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 Murray State 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

Courses Hours
Required Courses 40-49
COM 100T Transitions 1
COM 201 Communication Foundations & Theory 3
COM 331 Interpersonal Communications 3
COM 340 Intercultural Communication 3
COM 353 Team Communication & Leadership 3
COM 361 Career Presentations or COM 461 Persuasive Communication 3
COM 380 Organizational Communication 3
COM 384 Communications Skills for Professionals 3
COM 390 Communication Research 3
COM 580 Advanced Organization Communication 3
COM 595 Senior Seminar in Organizational Communication 3
Required electives (choose 9 hours) 9
COM 215 Introduction to Sports Communication 3
COM 260 Communication Ethics 3
COM 315 Coaching as Communication 3
COM 345 Diversity, Communication, and the Workplace 3
COM 361 Career Presentations 3
COM 367 Communication and Critical Thought 3
COM 401 Contemporary Issues in Communication 3
COM 439 Conflict and Communication 3
COM 461 Persuasive Communication 3
COM 488 Cooperative Education 3
COM 489 Cooperative Education 3
COM 510 Internship 3
Required minor 21
Unrestricted electives 13-19
Total Curriculum Requirements 120