OS Academic Policies

Access to Courses
• Special Topics courses (ORGSTUDY 495, ORGSTUDY 490) and ORGSTUDY 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.

P/F Courses
• Major 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 major 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 major 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 major requirements. Additional transfer courses may only be counted with approval of the major advisor.

Independent Study Credit
• Independent Study credit (ORGSTUDY 499) is only counted toward the OS Major with approval of the faculty by petition.
• 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 major.
• Students must achieve an overall cumulative gpa of 2.0 to graduate from LSA.
• Students must achieve a major gpa of 2.0 to graduate with a major in OS. The major gpa includes any course used to fulfill a major requirement, plus any course with the designation “ORGSTUDY”, even if not used for a major requirement. The major gpa does not include prerequisites.

Residency in OS Program
• The major in Organizational Studies is considered to be a two-year program.
• Due to the sequence of the major curriculum, OS students must spend at least 3 terms in residence on the Ann Arbor campus.

Requirement areas
• 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.).