BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Organizational Communication

Suggested course sequencing: 15 semester hours is recommended; however, many students attend summer school or transfer high school dual enrollment. 

This degree program can be completed in eight semesters. (All statements in this document concerning requirements, prerequisites, conditions or other matters are for informational purposes and subject to change. Effective academic advisement is a partnership, with advisees sharing in the responsibility).

Check out the class schedule before scheduling your classes.

The following degree plan is based on the 2020-21 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations
or UHC 110 Freshman Honors Seminar
2
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
General Education -The Arts 3
General Education - Cultural Competence 3
General Education - Life Sciences 4
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
General Education - Humanities 3
General Education - Public Issues 3
General Education - Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
COM 205 Interpersonal Communication Theory and Skills 3
COM 209 Survey of Communication Theory 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
General Education - Physical Sciences 3
General Education - Social & Behavioral Science 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 210 Communication Research Methods 3
COM 315 Advanced Speaking in Professional Settings 3
COM 336 Communication in Organizations 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877 3
General Education - Writing II 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
COM 332 Small Group Communication 3
COM 350 The Rhetorical Tradition and Contemporary Applications 3
COM (or any) elective 3
Minor Elective 3
Minor Elective 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 338 Communication Strategies for Recruitment in Organizations
or COM 436 Communication and Leadership
3
COM 437 Advanced Organizational Communication 3
COM 360 Intercultural Communication Theory and Research
or COM 512 Communication and Diversity in the Workplace
3
Minor Elective 3
Minor Elective 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
COM 511 Conflict and Communication
or COM 521 Communication, Mediation, and Negotiation
3
COM (or any) elective 3
COM (or any) elective 3
COM (or any) elective 3
Minor Elective 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM (or any) elective 3
COM (or any) elective 3
COM (or any) elective 3
COM (or any) elective 3
COM (or any) elective 3
Total hours15

This is a non-comprehensive major requiring a minor or second major.

 

 

Degree plan last reviewed 10-12-2020.