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Communication, Organizational Communication Concentration, B.A.

The Organizational Communication Concentration in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Communication is offered through the College of Liberal Arts at MTSU.
In this concentration, students will:

  • analyzing communication dynamics in the context of organizational life;
  • will observe, reflect, and become organizational agents of change;
  • learn how to write grants;
  • conduct training sessions;
  • participate in communication auditing and consulting projects.

This degree focus offers entry into a range of for-profit and non-profit organizational careers and graduate studies.

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Applying Knowledge

Dianne Guerrier studied in France! The Communication major worked part-time for the National Guard while taking classes at MTSU. As a senior, she participated in a study-abroad program and took classes in Caen, France. "Communication Studies has given me the ability to communicate confidently and effectively by providing me with the knowledge of diverse cultures. Classes, such as "Argumentation" and "Tradition and Change in Middle East Communication," have allowed me to face my fears, challenge myself, and overcome my uncertainties. I am ready to travel the world and meet people from different cultural backgrounds!" Diane realized she could have a great time expanding her horizons and learning important career skills.

News Briefs

Applying Knowledge

Dianne Guerrier studied in France! The Communication major worked part-time for the National Guard while taking classes at MTSU. As a senior, she participated in a study-abroad program and took classes in Caen, France. "Communication Studies has given me the ability to communicate confidently and effectively by providing me with the knowledge of diverse cultures. Classes, such as "Argumentation" and "Tradition and Change in Middle East Communication," have allowed me to face my fears, challenge myself, and overcome my uncertainties. I am ready to travel the world and meet people from different cultural backgrounds!" Diane realized she could have a great time expanding her horizons and learning important career skills.

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Careers in Communication

Communication is the backbone of any workplace. The Communication major, grounded in the liberal arts tradition at MTSU, builds valuable assets that can lead to many rewarding career opportunities in today's dynamic workforce. The ability to communicate effectively is one of the most highly sought skills by employers. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Job Outlook 2020 Survey found that the knowledge and skills taught in Communication courses are essential to being hired. Students who get a degree in Communication have a variety of career options. The skills we learn in these courses translate into career success at various levels.

The careers of some of our majors/alumni include:

  • Political Consultant
  • Political Campaign Director
  • Ministry/Missions
  • Nonprofit Organization Director
  • Lawyer
  • Teacher
  • Negotiator/Mediator
  • Event planner
  • Higher Education
  • Student Advising
  • Patient Advocate
  • Salesperson
  • Community Relations Manager
  • Health Services Manager
  • Hotel Manager
  • Communication and Social Media Specialist
  • Customer Service Property Manager
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Communication Consultant
  • Fundraiser
  • Public Health Communicator
  • Counselor
  • Child Welfare Worker
  • Drug Company Representative
  • Diversity Consultant
  • Hospitality Manager
  • Higher Education
  • Student Success
  • Corporate and Collegiate Recruiter

Realtor Salary Information for Graduates with a Degree in Communication:

According to Zip Recruiter (2023): Recent graduates with a degree in communication earn an annual median of $45,250 per year Graduates with a degree in communication and some workforce experience earned a median annual salary of $72,300

Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Advantage Sales and Marketing
  • Army National Guard
  • Asurion Protection Company
  • Belden Street Music
  • Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Bounce U
  • Broadway Brewhouse
  • DLR Restaurants
  • Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
  • Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County
  • Kohl’s Department Store
  • Motlow State Community College
  • Nashville State Community College
  • OSTO 360, LLC
  • Propeller Entertainment Consulting
  • redpepper (an advertising agency)
  • Sam’s Club
  • Shalom Foundation
  • Signal Centers
  • Southwest Airlines
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • University Ridge

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