Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Organizational Sciences
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.
|Required courses (24 credits):|
|COMM 3170||Organizational Communication|
|ECON 1011||Principles of Economics I|
|or ECON 1012||Principles of Economics II|
|ORSC 1109||Introduction to Organizational Sciences *|
|ORSC 2046||Global Organizations|
|ORSC 2544||Industrial/Organizational Psychology|
|ORSC 4161||Research Methods in Organizational Sciences|
|ORSC 4197W||Senior Research Seminar|
|STAT 1053||Introduction to Statistics in Social Science|
|Five courses (15 credits) from the following:|
|ORSC 2116||Leading Change|
|ORSC 2123||Negotiation and Conflict Resolution|
|ORSC 2143||Leadership and Performance|
|ORSC 2560||Group Dynamics|
|ORSC 3141||Strategy in Organizations|
|ORSC 3159||Extreme Decisions|
|ORSC 3165||Organizational Network Analysis|
|ORSC 3190||Special Topics|
|ORSC 4195||Independent Study|
|Two courses (6 credits) both within the same department, from the following:|
|AMST 2010||Early American Cultural History|
|or HIST 2010||Early American Cultural History|
|AMST 2011||Modern American Cultural History|
|or HIST 2011||Modern American Cultural History|
|AMST 2020||Washington, DC: History, Culture, and Politics|
|or AMST 2020W||Washington, DC: History, Culture, and Politics|
|or HIST 2020||Washington, DC: History, Culture, and Politics|
|or HIST 2020W||Washington, DC: History, Culture, and Politics|
|AMST 2320||U.S. Media and Cultural History|
|or HIST 2320||U.S. Media and Cultural History|
|AMST 2490||Themes in U.S. Cultural History|
|or AMST 2490W||Themes in U.S. Cultural History|
|or HIST 2490||Themes in U.S. Cultural History|
|or HIST 2490W||Themes in U.S. Cultural History|
|AMST 2520||American Architecture I|
|or AH 2154||American Architecture I|
|AMST 2521||American Architecture II|
|or AH 2155||American Architecture II|
|AMST 2533||Material Culture in America|
|or ANTH 2533||Material Culture in America|
|AMST 3900||Critiquing Culture|
|AMST 3901||Examining America|
|ANTH 2008||Foundations of Anthropological Thought|
|or ANTH 2008W||Foundations of Anthropology|
|ANTH 3501||Anthropology of Development|
|ANTH 3502||Cultural Ecology|
|ANTH 3503||Psychological Anthropology|
|ANTH 3506||Politics, Ethnicity, and Nationalism|
|ANTH 3513||Anthropology of Human Rights|
|or ANTH 3513W||Anthropology of Human Rights|
|ANTH 3531||Methods in Sociocultural Anthropology|
|ANTH 3601||Language, Culture, and Cognition|
|or LING 3601||Language, Culture, and Cognition|
|ANTH 3802||Human Cultural Beginnings|
|or ANTH 3802W||Human Cultural Beginnings|
|COMM 2120||Small Group Communication|
|COMM 2140||Nonverbal Behavior|
|COMM 3171||Professional Communication|
|COMM 3173||Communication in a Mediated World|
|COMM 3174||Intercultural Communication|
|COMM 3176||Issues and Image Management|
|ECON 2136||Environmental and Natural Resource Economics|
|ECON 2157||Urban and Regional Economics|
|ECON 2158||Industrial Organization|
|ECON 2159||Government Regulation of the Economy|
|ECON 2169||Introduction to the Economy of China|
|ECON 2170||Introduction to the Economy of Japan|
|ECON 2180||Survey of International Economics|
|ECON 3142||Labor Economics|
|ECON 3165||Economics of Human Resources|
|ECON 3191||Game Theory|
|GEOG 2127||Population Geography|
|GEOG 2133||People, Land, and Food|
|GEOG 2134||Energy Resources|
|or GEOG 2134W||Energy Resources|
|GEOG 2140||Cities and Societies|
|or GEOG 2140W||Urban Geography|
|GEOG 2141||Cities in the Developing World|
|GEOG 2148||Economic Geography|
|GEOG 3143||Urban Sustainability|
|or GEOG 3143W||Urban Sustainability|
|HIST 2321||U.S. History, 1890-1945|
|HIST 2340||U.S. Diplomatic History|
|or HIST 2340W||U.S. Diplomatic History|
|HIST 2440||The American City|
|or AMST 2440||The American City|
|HIST 3033||War and the Military in American Society from the Revolution to the Gulf War|
|or AMST 3324||U.S. Urban History|
|HIST 3324||U.S. Urban History|
|or AMST 3324||U.S. Urban History|
|HIST 3351||U.S. Social History|
|or AMST 3351||U.S. Social History|
|HIST 3366||Immigration, Ethnicity, and the American Experience|
|or HIST 3366W||Immigration, Ethnicity, and the American Experience|
|HIST 3611||History of Modern China|
|HIST 3621||History of Modern Japan|
|PSC 2216||The American Presidency|
|PSC 2217||Executive Branch Politics|
