BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Organizational Communication

The following is a sample schedule for this major – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule.

Missouri State is committed to helping you graduate in four years.

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

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

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 100 Introduction to Majors in Communication 1
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Humanities - General Education 3
Total hours16

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
COM 205 Interpersonal Communication Theory and Skills 3
COM 209 Survey of Communication Theory 3
Life Sciences (no lab) or Physical Sciences (no lab) - General Education 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
Course for minor 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 210 Communication Research Methods 3
COM 315 Advanced Speaking in Professional Settings 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
Course for minor 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
COM 322 Introduction to Argumentation 3
COM 325 Nonverbal Communication 3
Written Communication and Integrative and Applied Learning - General Education 3
Course for minor 3
Course for minor 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 350 The Rhetorical Tradition and Contemporary Applications 3
COM 336 Communication in Organizations 3
General elective 3
Course for minor 3
Course for minor 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
COM 397 Topics in Communication 1-3
COM 332 Small Group Communication 3
General elective 3
COM 495 Communication Internship 1-6
COM 511 Conflict and Communication 3
COM 512 Communication and Diversity in the Workplace 3
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 499 (Course no longer offered. Review course number changes.) 0
COM 436 Communication and Leadership 3
COM 300 Professional Development in Communication 1
COM 437 Advanced Organizational Communication 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
Total hours13

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

Suggested course sequencing: 15-18 semester hours is recommended; however, many students attend summer school or transfer high school dual enrollment. You will apply for admission to the degree program after your third semester.

Save Artifacts for assessment portfolio: COM 322; COM 325; COM 332; COM 336; COM 350; COM 436; COM 512;

Degree plan last reviewed 06-25-2018.