Feb 16, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Career & Organizational Studies

Organizational Development (B.S.)

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Total Semester Hours Required for Degree: 120 semester hours

The Organizational Development Program offers a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Organizational Development that prepares students for positions as supervisors, project leaders, change agents, and trainers in a variety of organizational settings. The B.S. in Organizational Development degree may not be awarded simultaneously with another degree or awarded to a student who already holds a bachelor’s degree.

An accelerated BS/MS in Technology program for this major is available. Detailed information is available in the Graduate School catalog: http://catalog.eiu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=36&poid=5577&returnto=1643

Application Criteria

To apply for admission to the Organizational Development program (OPD), a student must:

1.   Have earned a minimum of 30 credit hours from an accredited institution;
2.   Have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 or higher;

Students that do not meet these admission requirements, but meet EIU’s general transfer admission requirements will have their application reviewed by the OPD 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.

General Education Requirements

Foundational Courses (Writing-6, Speaking-3, Math-3)         12 hours

Quantitative Reasoning in Natural Sciences                           7 hours  

Citizenship in Social and Behavioral Sciences                         9 hours

Communication in Humanities and Fine Arts                         9 hours

Senior Seminar or Study Abroad Capstone                            3 hours

Total                                                                                 40 hours


Semester Hours Required for OPD Major: 18 semester hours


*Of the 120 semester hours required to complete the degree, at least 25 semester hours of courses from EIU must be included.

**OPD majors must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 within the OPD Major. Calculation of the major GPA is based on all courses taken through Eastern Illinois University with the prefix OPD or approved as major courses for the BS in Organizational Development.

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