Access to Courses
• Special Topics courses (OS 495, OS 490) and OS 395 have caps on enrollments. OS students are not guaranteed a spot and access is competitive. Seniors will be given priority registration for these classes during the first few days of registration, in which they will have access to all slots in a class. After a few days, a few slots will continue to be reserved for seniors, with another group of open slots available to juniors only. Toward the end of the registration period, all remaining slots will be open on a first-come, first served basis.
• Concentration courses may not be elected P/F. Independent study or experiential courses offered only on a credit/no credit basis may be acceptable with approval from the concentration advisor.
• Prerequisites should also not be elected P/F.
Required Attendance at Start of Term
• In accordance with LSA policy, it is required that students attend the first two meetings of any OS class. The OS Program may drop the student from the course if they are not in attendance at each of the first two class meetings.
Transfer credit (including study abroad)
• Equivalent transfer credit may be used to fulfill OS concentration requirements. Other types of transfer credit may be used upon approval of the program director.
• A maximum of three transfer courses may be counted to fulfill concentration requirements. Additional transfer courses may only be counted with approval of the concentration advisor.
Independent Study/Experiential/Field Experience Credit
• A maximum of 6 credits of Independent Study/Experiential/Field Experience credit may be counted toward the OS concentration (OS 410 does not count toward this limit).
• Honors students will be permitted to exceed the 6 credit maximum, as they will have at least 8 credits of independent study from the senior honors courses OS 497 & 498, and may have additional independent study credit from other OS 499 experiences.
• In cases where students wish to register for independent study credit in a term different from the term when the work was actually completed, registration for independent study may be delayed only to the next full term (no further).
Minimum acceptable grades and grade point averages
• Students must receive a passing grade (D- or above) for a course to be counted toward their concentration.
• Students must achieve an overall cumulative gpa of 2.0 to graduate from LSA.
• Students must achieve a concentration gpa of 2.0 to graduate with a concentration in OS. The concentration gpa includes any course used to fulfill a concentration requirement, plus any course with the designation “ORGSTUDY”, even if not used for a concentration requirement. The concentration gpa does not include prerequisites.
Residency in OS Program
• The concentration in Organizational Studies is considered to be a two-year program.
• Due to the sequence of the concentration curriculum, OS students must spend at least 3 terms in residence on the Ann Arbor campus.
• Students may *not* use extra courses in one requirement area to fulfill a different requirement area (i.e., an extra Cluster C course may not be counted in Cluster B, etc.).
- Concentration Pathways
- OS Honors
- Independent Study
- Internship Information
- Study Abroad
- Student Leadership