Bachelor of Science in Organizational Development

The Organizational Development Bachelor of Science Degree Program is in the Business Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences, School of Technology. Organizational Development is a distinct field of academic study preparing students for positions as supervisors, project leaders, change agents, and trainers in a variety of organizational settings.

Delivery Method

Face to face classes, evening classes, weekend classes, online classes, and hybrid classes.

Admission Requirements

  • Have earned a minimum of 30 credit hours from an accredited institution;

  • Have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 or higher;

  • Students who do not meet these admission requirements, but meet EIU's general transfer admission requirements, will have their applications reviewed by the organizational development coordinator. Following this review, students may be required to participate in a pre-entry interview or submit a new application for consideration at a later time.

Transfer Policy

The Degree Program will accept up to 95 semester hours of transfer credit from regionally accredited colleges and universities; 78 of these semester hours may be transferred from community colleges.

Special Characteristics

  • Minors in Organizational Leadership and Talent Development may be earned while completing the major. The minors provide additional depth of skills to meet the student's career objectives.

  • Focuses on successful interventions through supervisor/leadership development, team development, conflict resolution, change, diversity, and training-based activities.

  • Adult students with work experience are able demonstrate these work-based skills in order to earn college credit.

  • Prior learning assessment and flexible scheduling and course offerings ensure that students develop the required skills and earn their degree in the shortest period of time.

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