Online Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Organizational Studies)

Our organizational studies major can advance your understanding of modern organizations. In this program, you’ll learn to consider a variety of perspectives in analysis and decision-making. With these skills, you’ll be able to answer questions, solve problems and address contemporary social issues. This degree is tailored to your interests and can help you further your career.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 10/13/2021


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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What is organizational studies?

Organizational studies examines how individuals build organizational structures, processes and practices. The goal of organizational studies is to create influential institutions and shape social relations. Prepare to explore vital concepts for the success of nonprofits, governments and businesses. Key topic areas include:

  • Communication strategies.
  • Diversity.
  • Ethics.
  • Management styles.
  • Technologies.

In this program, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from a broad range of concentrations to supplement your learning. You’ll also discover how to leverage this knowledge in the context of organizations. Additionally, you’ll build field-ready experience through a hands-on internship.

What is the study of organizational behavior specifically concerned with?

 

The study of organizational behavior examines the activity of people in groups. In a similar fashion, organizational psychology considers human behavior related to work. Organizational studies also includes research on how people build organizations. This knowledge can be used to make workplaces more productive and efficient.

Why do we study organizational psychology?

Having an understanding of organizational psychology makes it easier to discover areas of improvement. Specialized study identifies resource gaps and institutes sustainable plans for improvement. As an organizational studies major, you’ll play a critical role in these efforts.

Why is organizational studies a good major?

 

Organizational studies majors enable healthy, efficient and effective operations in modern organizations. In this program, you’ll examine various steps of problem-solving including how to assign responsibility, question the cause and identify multiple solutions. You’ll also have the opportunity to select concentrations that align with your professional goals.

Does my organizational studies degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Featured organizational studies courses

Organizational studies courses cover a broad, customizable curriculum. The foundational courses examine the practices of modern organizations, while the elective courses focus on your individual interests. Featured courses include:


IDS 300: Theories and Applications of Organizational Studies (L or SB)


IDS 302: Integration Skills


IDS 401: Integration: Experiential Learning


IDS 201: Intellectual Fusion (SB)


IDS 301: Becoming Interdisciplinary


OGL 340: Special Topics


OGL 343: Social Processes in Organizations (SB)


OGL 345: Organizational Ethics (HU)


What can I do with an organizational studies degree?

An organizational studies degree can prepare you for advancement in many roles. The customizable nature of this program allows you to tailor what you learn to your individual goals. Professionals can also use this degree to compete for more senior roles. Career examples include:

Commercial Real Estate Associate


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Employee Training Manager


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Executive Assistant


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Human Resources Manager


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Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist)


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Marketing Associate


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Sales Manager


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Distinguished faculty who support effective, enriching education

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing.

Distinguished faculty who support effective, enriching education

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing.

Organizational studies major admission requirements

I am a future

You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Study at a globally recognized university

Arizona State University is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report.

#1


in innovation for 6 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 10


best online bachelor’s programs.

Top 10%


best global universities.

80%


of graduates reported that their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities.

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Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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