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Department of Communication Studies

Organizational Communication

When polled, employers consistently rate communication as the top skill desired in employees. In order
for organizational members to function, they must be able to share ideas, solve problems and work
together effectively using communication skills.

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Core Courses

COMM 320: Theories of Human Communication (3 hrs)

COMM 330: Rhetoric in Western Thought (3 hrs)

COMM 431: Criticism of Public Discourse (3 hrs)


COMM 433: Communication Research Methods (3 hrs)

COMM 550: Senior Colloquium (3 hrs)


COMM 551: Senior Honors Thesis (3 hrs)

Total: 12 hours

Organizational Communication Courses (Choose 12 hours)

COMM 311: Business and Professional Speaking (3 hrs)

COMM 326: Small Group Discussion Methods (3 hrs)

COMM 425: Theories of Organizational Communication (3 hrs) ***REQUIRED***

COMM 480: Intercultural Communication (3 hrs)

COMM 535: Leadership Communication (3 hrs)

Total: 12 hours


15 hours of additional COMM courses.

Additional Requirements

3 hours must be at the 500 level or above (in addition to COMM 550 or COMM 551)


Why Communication Studies?

Quick Facts

Degrees:  Bachelors of Arts or Bachelors of Science
Areas of Study:

Political Communication

Organizational Communication

Legal Communciation

Relational Communication


Department Scholarships

KSU Scholarships

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