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Programs in Organizational Studies

Master the art and science of organizational behavior to implement effective change that makes a societal impact on a micro and macro level.

Our people-centric program seamlessly blends the disciplines of organizational communication and industrial-organizational psychology with management. Building on the general curriculum through a variety of courses in communication, economics, psychology, sociology, management, and marketing, you will acquire unique proficiency to study the collective activities of an organization and its structures.

Our expert faculty will provide a breadth and depth of knowledge, enabling you to grasp the multifaceted behavioral aspects of overseeing human resources. By sharpening your leadership, entrepreneurship, and strategic thinking skills, you’ll finish the program equipped to work in a variety of future-forward careers.

100% Success Rate for Org. Studies Graduates

$139K+ Annual Median Pay for Industrial-Operational Psychologists

9:1 Student-Faculty Ratio

#1 National Merit Scholars

Professional Opportunities

TU student in class.

Incorporating everything from change management to strategy implementation, you may custom design your curriculum based on individual interests offered by both the Kendall College of Arts and Sciences and Collins College of Business. Our transdisciplinary program provides you with all-encompassing knowledge and skills instrumental for entry-level administrative positions. Encouraged to complete internships and study abroad for credit, TU alumni learn to operate effectively in organizations such as Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Red Fuse Communications, and McElroy Manufacturing, Inc.

Job opportunities: 

  • Administrative service manager
  • Business and nonprofit consultant 
  • Community services manager
  • Human resource manager 
  • Policy Analyst

Beyond the Classroom

    • Set the stage for lifelong learning and success.

      Learning is an individualized journey that extends far beyond a major or the walls of a classroom. TU’s Office of Integrative and Experiential Learning (OIEL) provides opportunities for scholars to enliven their studies through global education, research, scholarship, and interdisciplinary programs. Our real-world academic enrichment opportunities are designed to challenge students and enhance their personal and professional educational experience.


    • Make your TU experience as rich and diverse as you like.

      TU students have abundant opportunities to get involved with clubs and organizations to develop new skills, meet new friends, and make lifetime memories. From international clubs, music groups, and intramural sports to Greek life, student government, and on-campus leadership, there’s truly something for everyone at TU. Our multi-faceted extracurricular options perfectly complement our multidisciplinary academic approach.


    • Be the change you want to see.

      TU encourages students to give back to the community and see societal problems through a different lens. In considering issues ranging from low-income to racial biases, students analyze the intricacies of cyclical social issues to gain broader perspectives and insights, which they can share with others and act on in the community.


    • Pursue success with confidence — backed by TU’s job placement guarantee.

      TU is committed to our students’ professional success, which is why our Center for Career Development, aka CaneCareers, offers a job placement guarantee program. We promise that students who follow the program will land an entry-level job in their chosen field or continue their education within six months of graduation, or we’ll give them a free semester of grad school.


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    Our supportive faculty draws from a wide range of interrelated fields of expertise to prepare you for dynamic professional careers via an individualized curriculum that examines and explains modern-day organizational operations. Click below to learn more.