Jul 22, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25

Organizational Studies Certificate Program

Certificate Code CTORGU (CTOROU for students in OHIO Online programs)*

University College    
Chubb Hall 140
Phone 740.593.1935

Donna Burgraff, contact person

Program Overview

The Organizational Studies Certificate program of study addresses the ongoing demand for individuals who possess “soft skills” and knowledge for the workplace pertaining to leadership, interpersonal skills, teamwork, and problem solving. Students will learn leadership concepts as well as practical skills that can be applied in the organization. The importance of having a diverse workplace that is inclusive and collaborative is explained in terms of the value diverse life experiences and various world views aid in reaching new markets and enhancing problem-solving efforts. In addition, a working knowledge of how to optimize the effectiveness of work groups and teams are explored and applied. While the student develops knowledge in their discipline, those “hard skills” are complemented with the traits, knowledge, and “soft skills” developed and applied in this certificate to set the graduate apart and provide what employers seek.

*This program was previously CTTASU/CTTAOU - Technical and Applied Studies Certificate. The name change to Organizational Studies is anticipated to be approved by the Ohio University Board of Trustees in June 2024. 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

As a supplement to any existing major, the certificate provides students with the tools to be a successful formal or informal leader in the workplace.


Certificate Hours Requirement

The Organizational Studies Certificate requires completion of a minimum of 12 semester hours.

Organizational Studies Core Requirement

Complete three following classes with a grade of C (2.0) or higher:

Science in Applied Management Requirement

Complete one of the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or higher: