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Organizational Sciences

Programs in Coeur d’Alene
Bachelor's degree in organizational sciences with two focus areas:

  • Organizations and Communities
  • Organizational communication


Program Delivery Method
Lower division core classes are offered at North Idaho College. UI courses are offered live and online, depending on the student's individual study plan.


About the Program
Leadership skills are essential for today’s managers. Organizational settings, including for-profit businesses, political organizations, not-for-profit organizations, and public and private boards, are dynamic entities, which rely on skilled leaders to function efficiently and to ensure positive workplace cultures and climates.

This interdisciplinary program in Organizational Sciences through the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences draws from business, industrial/organizational psychology, public administration, industrial sociology, educational leadership and other disciplines to provide students with an understanding of interpersonal workplace dynamics and fundamentals of leadership.


Career Opportunities
A bachelor's degree in organizational sciences will help you become a better organizational communicator and leader. It has become increasingly evident that many problems in the workplace are the result of relationship failures. These failures range from conflict between managers and employees and conflict between employees and other employees, to lack of proper coordination of efforts, lack of proper understanding of worker capabilities and training needs, and lack of concern for both employee and manager professional development. With an interdisciplinary degree in organization sciences, your opportunities as a leader are endless. Examples of organizations that will need your expertise include:

  • For-profit businesses
  • Legislative bodies and political parties
  • Health care companies, charities and volunteer agencies
  • Boards of education, homeowners associations and church boards
Dr. Richard Reardon, Associate Dean, College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences and Psychology Professor
rreardon@uidaho.edu
phone: (208) 292-2523
fax: (208) 667-5275
Adviser: Psychology, Organizational Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies