Jun 30, 2022  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Organizational Studies, B.A.

Kalpana Misra, Political Science

Organizational studies is an interdisciplinary major composed of 30 hours of coursework leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. It is 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 idea is to provide students with knowledge and skills which will prepare them for entry level administrative positions in both public and private organizations. A minor is required.

Learning Objectives

Students will

  1. Develop critical thinking and analytical skills.
  2. Demonstrate ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both written and oral forms.
  3. Develop an understanding of the management of organizations.
  4. Gain an understanding of the diverse social, cultural and economic contexts in which organizations function.

Tulsa Curriculum Requirements (53 hours)

General Curriculum (25 hours)****

  • Block I Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative Experience (6 hours)
  • Block II Historical and Social Interpretation (12 hours)
  • Block III Scientific Investigation (7 hours including one lab)


*AS 1001  is required for freshmen matriculating at TU immediately after graduating from high school.

**AS 2001  is required for sophomores.

***Language requirement may vary depending upon placement.

****No more than two courses from any one discipline may be used to fulfill General Curriculum requirements. Two courses must be taken which meet the Cultural Diversity and Gender Studies  requirement.

Some students may be required to take ENGL 1004 Introduction to College Writing  and MATH 1053 College Algebra .

Organizational Studies Major Requirements (30 hours)

Senior Project

Core Curriculum requirement (3 hours).  Not counted as part of the major.


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.

SP 2113 Public Speaking  is recommended to fill a Block I elective requirement.

Required Minor (12-15 hours)

Students must, with the advisor’s approval, enroll in at least 12 hours in a minor field. Six of these hours must be at the 3000 level or above.

General Electives (29 hours)

Total: 124 hours