Prepare for careers that involve finding solutions to human problems in organizations and communities.

BPS Degree Requirements

Focus on organizational theory and behavior, professional ethics, group dynamics, and communication skills

Coursework will focus on business (emphasis on management and information systems) and humanities/social sciences (emphasis on communications, philosophy, political science, psychology, education, and/or sociology).

The in-depth curriculum will include organizational theory and behavior, professional ethics, management, information systems, individual and group dynamics, and communication skills. Students will acquire an understanding of human behavior in groups, organizations, and larger systems.

Program of Study — BPS Organizational Studies Concentration

Charger Foundations (General Ed - 41 or 42 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.  
General Electives2 (27-34 Hours)
  2Up to 34 hours technical credit may be accepted as electives.  
Interdisciplinary Core (18 Hours) - Available Online
PRO 301 Theories and Practices of Adult Learning (waived w/permission) 3
PRO 310 Academic Writing for Professional Studies 3
PRO 320 Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Critical Thinking 3
PRO 325 Interdisciplinary Research & Applications 3
PRO 498 Inquiry & Learning 3
PRO 499 Capstone Experience: Research Thesis/Project 3
Interdisciplinary Concentration - Organizational Studies (30 hours)
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
120
A note about Professional Studies (PRO) courses:
  • PRO 301 is held in a 7 week term and is offered either as a hybrid course, meeting one evening each week with the majority of the work being done online, or it can be taken completely online.
  • PRO 310, PRO 320, and PRO 325 are held in 7 week terms and are offered completely online.
  • PRO 498 is held in a 7 week term and must be taken in the next to last semester before graduation.
  • PRO 499 is held in a full semester (fall, spring, or summer) and must be taken in the graduating semester. In lieu of meeting in a traditional classroom setting or online, at the start of the semester, students will set a time, date, and method to check in with the instructor each week. Check-ins can be in person or via email, phone, Skype, or Zoom. 

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Why Organizational Studies?

Organizational leadership degree programs prepare students to be business and program leaders who are skilled in handling the human aspect of business management. Graduates in this major are trained to understand what it takes to be an effective manager or leader, how to motivate others,  and how to successfully implement change. As people are involved in every business and organization, at multiple levels, jobs for this degree can be found in a variety of settings and roles.”
The Houston Chronicle

Organizational Studies

About the concentration

Careers in this area focus on finding solutions to human problems in organizations and/or communities. Students will receive education and build skills in areas of business and humanities/social sciences preparing them to better understand human behavior in groups, organizations and large businesses.

Skillset

  • Outstanding oral and written communication abilities
  • Organizational theory and behavior
  • Critical thinking and problem resolution
  • Motivate and influence others
  • Individual and group dynamics
  • Knowledgeable in standard business practices and professional ethics
  • Training and Development
  • Effective team organization

Potential Career Paths

  • Human Resources Management
  • Employee Development
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Corporate Training
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Program Developer
  • Instructional Designer
  • Recruiter