Communication Studies and Organizational Communication

The Department of Communication Studies and Organizational Communication offers students preparation for careers in corporate and nonprofit organizations, employee communication, training and orientation, event planning and fundraising, university student services, and alumni relations.

The department offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Organizational Communication; additionally students may choose a concentration in Communication Studies. Students in both programs have opportunities for personal development through learning interpersonal skills, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving.

Minors in Organizational Communication and in Communication Studies are also available.

Classroom learning is combined with internships and experiential learning opportunities, providing hands-on activities and projects that count toward the requirements of the Experiential Learning Scholars Program (EXL).


Communication is central to all human interaction, and the department provides students with exploration of communication theories and skills through a variety of courses, projects, and internships.

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