classes.
  • An ID card is not required but would be needed if you are seeking benefits and supports at LCCC while in the partnership.
  • Supports and services are for Elyria Campus and the Learning Centers (Community Learning  Center at Lorain High School, Lorain Learning Center at City Center, LCCC Wellington Center, and University Partnership Ridge Campus).



For More Information

Prospective Students – CSU Admissions 
Amanda Zacur –
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Visit CSU
Virtual and in-person options are available! Register today.
Discover CSU – a transfer-focused event to help introduce you to CSU! Being held in person on November 4, 2022 and March 24, 2023.

Prospective Students – Advising
Cleveland State University Transfer Center –
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CSU will be at Lorain in 2023 for prospective student advising! Make an appointment here for February 8, March 7, or April 11.

Admitted and Current Students – Advising
Nonprofit Administration, Organizational Leadership, Public Safety Management, and Urban Studies
Levin College of Public Affairs and Education Academic Advising
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See the Cleveland State University Academic Calendar for important academic dates and deadlines.