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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Organizational Studies Accelerated Degree Program, B.S.


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120 Credits Required for Organizational Studies, B.S. Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Studies Accelerated Degree Program at Neumann University is designed to provide adult learners, who may have earned previous college credits, with the opportunity to complete the Bachelor of Science degree. With this program, students develop, enrich, and improve critical competencies sought by today’s organizations while moving through an accelerated format. The Program is offered in 7 ½ week seminars, with opportunities to take classes online or in the evening with online enhancement. Students learn how to apply their learning experience to the work environment, while improving their writing, critical thinking, and communication skills. The uniqueness of this degree completion program is the accelerated format that utilizes experientially-based learning projects that blend theory and practice. Projects can be professional initiatives that enable students to further research and develop projects from places of employment, as a return on investment (ROI) for employers.

Program Outcomes

In addition to meeting the Goals and Learning Outcomes of Neumann University’s Core Curriculum, as described in the Core Curriculum - Goals and Learning Outcomes section of this catalog, and upon completion of all degree requirements, graduates of the Organizational Studies Degree Program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate ability to think critically and creatively in organizational problem-solving;
  • Demonstrate effective presentational and communication skills;
  • Identify and describe key functions and competencies to be effective in today’s workforce;
  • Utilize effective writing and oral communication skills; and
  • Describe organizational dynamics through multiple perspectives.

Admission Criteria

Any student 19 years of age or older who has either completed high school, or earned a GED, and completed a minimum 30 credits of college course work at a regionally accredited, degree granting institution, including English Composition I and II, may apply to the Organizational Studies Accelerated Degree Program. Application procedures are detailed in the Admissions Information section of this catalog.

Progression Criteria

Students in the Organizational Studies Accelerated Degree Program must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 in order to progress through the program.

Special Features

The Organizational Studies Accelerated Degree Program offers many additional options for acceleration in addition to its 7 ½ -week seminars. These options include:

  • Portfolio Assessment of prior college-level learning.
  • Challenge Examinations.
  • CLEP Examinations.
  • Credit for course work completed through the Department of Defense/DANTES, or from corporations offering courses which have been evaluated for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE).
  • Independent Study.

For additional information about any of the above options, please consult the appropriate section of this catalog; or contact an Academic Advisor in the Continuing Adult and Organizational Studies Division at 610-558-5529.

Tuition Information

Tuition for all 3-credit seminar courses is calculated on a per-credit basis. For additional information, please consult the Tuition and Expenses section of this catalog.

Degree Requirements

In addition to the University’s general requirements for graduation, the following must be completed:

  • For the Bachelor of Science: A minimum of 120 credits in Organizational Studies with a 2.00 minimum cumulative GPA.

Orgranizational Studies Accelerated Degree Program: 120 Credits


In preparation for the writing requirements of all Organizational Studies 3-credit seminars, a minimum of 30 transfer credits with English Composition I and English Composition II, or their equivalents, must be completed prior to registering for any Organizational Studies course.

Students who have earned a minimum of 30 credits prior to enrollment must complete the Organizational Studies major course sequence (30 credits), and a series of electives, enrichment courses, or course equivalencies, such as assessed prior learning (for a total of 60 credits) as part of their Self-Designed program of study, as determined in consultation with their advisor.

Students who have earned a minimum of 60 credits prior to enrollment must complete the major course sequence (30 credits) and a series of electives, enrichment courses, or course equivalencies, such as assessed prior learning (for a total of 30 credits) as part of their Self-Designed program of study, as determined in consultation with their advisor.

Students who have earned a minimum of 90 credits prior to enrollment must complete the major core sequence (30 credits) and, in some cases, additional coursework as determined in consultation with their advisor.

Organizational Studies Major Core Sequence: 30 Credits


Total Credits from Neumann University: 30 Minimum


Total Self-Designed/Elective Credits*: Credits will vary


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Transfer credit in related disciplines and documented prior learning may be evaluated to satisfy either specific course and/or self-designed requirements.

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