Organizational Communication

The interdisciplinary major in

Organizational Communication

Non-Profit Organizations  

Suggestions for students who want to direct nonprofit organizations by:
* managing personnel
* marketing
* fund-raising and event planning
* budgeting
* strategic planning
* coordinating volunteers
* working with boards of directors

A minor in Management or in Marketing would be beneficial.

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 non-profit organizations; 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 three areas which seem pertinent to non-profit organizations.

Humanities and/or Fine Arts:
ART 1030 Orientation to Art
ART 1910 Art History Survey I
MUS 1030 Introduction to Music
THEA 1030 Theatre Appreciation
Natural Sciences:
ASTR 1030/1031 Exploring the Universe
CHEM 1030/1031 Chemistry for the Consumer
Social/Behavioral Sciences:
AAS 2100 Introduction to African-American Studies
HLTH 1530 Health and Wellness
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.

  • ACTG 1110 Introduction to Accounting
    or ACTG 3000 Survey of Accounting for General Business
  • BCEN 1400 Introduction to Business
  • CSCI 1150 Computer Orientation
  • HLTH 3300 First Aid and Safety Education
  • INFS 1010 Social Networking
  • MGMT 4920 Small Business Management
  • MKT 3900 Direct Marketing and Electronic Commerce
  • PHED 3430 Games, Gymnastics, and Rhythmic Activities for Children
  • PHED 3750 Skill and Techniques of Teaching Team Games
  • P S 3350 Interest Groups and Social Change
  • PSY 2300 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 4210 Adolescent Psychology
  • PSY 4610 Adult Psychology and Aging
  • PSY 4460 Psychology of Happiness and Well-Being
  • REC 3360 Camping and Camp Counseling
  • REC 3520 Leadership and Group Processes in Recreation and Leisure Services
  • REC 3530 Program Planning in Recreation and Parks
  • REC 3570 Outdoor Pursuits Education
  • REC 4110 Youth Sport Programming and Administration
  • R S 3020 Comparative Religion
  • SOC 2500 Marriage and Family
  • SOC 4510 Social Movements and Social Change
  • SOC 4660 Urban and Community Studies
  • SW 3050 (WGST 3010) Women and Poverty
  • SW 3100 International Social Work