Organizational Communication, BS (transition)

This program is not open for entry for the 2016–2017 year.

The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication offers students an opportunity to obtain the ability to communicate efficiently, effectively, and accurately. Through their course work, students will gain practical experience in effective communication skills by developing both written and oral communication within the context of their professional concentration. These include persuasive presentations, oral and written reports, and communications directed at particular audiences. Students have the opportunity to work with new technologies that are directed toward effective communications.

Graduates of the program may pursue careers in areas such as public relations, print and social media, and marketing and sales. Graduates may also pursue careers in areas within organizations that rely heavily on an understanding of effective communication, such as the management of teams and of human resources.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Core Courses

31 semester hours required

ENG 1105
and ENG 1106
College Writing 1
and Lab for ENG 1105
ENG 1107
and ENG 1108
College Writing 2
and Lab for ENG 1107
ENG 2105
and ENG 2106
Writing Workshop
and Lab for ENG 2105
ENG 3107
and ENG 3108
Writing for the Professions: Business and the Social Sciences
and Lab for ENG 3107
Course satisfying Engaging with the Natural and Designed World core3
MTH 1100College Algebra3
MTH 2310Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences3
Course satisfying Understanding Societies and Institutions core3
ITC 1000Computer Applications3
or ITC 2016 End-User Data Analysis Tools

Foundation Courses

21 semester hours required

Humanities and Social Sciences Electives
Complete 21 semester hours of humanities and social sciences electives from the following subject areas:21
ANT, CJS, HST, HSV, POL, PSY, SOC, ART, CMN, ENG, JRN, PHL, TCC, or a modern foreign language.

Major Courses

21 semester hours required

Required Courses
CMN 1100Organizational Communication3
CMN 3400Advanced Organizational Communication3
CMN 2310Professional Speaking3
CMN 3360Crisis Communication3
PHL 2120Ethical Issues in Communication3
CMN 3350Intercultural Communication3
CMN 4220Organizational Communication Measurement and Assessment3


9 semester hours required

Complete either the specialization in corporate and organizational communication or the specialization in public relations.

Specialization in Corporate and Organizational Communication
Complete 9 semester hours from the following:9
Gender and Communication
Digital Communication and Organizations
Writing to Inform and Persuade
Introduction to Technical Writing
Proposal and Grant Writing
Specialization in Public Relations
Complete 9 semester hours from the following:9
Digital Communication and Organizations
Introduction to Technical Writing
Public Relations Basics and Practice


Complete 38 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours.