Communication Studies B.A. - Organizational Communication

Bachelor of Arts - Communication Studies; Organizational Communication Concentration

College of Humanities & Sciences

Catalog Year: 2022-23

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 


Lower-Division Core Courses12
Upper-Division Core Courses6
Upper-Division Writing
Organizational Communication Concentration27
Major Courses
Allied Courses
Additional Major Electives
Statistics Requirement3-4
Total Hours48-49

Degree Specific Credits: 48-49

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Note: To graduate with a degree in Communication Studies, the student must complete 36 COMX credits with 18 of those credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Students must also complete an approved statistics course (3 credits). For the Organizational Communication concentration, students must complete an additional 9 credits in Allied courses to reach 48 degree credits. A maximum of 6 credits in COMX 312 and a maximum of 6 credits in COMX 398 may count toward a major in communication studies.

Lower-Division Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
COMX 111AIntroduction to Public Speaking3
COMX 115SIntroduction to Interpersonal Communication3
COMX 220SIntroduction to Organizational Communication3
COMX 240HIntroduction to Rhetorical Theory3
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Core Courses

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 6 total credits required.


Note: Students must complete an approved Statistics course prior to taking COMX 460. Students taking COMX 460 in the fall or spring semester will also be required to take COMX 461. Those taking COMX 460 in summer are exempt from this requirement.

Complete the following course:
COMX 460Research Methods3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Writing

Note: One of these courses is required to complete the upper-division writing requirement in the major. This counts toward the total credits needed for the major.

Complete one of the following courses:3
Rhetoric, Nature, and Environmentalism
Communication and Conflict-Writing
Communication in Personal Relationshps
Communication in Nonprofit Organizations
Communication and Technology
Risk, Crisis, and Communication
Rhetorical Criticism and Theory
Rhetorical Construction of Women
Rhetoric of Women's Activism
Health & Family Communication
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Organizational Communication Concentration

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 27 total credits required.

Major Courses

Complete five of the following courses:15
Communication in Small Groups
Principles of Public Relations
Public Relations Portfolio
Communication and Conflict
Intercultural Communication
Communication in Nonprofit Organizations
Communication and Technology
Risk, Crisis, and Communication
Communication in Health Organizations
Organizations and Identity
Health Communication
Total Hours15

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Allied Courses

Complete three of the following courses:9
Management & Organization Behavior
Leading Teams & Conflict Management
Cross-Cultural Mgmt
Principles of Marketing
Integrated Marketing Comm
Non Profit Marketing
Theory and Practice of Community Health Education
Program Planning in Community Health
Leading Health and Human Performance Organizations
Practical Applications in Nonprofit Administration
Public Administration
Human Resource Management
Sociology of Work
Sociology of Organizations
Gender and Global Development
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Additional Major Electives

Complete 3 additional COMX credits to achieve a total 36.3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Statistics Requirement

Complete one of the following courses:3-4
Statistical Procedures in Education
Psychological Statistics
Social Statistics
Introduction to Statistics
Total Hours3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-