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Organizational Communication* (B.S.)

This program was discontinued after the 2022-2023 academic year. Please click here for the current list of communication programs of study.

The Department of Communication seeks to provide students pursuing a degree in speech communication with the theoretical foundations and practical knowledge of effective communication principles. By balancing courses in speech communication with history, English, math, and other courses outside the department, students gain the broad education necessary for success in many careers.


  1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of organizational communication.
  2. Students will demonstrate their ability to construct and model appropriate communication strategies in a variety of contexts.
  3. Students will develop their understanding of corporate communication practices.
  4. Students will explain key elements of major communication theories.


Organizational Communication General Education Requirements

General Education requirements - 46 hours
English 1301, 1302, and three hours sophomore literature - 9 hours
Fine Arts (three hours from music, theatre, fine arts, art, or equivalent) - 3
Religion 1320 and 1330 - 6 hours
History - 3 hours
Political Science 2305 - 3 hours
Social Science (CJUS, ECON, GEOG, POSC, PSYC, SOCI) - 3 hours
Physical Activity - KINE 1238 - 2 hours
Science (must be lab science) - 8 hours
Mathematics 1342 and three additional hours - 6 hours
Speech 1311 or 1315 - 3 hours
Major area of study (see below) - 42 hours
Minor (minimum of 18 hours) - 18 hours
Electives (to total 120 hours)
Total: Minimum one hundred twenty (120) semester hours

Organizational Communication Major Requirements

Completion of forty-two (42) semester hours:
Required Courses: Twenty-four (24) hours
COMM 3321 Public Relations
MGMT 2350 Principles of Management
MGMT 4353 Organizational Leadership
MGMT 4355 Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
MKTG 2324 Principles of Marketing
SPCH 3311 Professional Communication
SPCH 4305 Organizational Communication
SPCH 4308 Communication Theory

Twelve (12) hours from the following:
COMM 2308 Digital Design and Production
COMM 2309 Graphic Design
COMM 4302 Public Relations Case Studies
COMM 4303 Public Relations Campaigns
PSYC 4369 Workplace Psychology
SPCH 3303 Small Group Communication
SPCH 3309 Intercultural Communication
SPCH 4302 Persuasive Communication
SPCH 4304 Advanced Public Speaking
SPCH 4309 Advanced Interpersonal Communication
SPCH 4350 Internship in Communication

Six (6) hours from the following:
MGMT 4351 Organizational Behavior
MKTG 3325 Salesmanship
MKTG 3353 Digital Marketing
MKTG 4321 Advertising

Semester by Semester Plans

Catalog Year 2022-2023
Catalog Year 2021-2022
Catalog Year 2020-2021
Catalog Year 2019-2020
Catalog Year 2018-2019