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Bachelor of Science in Organizational Behavior

Lead Faculty: Dr. Henry J. Venter

The behavior of individuals and groups in an organization directly affects the success of the organization. Knowledge of human behavior, psychology and business is critical in helping people lead productive lives and contribute to the achievement of organizational goals and objectives. The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Behavior provides a solid foundation for applying knowledge to the workplace and increasing the effectiveness of both individuals and work teams.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Ability to write a comprehensive paper in APA style that covers the empirical and theoretical study of a specific topic related to the major.
  2. Knowledge of ethics, responsibility, and legal obligations and apply these principles to personal and professional situations.
  3. Competency in applying group psychology and group dynamics to team building and cooperative/collaborative tasks.
  4. Knowledge of human resource development and training as applied to organizational effectiveness, performance management, motivation, and achieving individual, group, and organizational goals.
  5. Knowledge of the history and precursors of organizational theory and management practice and to articulate this in writing from a psychological perspective.
  6. Entry level skills and techniques in diagnosing, planning, implementing, and managing organizational change and technological innovation.
  7. Mastery of human communication and conflict resolution skills applied in diverse settings with diverse populations.
  8. Capacity to recognize multiple cultural perspective and their implication for work place success.
  9. Ability to apply basic methods of collection and interpretation of behavioral and organizational quantitative and qualitative data.

Requirements

To receive a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Behavior, students must complete at least 180 quarter units as articulated below, 76.5 of which must be completed at the upper division level and 45 of which must be completed in residence at National University. In the absence of transfer credit additional general electives may be needed to fulfill the total unit requirement for the degree.

Bachelor of Sciences in Organization behavior/Master of Human Behavior (BSOB/MAHUB) Transition Program

Students who are currently enrolled in the BSOB degree program and have at least a GPA of 3.0 and are within six courses of graduation, may request the BSOB/MAHUB transition program through their Admissions Adviser and once approved may then take two of the following three MAHUB classes as electives during the BSOB program: HUB601A, HUB646, and HUB601D. To be eligible, students must apply for and begin the MAHUB program within six months of completing the BSOB program.  Students my choose up to two graduate-level MAHUB courses for which all prerequisites are met (if any). The number of courses required to earn a MAHUB is reduced from 12 to as few as 10 courses. Graduate-level coursework taken as part of the transition program cannot be transferred as graduate level credit to this or any other university. Students must complete the graduate level coursework taken as part of the BSOB degree with a grade of 'B' or better. Students must complete the MAHUB program within four years with no break exceeding 12 months.

Requirements for the Major (9 courses; 40.5 quarter units)

Core Requisite(s):

Upper-Division Electives (7 courses; 31.5 quarter units)
Students can select from the following course prefixes to meet elective requirements: HUB, PSY, SOC, CJA, HCA, HRM, MGT, and COM.

Program Information

Online Education

This program is available online.