Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior

This program of interdisciplinary study prepares students who wish to more fully understand organizations and the behaviors of people within them.

Coordinator: Lynn Kalnbach, Ph.D.

Organizational Behavior B.A. major

This program may be combined with elective study in management, psychology, or other disciplines, and forms a foundation for students who are interested in managing organizational change initiatives.  This major also prepares students who wish to undertake graduate study in various areas of organization studies or management.

Required courses: SOC 1125 General Sociology; HIS/WGS 2231 Cultural Anthropology; PHL 3354 Management Ethics; PSY 3216 Personality, PSY 3327 Social Psychology, PSY 3328 Behavior Management, PSY 3330 Research Methods; MGT 3240 Human Resource Management, MGT/PSY 3550 Organizational Behavior, MGT 3560 Organization Development, MGT 4261 Team Development, MGT 4262 Training and Development, and MGT 3150/ENG 3364 Management Communication: Written.

Minimum 2.4 cumulative grade point average in the required courses.

Organizational Behavior minor

The minor in Organizational Behavior requires at least 20 credits of Management and Psychology courses and must include: SOC 1125 General Sociology or PSY 3327 Social Psychology; PSY 3216 Personality, PSY 3328 Behavior Management; MGT/PSY 3550 Organizational Behavior, MGT 3560 Organization Development, and MGT 4261 Team Development.

Organizational Behavior major outcomes

Students completing the Organizational Behavior major will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of individual and group behavior to work environment
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Integrate different areas of knowledge to solve organizational problems
  4. Recognize individual biases and build constructive relationships
  5. Apply ethical decision making principles