Penn's Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences—Organizational Studies Multilevel Skills to Work More Effectively in Physical and Virtual Professional Environments

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The Organizational Studies for the University of Pennsylvania's Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree program will help prepare you to take advantage of meaningful career opportunities in today’s competitive workplace. With coursework in writing, public speaking, interpersonal communication, group dynamics, and more, you’ll gain the people and professional skills needed to build diverse teams, adapt messaging strategies, and communicate more effectively. Program study offers focuses in applied positive psychology, organizational anthropology, and professional writing to help you:

  • Build employee engagement
  • Achieve specific communication goals
  • Explain complex information to any audience
  • Understand the theories of organizational culture
  • Foster diversity and create inclusive cultures


Coursework provides the interpersonal, communication, and critical-thinking skills necessary to achieving success in any organizational role by exploring cultural dynamics, team diversity, communication and messaging strategies, psychology in the workplace, and more.


Our online courses are designed for working adults like you, giving you the opportunity to develop and hone new skills while you continue to pursue your career—or pivot to a new one.


Penn gives non-traditional students access to an Ivy League education accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education through the University of Pennsylvania.


Designed to make an immediate impact on your career, online coursework equips you with the skills and credentials identified by experts and validated by our employer advisory board.