Organizational Communication

Students in the Brown Hall computer labThe organizational communication major prepares you to work in public or private, profit or nonprofit organizations in careers such as training, human resource management, sales or corporate communications. You learn strategic communication, methods to organize/evaluate information and solving communication problems within diverse organization contexts.

Program benefits

This major views the primary role of a manager to be strategic organizational communication. It also emphasizes managerial communication, which is the role of leadership, how to train employees, how to conduct an interview and how to work with and in small groups.

This major is the closest major to a business major in the School of Communication.

You will learn the following skills:

  • Leadership
  • Team Dynamics
  • Event Planning
  • Gender Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Interviewing
  • Persuasion
  • Conflict Management
  • Consulting Skills
  • Organizational Analysis
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Presentation Skills
  • Writing Business Reports
  • Promotional Writing
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Communication Ethics
  • Strategic Communication Technology
  • Diversity Management
  • Organizational Theory
  • Interpersonal Theory
  • Communication Research


Current requirements for organizational communication:

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Declare as a major

If you are not currently in School of Communication and would like to switch to an organizational communication major, please meet with the School of Communication academic advisor to discuss the major.

You may declare an organizational communication major online when you have completed the pre-communication courses for your catalog year and have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5. If you have questions about the declaration form or your requirements, please contact the School of Communication academic advisor.

Declare this as your major