Why study General Studies: Concentration Organizational Administration and Supervision at APSU?
If you are a student with an earned Associate's degree or have earned college credits with an interest in working in managerial or administrative positions, then this option can be designed to meet your career goals. While not a degree in business, it is more broadly based to promote a basic understanding of human relations, principles of management, logistics, and/or leadership. Basic principles to coordinate the activities of an organization will be introduced.
What will I learn?
Students will learn how to plan, organize, and manage within an array of management disciplines to promote efficiency. Issues pertaining to everyday organizational planning and problem solving will be explored. The complexities of leadership will be introduced. Advisor-guided course selections for students will reinforce their background knowledge to perform duties that are organizational in nature.
The Freshmen Seminar degree requirement completed by most students is APSU 1000. The course is delivered in a small-class setting with like-minded students led by a faculty member and a peer leader. The interdisciplinary course is intended to support first-semester students and provide them with a foundation for university success. Emphasis is placed on student engagement, university learning success strategies, support services, library literacy, financial literacy, and academic and career planning. The first class meeting of APSU 1000 during fall semesters is on Freshmen Convocation Day.
The general education core is designed to develop critical competencies in written communication, oral communication, mathematical analysis, and critical thinking skills. Students at APSU select coursework in the general education core in the areas of Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, History, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics. While the general education core requirements for graduation can be met by choosing courses from each of these areas, some programs of study require lower division courses that serve as prerequisites for upper division courses. Students should consult the sample 4-year plans and confer with their academic advisors as they choose their general education core courses.
What engagement opportunities are available to APSU students?
APSU fosters a positive campus environment that encourages active participation in university life.
APSU students engage in HIP curricular and co-curricular experiences that advance their learning and knowledge. Opportunities include first-year seminar, first-year learning communities, common reading experience 'The Peay Read', undergraduate research, study abroad, service and community-based learning, internships, e-portfolio development, and capstone courses & projects.
What Do General Studies: Concentration Organizational Administration and Supervision Majors Do After Graduation?
If you are interested in a career working with diverse populations and centered on team development to meet organizational goals, then this major can be used for entry-level positions that do not require specialized training. The positions may include working with differing personalities and assisting those in leadership positions to ensure the workplace, as a whole, succeeds. In addition, the degree is an appropriate stepping-stone for students planning to continue into graduate-level certificates or degrees related to management, marketing communication, or leadership.
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