Apr 22, 2024  
2022-2023 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.

Application Criteria

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

1.   Have earned a minimum of 30 credit hours from a regionally 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 Organizational Development program 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 (40 semester hours)

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


40 hours



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

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