Organizational Communication

The interdisciplinary major in

Organizational Communication


Suggestions for students who want to:
* coordinate philanthropy activities for corporations
* plan fundraising for nonprofit and advocacy organizations, political interest groups, and political candidates
* plan fundraising events and activities as fun runs, galas and balls, annual fundraising campaigns, membership drives, gift clubs, capital campaigns, and phonathons

A minor in Management, Marketing, or Global Studies is highly recommended.

Be sure to check out the web site of the Center for Nonprofit Management in Nashville. This web site has job postings for fundraisers, event planners, and other staff for nonprofit organizations in Tennessee.

Courses below seem to be best if your interest is in fundraising; 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 fundraising.

Humanities and/or Fine Arts:
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
Social/Behavioral Sciences:
AAS 2100 Introduction to African-American Studies
PS 1010 Foundations of Government
PS 2010 American Government and Politics
PSY 1410 General Psychology
SOC 2010 Social Problems
WGST 2100 Introduction to Women's Studies

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.

  • ABAS 2500 Wine Appreciation
  • ABAS 3200 International Wine Industry
  • ACTG 1110 Introduction to Accounting
    or ACTG 3000 Survey of Accounting for General Business
  • BCEN 1400 Introduction to Business
  • CSCI 1150 Computer Orientation
  • INFS 1010 Social Networking
  • MKT 3900 Direct Marketing and Electronic Commerce
  • MKT 3910 Consumer Behavior
  • P S 2020 State and Local Government
  • P S 3050 The U. S. Presidency
  • P S 3060 The U. S. Congress
  • P S 3100 Politics and Film
  • P S 3340 Political Campaign Management
  • P S 3350 Interest Groups and Social Change
  • P S 4270 Political Campaign Internship