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Social Sciences Majors

Organizational Studies

The major in Organizational Studies is intended to serve the degree completion needs of those students, particularly adult learners, who already have earned a significant block of transfer credit, often with a major emphasis in business organization/management and technical skill. This major enables those students to integrate the studies they have already completed into a baccalaureate degree major and to enrich these studies through exposure to course work in the arts, social sciences, humanities and the sciences. Students can choose from concentrations in business, criminology, public management, and organizational leadership.

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Courses and Requirements

Requirements for the Major: 45 semester credits from three concentrations.(See degree checklist or catalog for details.)

Business Concentration:

  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Principles of Economics Macro or Micro
  • Service Management Capstone Seminar

6 to 9 credits in Accounting, Business and Political Science. Suggested Courses:

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Information Systems
  • International Politics
  • Business Law I
  • Human Resource Management

Also a minimum of 12 hours/maximum of 18 hours in ECON, HIST, POLS, PSYC, SOCS. Suggested courses include:

  • Human Relations Training
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Small Group Dynamics
  • Organizational Behavior

Also, the major requires a minimum of 12 hours/maximum of 16 hours in technical skills.

Criminal Justice Concentration:

  • GV Capstone
  • Senior Seminar

A minimum of 12 hours/maximum of 18 hours in the following suggested courses:

  • Principles of Management
  • Introduction to Public Administrations
  • American Constitutional Law & Development I & II
  • Social Problems
  • Criminology Theory
  • Research Methods for Social Sciences

A minimum of 12 hours/maximum of 18 hours in the following suggested courses:

  • Addictive Behaviors
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Race & Ethnic Relations
  • Social Psychology
  • Corrections and Penology
  • Juvenile Justics and Gangs
  • Police and the Courts
  • Forensic Socio-psychology
  • Crime and Media
  • Women and Crime
  • Violence in the Workplace
  • Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation

Also, the major requires a minimum of 12 hours/maximum of 16 hours in technical skills.

Organizational Leadership Concentration:

  • Entrepreneurship & Business Fundamentals
  • Principles of Management
  • GV Capstone

6 to 12 credits in ACCT and BSAD. Suggested Courses:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Business Law I
  • Human Resource Management
  • Foundations of Leadership

A minimum of 12 hours/maximum of 18 hours in History, Sociology, Psychology, Economics and Political Science.

Also, the major requires a minimum of 12 hours/maximum of 16 hours in technical skills.

Public Management Concentration:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Introduction to Public Administration
  • Senior Seminar

Take 9 -12 credits in Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology. Suggested courses include:

  • Principles of Macro Economics
  • Social Psychology
  • State and Local Government
  • Public Policy
  • Public Finance
  • Internship

Take 12-15 credits from History, Sociology, and Psychology.

Take 12-16 credits in Techincal Skills.

For detailed course descriptions, please go to the current catalog HERE.

Career Options

What alumni say:
"Grand View's Individualized Major degree program allowed me to combine military training and experience with traditional business and liberal arts courses to meet the requirements of a baccalaureate degree. With my Grand View degree, I qualified for a new position within the Iowa National Guard's Education Services Office, and that degree will enhance my chances for promotion within this organization."

Bradley D. Westpheling '96
Education Guidance Counselor
Iowa Army National Guard

 

Reference Documents

2014-15 Requirements

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2013-14 Requirements

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2012-13 Requirements

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2010-12 Requirements

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2008-10 Requirements

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