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About OS

We Are Organizational Studies!

You are about to embark on a voyage that will teach you to see with new eyes. Whether you are thinking about the structures of legal systems, markets, educational systems, or workplaces, Organizational Studies offers an interdisciplinary lens to understand the complex world we inhabit. No matter who we are or what we do, organizations influence how we feel, what we think, and what we can accomplish. We invite you to discover more about Organizational Studies and how we shape our place in an organizational world.

Our program is dedicated to equipping students with the skills needed to succeed in today's fast-paced global environment. Our alumni have shared some of the key skills and experiences in OS that have helped them succeed in their careers.

The Interdisciplinary Nature of Organizational Studies

Organizational Studies is built on a foundation of three disciplines--sociology, economics, and psychology. Each discipline contributes a unique lens through which to see organizations, their forms, and their processes. These three perspectives together give students broad scope for understanding an organizational world.

The Interdisciplinary Program in Organizational Studies provides students with grounding in each of these disciplines and allows them to create new ways of seeing and understanding organizations. Organizational Studies prepares students in new ways about how organizations influence our lives and our world.

OS310 Formal Organizations and Environment - Poster Fair

OS graduating class of 2019 with OS advisor Cathy Philbin

Organizational Studies Leadership Committee (OSLC) Lunch