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Organizational Communication

This specialization focuses on key theories relative to interpersonal dynamics and structural elements that impact communication within organizations. Dynamic experientially-based courses enhance skills in areas such as decision-making, presenting information, diagnosing organizational issues, resolving conflict, and managing professional relationships.

Major Core (15 credits)

All students in the Communication Bachelor of Science Program are required to take the following five courses:
COM 200 - Fundamentals of Communication Design
COM 215 - Small Group Communication
COM 225 - Interpersonal Communication
COM 253 - Fundamentals of Video Production
COM 497 - Field Experience

Communication majors must also successfully complete COM 101 - Professional Presentations to satisfy 3 credits of the LEP Tier 1 Technological Fluency Requirement.

Organizational Communication Specialization Requirements
(18 credits)

All students in the Organizational Communication Specialization are required to take the following six courses:
COM 250 - Business and Professional Communication
COM 287 - Introduction to Communication Research
COM 300 - Organizational Communication
COM 370 - Interpersonal Conflict and Communication
COM 387 - Communication Theory
COM 430 - Communication Strategies in the Corporation

Organizational Communication Specialization Electives

(12 credits, 6 credits chosen from 400 level)

All students in the Organizational Communication Specialization are required to choose four of the following courses. Additional courses can be taken as Free Electives.
COM 275 - Persuasion
COM 315 - Communication Processes in Decision-Making
COM 322 - Communication Training and Development
COM 332 - Interviewing
COM 410 - Crisis and Communication
COM 440 - Cultural Influences on Communication
COM 487 - Advanced Organizational Communication Theory
COM 490 - Practicum in Organizational Communication