Organizational Studies Concentration

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

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