Organizational Communication

Facts about the major in

Organizational Communication

Organizational Communication is an interdisciplinary major, administered by the department of Speech & Theatre.  The major requires 33 hours (11 courses) and an 18 hour Cognate.  A minor is not required, but many students choose to earn one.

According to the Graduating Senior Survey, 97% of ORCO majors said that if they could choose their major again, they would choose the same major. 41% said they planned to earn a master's degree.  ORCO graduates are the best!

Growth of the Organizational Communication major from its beginning in Fall 1999

The Org Com major continues to attract students from diverse races and ethnic groups. 

Semester

Number of
majors

Spring 2014 316
Fall 2013 261
Spring 2013 252
Fall 2012 258
Spring 2012 217
Fall 2011 172
Spring 2011 177
Fall 2010 185 
Spring 2010 170 
Fall 2009 161 
Spring 2009 147 
Fall 2008 131 
Spring 2008 116 
Fall 2007 83
Spring 2007 75
Fall 2006 86
Spring 2006 74
Fall 2005 62
Spring 2005 61
Fall 2004 52
Spring 2004 44
Fall 2003 38


Number of Org Com graduates (summer, fall, spring)

2013-2014 94
2012-2013 82
2011-2012 68
2010-2011 73
2009-2010 45
2008-2009 35
2007-2008 25
2006-2007 40
2005-2006 18
2004-2005 29
2003-2004 16
2002-2003 3
2001-2002 4


Number of Org Com Minors
The minor in Organizational Communication was first offered in Fall 2011, and it currently has 68 students.