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Center for Professional and Continuing Education
800.959.5376 or 209.946.2424
Office Location: 1776 W. March Lane Ste. 290, Stockton, CA 95207
Mailing Address: 3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95211

Degree Completion Program

Degree Completion Program, Certificates and Courses

Finish what you started with a B.S. in Organizational Behavior - New cohort starts Fall 2016

Because you are a full-time mom or dad, full-time wife or husband and/or a full-time employee, we understand your priorities. The Center for Professional and Continuing Education at Pacific has designed a degree completion program to help you finish your degree without sacrificing your personal and professional responsibilities. You deserve a 100% chance to succeed. It all starts with a dream. It all starts here!

Pacific's degree completion program allows you to get a Bachelor of Science degree in a 20 months accelerated program and with the convenience of minimum classroom meetings. The Bachelor in Science in Organizational Behavior is offered at our Stockton campus. The goal of the program is to give you  the critical thinking leadership, human resources, financial management and decision making skills required to lead companies in the 21st century.

The Finish Line Starts with a Dream!

Support Services:
The staff at CPCE is committed to assisting you through the college admission and financial aid process. We provide personalized service that supports adult learners like you. It is our hope that you will continue to pursue completing your college degree at the University of the Pacific.


Admission into the Degree Completion Program is based on an evaluation of official transcripts from regionally accredited universities and colleges. Click here to schedule a meeting with a counselor to learn more about your particular eligibility. All applicants are required to meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of at least 60 semester units of credit (70 preferred)
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.50
  • Completion of the University of the Pacific’s general education requirements
The Organizational Behavior major is an intensified program consisting of 54 units of coursework to be applied toward the 124 units required for the Bachelor of Science degree:
  • 2 courses taken every eight weeks
  • Convenient face-to-face meetings
  • 12 units of credit completed every traditional semester
Courses are taught by faculty members whose academic credentials and expertise make them leaders in their respective fields. Their teaching methods include a variety of formats, among them group discussions of case studies. Students, in turn, bring issues from the workplace into the classroom, where theoretical concepts are given practical applications in decision-making and problem solving situations.

The following is a list of courses that are required to complete the Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Behavior:

Course Descriptions

ORGB 100. Introduction to Organizational Behavior.
This course is an introduction to the Organizational Behavior major taught in the intensified eight-week format. It is a team-taught course with faculty from Sociology, the Library and the Center for Professional and Continuing Education. The aim of the course is to acquaint students with topics, research and issues typical of the field and to acquaint them with the skills and learning resources needed to complete the program. It includes an introduction to the contemporary library and the concepts of the research process that include the use of databases essential for social science research.

COMP 023. Computer Concepts and Applications.
This general introduction course to computers focuses on applications in word processing and spreadsheets. The students also study the basic concepts of computer architecture, the internet, and network communications. Students explore graphical design concepts with Web pages and PowerPoint presentations. The course may not be taken by students who have completed COMP 025. Prerequisite: Fundamental Math Skills requirement.

ECON 51  Economic Principles and Problems
A general introduction to the nature, significance and scope of economics. The principles of economic analysis are developed and used to examine a wide variety of current and/or controversial economic issues. The ultimate goal of the course is to provide students with the knowledge and analytical capability to form independent and intelligent opinions on  any economic issues, questions or problems making them more effective citizen leaders.

ORGB 105  Organizational Social Psychology (previously SOCI 162 Organizations and the Individual)
A sociological study of the way in which the structure of organizations impinge upon the lives of individuals. Special attention will be given to the structural determinants of motivation, opportunity, power and participation within organizations. Organizational culture (roles and images), the processes of organizational change and the recent efforts to improve the quality of work life and productivity in organizations will be examined.

ORGB 109  Organizational and Managerial Development
This course in organizational behavior encompasses the study of individual and group behavior in organizational settings. Managing organizational behavior challenges individuals to understand and embrace workforce diversity, elements of change, effective communication, and performance systems. A comprehensive review of these processes, as well a others, will allow students to examine their role in organizations.

ORGB 110  Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis
This course addresses the accounting process of recording, summarizing, analyzing and interpreting financial information. Students will learn how financial statements are prepared and how they assist in the financial decision making process. Emphasis will be placed on financial statement analysis.

ORGB 120  Semantics and Critical Thinking for Adults
This course is intended to help students become more expert at making solid arguments and identifying weaknesses in one's own as well as arguments of others. Students will learn to formulate a claim clearly and precisely, identify assumptions, evaluate the breadth of a claim, explain the logic of an argument and identify logical assumptions and evaluate the significance of a claim for others.

ORGB 130  Professional Communication
This course is designed to help students become more effective communicators in professional and business settings. It covers the skills necessary for communication in the work environment and modern society.

ORGB 135  Public Relations: Principles and Marketing
The objective of this course is to increase understanding of the Public Relations field emphasizing marketing theory and practice, functions in organizations and PR's role in society.

ORGB 145  Issues in Human Resource Management
This course explores the issues and challenges facing the human resource area in any organization emphasizing the challenge of attracting and retaining qualified, competent employees. Organizational change and its impact on employee motivation and performance will be addressed.

ORGB 149  Introduction to Organizational Communication
This course takes both a theoretical and an applied approach in introducing the student to the role of communication in various aspects of organizational functioning such as motivation, leadership, decision-making, conflict management, message management, etc.

ORGB 150  Advanced Professional Writing (was ENGL 193C Writing in the Workplace)
Would you like to be able to produce clear, concise and persuasive documents? This course will help you do that. Success with any professional writing task depends on your ability to identify your audience, understand their needs and plan how to meet those needs effectively.  This course will also cover proofreading and revising while covering the most commonly used forms in professional writing such as letters, memos and proposals.

ORGB 155  Issues in Decision Making
This course provides a study of decision-making theory applied to individuals and organizations. The course provides a comprehensive theory of how people cope with decisional conflicts concerning management of organizations, career choice, marriage and a variety of other significant choices. 

ORGB 175  Research Methods: Quantitative and Qualitative
The objective of this course is to introduce students to fundamentals of communication research, with special emphasis on understanding the "logic" of the research process. Students will develop skills in research design, data collection and analysis, and in applying quantitative and qualitative research methods to solving problems. This course will also emphasize student understanding of the role of ethics in communication research.

ORGB 176  Applied Research
The purpose of this course is to help the student synthesize and integrate the learning experiences acquired in organizational behavior studies and evaluate the research and current topics relative to major emphasis areas. Students are expected to do a literature review, analyze data, write empirical reports, conduct training and workshops, and present research results.

ORGB 177 Organizational Structure, Design and Analysis (6 units as of Cohort 11)
This course will explore the organizational structure of human societies and the influence of organizations on individuals and groups. Analysis of the form and structure of formal organizations and the relationship between organizations, social class and social institutions in contemporary society will be emphasized. Case studies of private, public and non-profit organizations will be included.

ORGB 178  Introduction to Ethical Theories (Mentor III)
This course will provide students the opportunity to become familiar with how they and others think about moral issues and make moral choices.  There will be a dual emphasis on the analysis of personal moral development and the role of ethics in organizations.

Financial aid The University has reduced the tuition for this program from $1,160 to $734 per credit unit to meet the needs of adults in the community. This is a 36 percent reduction in tuition costs.

Financial aid  opportunities are available to help cover the cost of education. It is important that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA) be filled out and results submitted to the University of the Pacific to determine financial aid eligibility. The FAFSA form is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov and results should be submitted to the University of the Pacific, Code 001329.

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