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Organizational Communication Concentration Requirements

​​​ The Organizational Communication concentration focuses on communication challenges specific to business and organizational settings. It helps students to understand and manage the broad communication processes within organizations while enabling them to develop their individual skills as communicators.

This concentration will be of interest to professionals in corporate and nonprofit settings, particularly those who manage employees or have responsibilities for personnel issues.

Course Requirements

The Organizational Communication concentration requires 5 courses (20 credit hours). 

Organizational Communication Core Course

Students must take one Organizational Communication core course (4 credit hours).

Course Title Quarter Hours
CMNS 541ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE4

Elective Courses

Students must take a total of 4 Organizational Communication electives (16 credit hours). Topics courses can be taken multiple times for credit as long as the specific topic differs each time.

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select four organizational communication electives of the following:16
CMNS 525
COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION
CMNS 527
ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION IN ORGANIZATIONS
CMNS 528
THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS
CMNS 530
INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
CMNS 532
INTRODUCTION TO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
CMNS 542
MULTICULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN THE WORKPLACE
CMNS 543
COMMUNICATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
CMNS 545
COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY
CMNS 548
TEAMS, DIVERSITY AND LEADERSHIP
CMNS 549
SPECIAL TOPICS IN ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 552
RELATIONSHIPS AND INFLUENCE IN THE WORKPLACE

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