Major in Organizational Communication

Degree Requirements

  • The Department of Organizational Communication requires a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 for students declaring a major or minor in the department after the first semester of the first year of undergraduate enrollment at MSU or any other institution of higher education. A 2.5 GPA must be maintained in all courses counting toward their major or minor in Organizational Communication. A student failing to maintain a 2.5 will not be permitted to take new courses in the department until the GPA reaches or exceeds 2.5.
  • The total number of credit hours earned in business courses (ACC, BPA, CIS, FIN, MGT, MKT, OSY, RES) cannot exceed 25 percent of total curriculum requirements.
  • NOTE: Any student enrolling in the Organizational major after his/her sophomore year may need more than two years to complete the requirements for the major.

Major in Organizational Communication



Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Degree
Course Work - Course descriptions Semester Hours
University Studies Requirement 40-49
Required Courses:
COM 099 Transitions (1 hrs.)
COM 201 Communication Foundations & Theory (3 hrs.)
COM 331 Interpersonal Communication (3 hrs.)
COM 340 Intercultural Communication (3 hrs.)
COM 353 Team Communication & Leadership (3 hrs.)
COM 361 Career Presentations (3 hrs.)
COM 461 Persuasive Communication (3 hrs.)
COM 380 Organizational Communication (3 hrs.)
COM 384 Communications Skills for Professionals (3 hrs.)
COM 390 Communication Research (3 hrs.)
COM 580 Advanced Organizational Communication (3 hrs.)
COM 595 Senior Seminar in Organizational Communication (3 hrs.)
Required Electives (6 hrs. of the following)
COM 361 Career Presentations (3 hrs.)
COM 367 Communication and Critical Thought (3 hrs.)
COM 401 Contemporary Issues in Communication (3 hrs.)
COM 439 Conflict and Communication (3 hrs.)
COM 461 Persuasive Communication (3 hrs.)
COM 488 Cooperative Education (3 hrs.)
COM 489 Cooperative Education (3 hrs.)
COM 510 Internship (3 hrs.)
COM 530 Seminar in Interpersonal Communication (3 hrs.)
COM 553 Advanced Team Communication and Leadership (3 hrs.)
BPA 215 Business Communication (3 hrs.)
ENG 324 Technical Writing (3 hrs.)
MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management (3 hrs.)
MGT 550 Human Resources Management (3 hrs.)
MGT 572 Organizational Development (3 hrs.)
MKT 360 Principles of Marketing (3 hrs.)
YNL 290 Trends and Issues in Youth and Human Services (3 hrs.)
YNL 350 Program Administration in Youth and Human Service Organization (3 hrs.)

**A maximum of 3 hours may be chosen with advisor approval from courses not on the list.

Required Minor: 21
Unrestricted Electives: 13-19
Total Curriculum Requirements 120

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