Organizational Communication focuses on how people communicate in diverse organizational contexts. Students learn to think critically about communication practices in organizations, as well as develop specific skills for the development, presentation, and analysis of messages for different organizational stakeholders. Depending on the specific courses selected, as well as recommended coursework in a minor, students are prepared for positions in business, industry, non-profit, health care, community and governmental organizations, and may take career paths in internal corporate communication, human resources, training and development, media and community relations, public relations, sales and marketing, customer/client service, community advocacy, technical communication, and management.
Because the major is compatible with a number of fields, and in order to develop expertise in a subject related to their career goals, students are strongly encouraged to pursue a minor. Please consult with Communication faculty and your academic advisor.
The Communication faculty also highly recommend that majors incorporate field experience working in a professional environment by completing at least one internship. Students should work closely with faculty and Career Services to identify appropriate internship opportunities.
For additional programs and courses in this department, see Communication and Media Studies .