Online Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Organizational Studies)
Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in organizational studies 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.
Next start date: 06/29/2022
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.
- Management styles.
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. With an organizational studies major concentration, you’ll play a critical role in these efforts.
Does my organizational studies degree concentration 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.
Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn: Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary studies. Your concentration in organizational studies will not appear on your diploma, but it will be noted on your transcripts.
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 concentration?
An organizational studies degree concentration 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:
Organizational studies admission requirements
You are considered a first-year student 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).
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