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Requirements for Major

Corporate and Organizational Communication (catalog of entry prior to Fall 2010)
The major requires a minimum of 54 hours and leads to a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

  • Complete COMM 161 or COMM 145 and ENG 100 with a minimum grade of "C"
  • Minimum GPA of 2.3
  • No minor or second major is required, but some minors can be easlily incorporated into a program
  • One half of the hours must be at the 300/400 level

General Education Requirements:

  • CIS 141, Basic Computer Literacy
  • MATH 116 (Category D)
  • COMM 263 (Category E)
  • ECON 202 or 203 (Category C)
    NOTE : The same ECON course may not be cross listed on the Degree Program as an elective in the major and in General Education Category C.

Required Courses:

  • COMM 148 Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 247 Voice and Diction
  • COMM 343 Speech Analysis and Speech Writing (W)
  • COMM 345 Advanced Public Speaking (SCOM 145 or 161)
  • COMM 349 Group Decision Making
  • COMM 461 Organizational Communication
  • COMM 489 Co-op in Communication
  • COMM 494 Capstone in Communication
  • ACCT 200 Introductory Accounting - Financial
  • ECON 206 Statistics (ECON 202 or 203 and MATH 116)
  • ENG 306 Business Writing (ENG 100)
  • JOUR 355 Fundamentals of Public Relations
  • MGT 311 Human Resource Management (COMM 461, MGT 310, or AMS 420)
  • MKT 220 Basic Marketing Concepts (junior standing)

One of the following:

  • COMM 341 Theories of Communication
  • COMM 346 Persuasion

Three additional courses must be selected from the following list in consultation with an advisor:

  • COMM 240 Critical Listening
  • COMM 363 Interracial Communication (SCOM 263)
  • COMM 460 Organizational Interviewing
  • COMM 463 Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 474 Gender Differences in Communication
  • COMM 488 Political Communication
  • JOUR 202 Basic Reporting (W)
  • JOUR 343 Print Design, Production and Typography (JOUR 201, 202, 232)
  • PS 441 Public Personnel Admin. (PS 440 or Instr. permission) (W)
  • ACCT 201 Introductory Accounting - Managerial
  • MGT 200 Legal Environment of Business (junior standing) (ee)
  • MGT 473 Training in Business & Industry (MGT 311 or PSY 370)
  • LME 445 Introduction to Educational Technology
  • ECON 202 Principles-Micro or ECON 203 Principles-Macro (sophomore standing)
  • PSY 370 Industrial Psychology (PSY 100)
  • PSY 371 Sales Behavior (PSY 100 or BCOM 385 Brdcst.Sales) (junior standing)
  • BCOM 265 Basic Broadcast News
  • BCOM 266 Basic Television Production (BCOM 185 or 201)
  • BCOM 325 Survey of Writing for Television & Radio (W) (BCOM 185 or 201)
  • BCOM 385 Broadcast Commercial Sales (junior standing)

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 Last Modified 9/24/14