Organizational Communication

The interdisciplinary major in

Organizational Communication


Internal (Employee) Communication

Suggestions for students who want to:
* oversee communication programs for employees
* coordinate training and orientation programs
* plan benefits and health fairs, wellness and literacy programs
* direct special events, rewards and recognition events, retirement receptions
* coordinate and evaluate employee recruitment and retention programs

These activities are done in corporations, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.  A minor in Management or in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is highly recommended.

Courses below seem to be best if your interest is in internal (employee) communication; however, they are not required. You may take any of the courses approved for General Education and for the Cognate in the Organizational Communication major.

General Education - 41 hours
Suggestions for General Education: From among the 41 hours required in the General Education, we recommend specific courses in two areas which seem pertinent to internal communication.

Humanities and/or Fine Arts:
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
Social/Behavioral Sciences:
ECON 2410 Principles of Macroeconomics
PSY 1410 General Psychology
SOC 2010 Social Problems

Organizational Communication major - 33 hours
Please talk to your advisor about requirements in the major.

Cognate - 18 hours
Please look over the Cognate list and choose courses that sound interesting and will help you with your career goals.

Electives - 28 hours
Suggestions for Electives: For your elective hours, we recommend you choose more courses listed in the Cognate or from the following list.

  • ACTG 1110 Introduction to Accounting
    or ACTG 3000 Survey of Accounting for General Business
  • CSCI 1150 Computer Orientation
  • ECON 4390 Employee Benefits (same as FIN 4390)
  • ECON 4420 Labor and Human Resource Economics
  • ECON 4490 Industrial Relations Legislation
  • INFS 1010 Social Networking
  • MGMT 4500 Employment Discrimination (same as BLAW 4500)
  • MGMT 4680 Organization Behavior
  • MGMT 4640 Human Resources Planning and Staffing
  • MGMT 4650 Human Resource Development
  • MGMT 4830 Performance Appraisal
  • PSY 4270 Personnel Selection and Placement
  • PSY 4330 Industrial/Organizational Training & Development
  • PSY 4350 Safety Psychology
  • SOC 4500 Social Psychology