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Sociology — Organizational Studies

College of Letters and Science

  • Bachelor of Arts

Interested in learning more about the structures of our government, political, education and business organizations? Want to study how organizations influence how we feel, what we think, and what we can accomplish? Organizational studies provides an interdisciplinary way to understand our contemporary world and formal organizations.

Major Requirements

Sociology — organizational studies majors gain a broad background in sociological theory and rigorous methodological training. They are required to take a broad range of courses that use an organizational perspective to analyze their subjects, including courses from community and regional development, communications, economics and history.

Contact Information

Degree Outcomes


  • Human Resources Official
  • Organizational Manager
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Non-Profit Manager
  • Project Manager

Graduate Study

  • Public policy
  • Education administration
  • Business administration
  • Public administration
  • Law

Alumni Employers

  • New York Mets
  • North East Medic
  • Yolo County Juvenile Detention Facility
  • Accenture
  • UC Davis - AB 540 Center
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