|or PPPA 2117||Executive Branch Politics|
|PSC 2218||Legislative Politics|
|or PSC 2218W||Legislative Politics|
|PSC 2219||Political Parties and Interest Groups|
|PSC 2224||Issues in Domestic Public Policy|
|PSC 2228||Media, Politics, and Government|
|PSC 2229||Media and Politics|
|PSC 2334||Global Perspectives on Democracy|
|PSC 2337||Development Politics|
|PSC 2439||International Political Economy|
|PSC 2442||International Organizations|
|PSC 2449||International Security Politics|
|PSYC 2012||Social Psychology|
|PSYC 2014||Cognitive Psychology|
|PSYC 3125||Cross-Cultural Psychology|
|SOC 2104||Contemporary Sociological Theory|
|or SOC 2104W||Contemporary Sociological Theory|
|SOC 2105||Social Problems in American Society|
|SOC 2161||Sociology of Complex Organizations|
|SOC 2163||Sociology of Education|
|SOC 2168||Economic Sociology|
|SOC 2173||Social Movements|
|SOC 2175||Sociology of Sex and Gender|
*If a grade below C- is earned in ORSC 1109, the course must be repeated. Credit for the repetition will not count toward the degree.
In addition to the University General Education Requirement, undergraduate students in Columbian College must complete a further, College-specific general education curriculum—Perspective, Analysis, Communication, or G-PAC. Together with the University General Education Requirement, G-PAC engages students in active intellectual inquiry across the liberal arts. Students achieve a set of learning outcomes that enhance their analytical skills, develop their communication competencies, and invite them to participate as responsible citizens who are attentive to issues of culture, diversity, and privilege.
G-PAC approved courses, Dean's Seminars, and Sophomore Colloquia that may be available for registration are listed on the CCAS Advising website.
Coursework for the University General Education Requirement is distributed as follows:
- Writing—one approved course in university writing and two approved writing in the disciplines (WID) courses.
- Humanities—one approved course in the humanities that involves critical or creative thinking skills.
- Mathematics or Statistics—one approved course in either mathematics or statistics.
- Natural or Physical Science—one approved laboratory course that employs the process of scientific inquiry.
- Social Sciences—two approved courses in the social sciences.
Coursework for the Columbian College general education curriculum is distributed as follows:
- Arts—one approved course in the arts that involves the study or creation of artwork based on an understanding or interpretation of artistic traditions or knowledge of art in a contemporary context.
- Global or Cross-Cultural Perspective—one approved course that analyzes the ways in which institutions, practices, and problems transcend national and regional boundaries.
- Humanities—one approved course in the humanities that involves critical thinking skills (in addition to the one course in this category required by the University General Education Requirement).
- Local or Civic Engagement—one approved course that develops the values, ethics, disciplines, and commitment to pursue responsible public action.
- Natural or Physical Science—one approved laboratory course that employs the process of scientific inquiry (in addition to the one course in this category required by the University General Education Requirement.
- Oral Communication—one course in oral communication.
Certain courses are approved to fulfill the requirement in more than one of these categories.
Courses taken in fulfillment of G-PAC also may be counted toward majors or minors. Transfer courses taken prior to, but not after, admission to George Washington University may count toward the University General Education Requirement and G-PAC, if those transfer courses are equivalent to GW courses that have been approved by the University and the College.
In addition to the general requirements stated under University Regulations, in order to be considered for graduation with Special Honors, students must submit an application to the department before the beginning of their senior year, take a graduate-level seminar with permission of the department, complete an independent study project in ORSC 4195 Independent Study with a minimum grade of A−, and have a grade-point average of 3.5 for courses required for the major.