BS - Communication-Organizational & Professional Communication

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    School of Communication and Media

    Communication, BS (Organizational Communication Concentration) 

    Program Information:
    Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication students study the role of communication in increasing corporate productivity and employee satisfaction. KSU is the only Georgia institution offering an undergraduate concentration in Organizational Communication. Organizational Communication students learn the skills they need to develop employee training programs, training manuals, and employee handbooks. Students also conduct communication audits at area companies to measure employee satisfaction with company communication practices. Students often intern in corporate human resources or training and development departments.

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Communication (Organizational Communication Concentration) degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.) 

    This is a gated program. See http://socm.hss.kennesaw.edu for more information.

    Milestones:

    1. Must earn a grade of "C" or better in coursework.
    2. Not all courses are offered every semester.
    3. Summer sessions are optional.
    4. See KSU online Catalog or departmental website for pre-requisite or course descriptions.
    5. Recommended that student take 15 credit hours of course work every semester to stay on track to graduate in four years. One semester of this four-year plan will require 18 hours. A summer internship may be taken to satisfy this requirement.
    6. Free electives are any course (1000-4000 level) in the university curriculum, making a "D" or better.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-7728
    http://socm.hss.kennesaw.edu/

     

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community Required if first-year full-time student entering KSU with fewer than 15 semester hours. If entering with more than 15 credit hours, take a free elective here.  
    3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Students must meet with an academic advisor or peer advisor in the advising center each semester until earning 30 semester hours.

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 4
  • course and subject already processed
  • ICT 2101 or ORGC 2030
    3
Total: 15
Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Take writing test at the end of the semester.
  2. All Area F COM courses must be completed by the end of the third term.

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • HIST 1110 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Take the entrance exam and apply to SOCM at the beginning of the semester.
  2. MATH 1107 is strongly preferred.

Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • ORGC 3345 or ORGC 3459 or COM 3320 or JOUR 3340 or PR 4405 or COM 3398
    3
  • ORGC 3345 or ORGC 3459 or COM 3320 or JOUR 3340 or PR 4405 or COM 3398
    3
  • Related Studies Course. Any course at the 3000-level or above outside of SOCM.
    3
Total: 18

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Must be a declared SOCM major by this semester.

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
  • School of Communication & Media Upper Division Course COM 3398 (Internship) is recommended.
    3
  • 3
Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 33)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Related Studies Course. Any course at the 3000-level or above outside of SOCM.
    3
  • Free Elective. Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 15

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Free Elective. Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
  • Free Elective. Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 15
Year 4 (Hours: 30)


Program Total: 123 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggest to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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