Minor 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.

Minor in Organizational Communication

Course Work - Course descriptions Semester Hours

COM 201—Communication Foundations and Theory (3 hrs.)
COM 331—Interpersonal Communication (3 hrs.)
COM 380—Organizational Communication (3 hrs.)
COM 384—Communication Skills for Professionals (3 hrs.)
COM 390—Communication Research (3 hrs.)
COM 595—Senior Seminar in Organizational Communication (3 hrs.)

6 hours of Required Electives:
COM 340—Intercultural Communication (3 hrs.)
COM 353—Team Communication and Leadership (3 hrs.)
COM 361—Career Presentations (3 hrs.)
COM 367—Communication and Critical Thought (3 hrs.)
COM 439—Conflict and Communication (3 hrs.)
COM 461—Persuasive Communication (3 hrs.)
COM 577—Organizational Learning and Dialogue (3 hrs.)
COM 580—Advanced Organizational Communication (3 hrs.)
BPA 215 Business Communication (3 hrs.)
ENG 324 Technical Writing (3 hrs.)
MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management (3 hrs.)
MKT 360 Principles of Marketing (3 hrs.)


Important Note:
  • A maximum of 3 hours may be chosen with advisor approval from courses not on the list.

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