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Organizational Communication (BA)

Communication students.
The Organizational Communication program explores effective and participatory communication across business and organizational settings. Through a blend of courses that focus on both theory and practice, you will develop your individual communication skills as well as a skill set that includes:

  • Ability to think, speak and write clearly
  • Confidence to act as an ethical communicator
  • Viewing communication events from multiple perspectives
  • Understanding the multicultural character of communication in contemporary workplaces and society
  • Analyzing and evaluate variables that operate in verbal transactions
  • Recognizing the connections between organizational communication and other fields of study

As an Organizational Communication major, you will have the opportunity to take a variety of courses covering a broad range of topics, or take courses that are closely related to your specific area of interest. Courses include:

  • Communication and Organizational Change
  • The Dark Side of Organizational Communication
  • Human Resources Communication
  • Communication Consulting
  • Diversity, Leadership and Team Building
  • Communication and Corporate Culture
  • Conflict Management and Negotiation

You are also encouraged to complete an internship, giving you the opportunity to apply your coursework to real-world experiences.

We also offer combined bachelor's/master's degree programs, which allow you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in five years.