BS - Organizational and Professional Communication

  • Organizational Communication professionals 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.

    The Organizational and Professional Communication major requires 18 credit hours of lower division course work (1000-2000 level) comprising various offerings, both inside and outside of the communication discipline, that serve as important groundwork leading to advanced studies. Lower division offerings include basic courses in communication research, visual communication, public speaking, writing, organizational communication careers, and an introductory course in organizational communication.

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area B2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area A2 recommended STAT 1401
      3
    Total: 15

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • COMM 1110 Public Speaking
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      4
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D1 recommended DATA 1501
      3
    Total: 15
Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • COMM 2020 COM Sources & Investigations
      3
    • COMM 2033 Visual Communication
      3
    • COMM 2135 Writing for Public Comm
      3
    • COMM 2230 Intro to Mass Communication
      3
    • COMM 2240 COM Law, Ethics and Diversity
      3
    Total: 15

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • COMM 3435 Communication Research Methods
      3
    • ORGC 3376 Interpersonal Communication
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C1
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    Total: 15
Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ORGC 3025 Intro Orgz & Professional Com
      3
    • ORGC 3325 Intercultural Communication
      3
    • Major Elective (1 of 3)
      3
    • Free Elective (1 of 4)
      3
    • Related Studies Course, 1 of 4. Related Studies courses should consist of course work outside of the School of Communication & Media, but do not have to be taken in a single discipline.
      3
    Total: 15

Term 6

Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

Term 8

Year 4 (Hours: 30)


Program Total: 120 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested 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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