Organizational Sciences Major

Majoring in Organizational Sciences prepares students for academic and professional lives in organizations by providing a deep understanding of the systemic dynamics and interactive effects of organizational, individual, and environmental behaviors, using an interdisciplinary approach. 

The major in Organizational Sciences aims to create in students an understanding of and capacity to apply theories, concepts, and tools to address questions and problems in Organizational Sciences, including a comprehensive understanding of organizational effectiveness. Students learn about the interdisciplinary nature of the field and are exposed to foundational concepts including statistics, research methods, ethics, and related social and behavioral science topics. The program prepares students to be able to analyze and solve problems by synthesizing information and demonstrating a systemic understanding of the relationship between the individual, organization, and environment. 


Requirements for the Major if Declared AFTER MAY 31, 2015:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.

ORSC 1109 is a pre-requisite for all ORSC courses as of Fall 2015.  Only students who have declared as ORSC majors prior to May 31, 2015 are exempt from this pre-requisite requirement.

Required courses (24 credits):

COMM 3170: Organizational Communication

ECON 1011: Principles of Economics I

or ECON 1012: Pronciples of Economics II

ORSC 1109: Introduction to Organizational Sciences

If a grade lower than a C- is recieved for ORSC 1109, the course must be repeated; credit for repetition will not count toward the degree.

ORSC 2046: Global Organizations

ORSC 4161: Research Methods in Organizational Sciences

ORSC 4197W: Senior Research Seminar 

PSYC 2544: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

STAT 1053: Introduction to Statistics in Social Science

Five courses (15 credits) from the following:

ORSC 2116: Leading Change

ORSC 2123: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

ORSC 2143: Leadership and Performance

ORSC 3141: Strategy in Organizations

ORSC 3159: Extreme Decisions

ORSC 3165: Organizational Netwrok Analysis

ORSC 3190: Special Topics

ORSC 4195: Independent Study

PSYC 2560: Group Dynamics

Two courses (6 credits) both within the same department, from one of the following departments:

American Studies

Anthropology

Communication

Economics

Geography

History

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology

A list of approved courses fulfilling this requirement is available here.

 


Requirements for the Major if Declared BEFORE MAY 31, 2015:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.

ORSC 1109 is a pre-requisite for all ORSC courses as of Fall 2015.  Only students who have declared as ORSC majors prior to May 31, 2015 are exempt from this pre-requisite requirement.

Required courses (21 credits):

ECON 1011: Principles of Economics I

or ECON 1012: Pronciples of Economics II

ORSC 1109: Introduction to Organizational Sciences

If a grade lower than a C- is recieved for ORSC 1109, the course must be repeated; credit for repetition will not count toward the degree.

ORSC 2046: Global Organizations

ORSC 4161: Research Methods in Organizational Sciences

ORSC 4197W: Senior Research Seminar 

PSYC 2544: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

STAT 1053: Introduction to Statistics in Social Science

Six courses (18 credits) from the following:

COMM 3170: Organizational Communication

ORSC 2116: Leading Change

ORSC 2123: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

ORSC 2143: Leadership and Performance

ORSC 3141: Strategy in Organizations

ORSC 3165: Organizational Netwrok Analysis

ORSC 3190: Special Topics

ORSC 4195: Independent Study

PSYC 2560: Group Dynamics

Two courses (6 credits) both within the same department, from one of the following departments:

American Studies

Anthropology

Communication

Economics

Geography

History

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology

A list of approved courses fulfilling this requirement is available here.

 


Dr. Rashid Mosley
Organizational Sciences Undergraduate Advisor
The George Washington University
600 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
drmosley@gwu.edu

 

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