Bachelor of Science in Organizational Behavior
A degree in organizational behavior prepares students for successful engagement within 21st Century companies and civil society organizations. Organizational behavior degree students master relevant theory, concepts, and skills that prepare them for specific roles (e.g., manager, trainer), interventions (e.g., conflict resolution, diversity training), and organizational-level activities (e.g., program development, change, and evaluation) critical to many contemporary careers. In a fast moving and interconnected global context, the organizational behavior program emphasizes the application of psychological principles in organizational development, and that change is critical to helping people lead meaningful and productive lives, and enhancing their contribution to the organization’s mission and to the larger community.
Students are systematically trained and mentored in role-related competencies including assessment and research, performance enhancement, culture and diversity integration, leadership and mentoring, employee wellness, creativity and innovation, organizational design, professional ethics, critical thinking and analysis, communication and presentation skills, and adapting in a global community.
Competencies include collection, analysis and display of data, effective communication, diagnosing and implementing change processes, working in diverse workplaces, personal wellness and stress management, conflict resolution, crisis management, effective remote and in-person team facilitation, use of group collaboration technology, creativity and dynamics of innovation, human resource training and development, decision making, leadership, coaching, and ethics.
These competencies prepare students for occupations such as performance trainers, coaches, facilitators, assessors, diversity trainers, change managers, management analysts, mediators, peace workers, team leaders, wellness and employees assistance, technology implementation designers, creativity consultants, in settings such as health care, public safety, military tech start-ups, local government, non-profit NGOs, refugee aid community outreach. The BSOB provides a sound basis for continued study at the Masters and Doctoral levels.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Communicate effectively using appropriate technology, professional reports and research papers in APA style.
- Apply ethics, responsibility, and legal obligations to personal and professional decision making.
- Analyze group dynamics in process and apply group practice to cooperative/collaborative team tasks.
- Apply the principles of human resource development, wellness, performance coaching and training to employee wellbeing, and organizational effectiveness.
- Employ entry level skills and techniques in diagnosing, planning, implementing, and managing organizational change and technological innovation.
- Demonstrate mastery in interpersonal communication and conflict resolution skills in diverse settings with diverse populations using oral and written forms.
- Recognize multiple cultural perspectives and assess their implications for work place success.
- Apply basic methods of collection and interpretation of behavioral and organizational data and use appropriate methods for analysis and display.
- Compare and contrast major psychological concepts of leadership, power, innovation and social transformation.
- Develop a personal approach to work-life balance in today’s workplaces.
- HUB 410 Psychology for Managers
- HUB 500 Cross-Cultural Dynamics
- MGT 422 Team Bldg, Interpers Dynamics
- HRM 409B Survey in HRM & OD
- MGT 400 Ethics in Law, Business & Mgmt
- HUB 401 Conflict Resolution
- HUB 440 Organizational Development
- HUB 441 Research Design and Analysis
- PSY 480 Senior Project