Understand Organizational Theory, Ethics, and Human Behavior

Acquire an understanding of human behavior in groups, organizations, and larger systems. The in-depth curriculum will include organizational theory and behavior, professional ethics, management, information systems, individual and group dynamics, and communication skills. Focus on business (emphasis on management and information systems) and humanities/social sciences (emphasis on communications, philosophy, political science, psychology, education, and/or sociology).

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Expand Your Knowledge of the Human Side of Managing Organizations!

Build upon your interests and experiences to develop effective solutions to organizational situations:

  • Enhance oral and written communication abilities
  • Understand in depth organizational theory and behavior
  • Foster positive, effective motivation capabilities
  • Gain deeper insight into business practices and professional ethics
  • Develop aptitudes in training and development
  • Build effective organizational and team building abilities

Bachelor of Arts/Science in Professional Studies

Program of Study — Organizational Studies Concentration (120 hours)

AGSC Area   Hours
I Freshman Composition 3-6
II1 Fine Arts 3
  Humanities (literature) 3
  Humanities (literature or non-literature) 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts 3
III Mathematics 3-4
  Natural Sciences (lab) 8
IV1 History 3
  Social & Behavioral Sciences (non-history) 6
   History/SBS 3
  1Take either 1 EH (Literature) + 2 HY (History) or 2 EH (Literature) + 1 HY (History). Take no more than six hours in a single discipline in Area II or Area IV.  
  Choose any course at any level, not required to be major-related.  
  2Up to 34 hours technical credit may be accepted as electives.  
PRO 301 Theories and Practices of Adult Learning (waived w/permission) 7 week term 3
PRO 310 Academic Writing for Professional Studies 7 week term 3
PRO 320 Interdisciplinary Perspectives & Critical Thinking 7 week term 3
PRO 325 Interdisciplinary Research & Applications 7 week term 3
PRO 498 Inquiry & Learning 10 week term 3
PRO 499 Capstone Experience: Research Thesis/Project Full term 3
MGT 301 Managing Organizations 3
MGT 361 Organizational Behavior 3
  Business Related Courses 12
  Arts, Humanities & Social Science Related Courses 12-15
Total Degree Requirements

Organizational Studies Skills and Careers
Skills and Careers

Why Organizational Studies?

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