The University of Tulsa offers a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree in Organizational Studies through the Kendall College of Arts and Sciences. Organizational Studies is an interdisciplinary major composed of 30 hours of course work designed for those students who wish to study organizational behavior and structure in the public and private realms, without limiting themselves to one of the participating disciplines.
The major blends the disciplines of Communication and Industrial/Organizational Psychology with Management. The aim of the program is to provide students with knowledge and skills that will prepare them for administrative positions in both public and private organizations. The degree requires all students to complete a minor.
The organizational studies major builds on the general curriculum through a variety of courses in communication, economics, psychology, sociology, management and marketing. The interdisciplinary degree allows students to take courses offered by both the Kendall College of Arts and Sciences and the Collins College of Business and provides them with the breadth and depth of knowledge that will help them to understand the complex world in which we live and to succeed in it.
Students are encouraged to participate in internships for credit or study abroad. During the senior year, students complete a senior project worth three credit hours.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills by applying managerial problem solving techniques
- Demonstrate ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both written and oral forms
- Compare different management organizations and evaluate their organizational principles, function, and practices
- Identify how organizations function in diverse, social, cultural, and economic contexts
Typical Four Year Schedule
Lower Level Required (9 hours, 3 of the following)
BUS 1013 Business and Society COM 2013 Communication Systems COM 2523 Communication Technology and Society ECON 2013 Principles of Economics I: Macroeconomics ECON 2023 Principles of Economics II: Microeconomics MGT 2143 Intro Sports Management PSY 2053 Psychology of Work PSY 2253 Foundations of Psychology SOC 1013 Sociological Imagination
Upper Level Required (12 hours, 4 of the following)
COM 366 Writing Public Relations ENGL 3003 Writing for the Professions MGT 3003 Principles of Management MGT 3153 Financial Management (Not-For-Profit) MGT 3163 Management Not-For-Profit MGT 3173 Revenue Gen Sports Org PSY 3073 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Upper Level Electives (9 hours, 3 of the following)
AM 3013 Arts Administration I AM 3023 Arts Administration II ANTH 4048 Introduction to Museum Work COM 3453 Media/Concept Strategy COM 4613 Internship COM 4943 Analyze Comm. Organization MGT 3063 Organizational Behavior MGT 3103 Human Resource Management MGT 3973 Financial Aspects of Nonprofits MGT 4023 Negotiation and Management Skills MKTG 3003 Principles of Marketing MKTG 4973 Seminar: Managing Nonprofit Orgs PSY 3053 Social Psychology PSY 4063 Psychology of Diversity SOC 3023 Sociology of Work and Occupations
Senior Project (3 hours)Recommended Block Courses
SP 2113 Public Speaking (Block I)
Note: No more than 15 credits in the major may be taken in courses offered by the Collins College of Business. Students planning to use upper level business electives should choose at least one of the economics courses as a lower level elective.
Designed for those students who wish to study organizational behavior and structure in the public and private realms, without limiting themselves to one of the participating disciplines.
Contact the Director
Meet Dean of College of Arts and Sciences and Organizational Studies Program Director Kalpana Misra.