Leadership Studies

BS in Leadership and Organizational Studies - Integrative Professional Studies

The Integrative Professional Studies completion degree program is an option within the Leadership and Organizational Studies major and is intended to meet the needs of transfer and returning students* who have a variety of academic backgrounds, employment experience, and career aspirations. Students in the program complete their degrees through a combination of LOS courses, transfer credits, and prior learning assessment.

This program may be completed face-to-face on our Lewiston and Portland campuses, fully online, or through a combination of the two.  For more information about the fully online option, contact Admissions at admitusm@maine.edu. For more information about our other options, contact a Student Success advisor at 207-753-6536.

Please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission for application information.

*Returning USM students must not have been enrolled for at least 3 years in order to be eligible for this completion degree program option. This option is not available as a double major or dual degree.

Requirements for students pursuing this concentration within the major are:

  • At least 75 credits being transferred into the program*
  • Completion of at least 120 credits
  • Satisfaction of the 30 credit hours residency requirement for USM
  • Satisfaction of the USM core curriculum requirements
  • Completion of the following courses: LOS 299, LOS 300, LOS 350, LOS 301, and LOS 440 (students must receive a B- or higher in both LOS 300 and LOS 350)
  • Completion of any Ethics course that is 3 credits or more and is 200+ level
  • Completion of 12 credit hours in LOS electives that are 300+ level

*Returning USM students must not have been enrolled for at least 3 years in order to be eligible for this completion degree program option. This option is not available as a double major or dual degree.

Students selecting this completion degree program as an option within the LOS major work closely with advisors to facilitate transfer credit, prior learning assessment, and course selection.

Leadership Studies graduates have many career options.  For example, they work as Community Developers, Unit Supervisors, Project Managers, Executive Directors, Philanthropists, and Airline Administrators in organizations as varied as the Bell Manufacturing, Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council, SYNERNET, National Semiconductor, Wright Express, Central Maine Medical Center, FaithWorks, and the International Red Cross, to name just a few.