Career Options

Knowledge of human behavior and business is critical to the achievement of organizational goals and objectives and to the success and well-being of the individual in the workplace. The organization behavior major enables students to develop a sophisticated understanding or how organizations operate, drawing upon knowledge from psychology, management theory, sociology, and related disciplines. This major also includes an array of communication studies courses that enhance communication skills, as well as courses that foster quantitative literacy so necessary in the modern workplace. Graduates find successful careers in a wide array of industries and environments, working in the areas of human resources, organization development, consulting, training, nonprofit management, and more.

The SPS Student Services team is invested in preparing adult students to apply their Northwestern education to their next step of professional success. Bachelor’s degree students are encouraged to discuss their career goals with their academic advisers, who are available to help with job search strategies, resume review, and provide program-tailored career advice.

A range of career resources is available from SPS Student Services, and undergraduate SPS students also use advising, programming, and resources from Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA), the comprehensive career services office at the Evanston campus.

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