Organizational Communication

The interdisciplinary major in

Organizational Communication

Health Care Organizations

Suggestions for students who want to:
* coordinate training sessions for employees
* oversee health fairs & health education efforts
* coordinate volunteer and fundraising activities
* plan special events

These can be done for medical centers, nursing homes, other health care facilities and offices.

Recommended minors include Health Care Services, Life Span Development, Health, or Sociology.

Courses below seem to be best if your interest is in health care organizations; however, they are not required. You may take any of the courses approved for General Education and for the Cognate in the Organizational Communication major.

General Education - 41 hours
Suggestions for General Education: From among the 41 hours required in the General Education, we recommend specific courses in three areas which seem pertinent to health care organizations.

Humanities and/or Fine Arts:
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
Natural Sciences:
BIOL 1030/1031 Topics in Biology or BIOL 1110/1111 General Biology
CHEM 1030/1031 Chemistry for the Consumer
Social/Behavioral Sciences:
HLTH 1530 Health and Wellness
PSY 1410 General Psychology
SOC 2010 Social Problems

Organizational Communication major - 33 hours
Please talk to your advisor about requirements in the major.

Cognate - 18 hours
Please look over the Cognate list and choose courses that sound interesting and will help you with your career goals.

Electives - 28 hours
Suggestions for Electives: For your elective hours, we recommend you choose more courses listed in the Cognate or from the following list.

  • ACTG 1110 Introduction to Accounting
    or ACTG 3000 Survey of Accounting for General Business
  • CSCI 1150 Computer Orientation
  • HLTH 3300 First Aid and Safety Education
  • HLTH 3320 Community and Public Health
  • HLTH 4270 Bioethical Issues
  • HLTH 4460 Introduction to Epidemiology
  • INFS 1010 Social Networking
  • N FS 1240 Principles of Nutrition
  • N FS 3280 Nutrition in Health Promotion
  • NURS 3370 Health and Gerontology
  • PSY 3230 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 4460 Psychology of Happiness and Well-Being
  • PSY 4630 Death and Dying
  • PSY 4650 Health Psychology
  • SOC 2600 Introduction to Aging Studies
  • SOC 3150 Life Cycle and the Social Environment
  • SOC 3210 Drugs and Alcohol
  • SOC 4020 Sociology of Aging
  • SOC 4030 Topics in Aging Studies
  • SOC 4040 Health Care Delivery Issues
  • SOC 4360 Medical Sociology