2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog DRAFT 
    
    Apr 25, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog DRAFT

Organizational Professional Communication, BS


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Degree: Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Organizational and Professional Communication

Office: College of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Communication & Media

Phone: (470) 578-6298

The program of study in communication offers a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Organizational and Professional Communication.

Organizational Communication professionals study the role of communication in increasing corporate productivity and employee satisfaction. KSU is the only Georgia institution offering an undergraduate concentration in Organizational Communication. Organizational Communication students learn the skills they need to develop employee training programs, training manuals, and employee handbooks. Students also conduct communication audits at area companies to measure employee satisfaction with company communication practices. Students often intern in corporate human resources or training and development departments.

The Organizational and Professional Communication major requires 18 credit hours of lower division course work (1000-2000 level) comprising various offerings, both inside and outside of the communication discipline, that serve as important groundwork leading to advanced studies. Lower division offerings include basic courses in communication research, visual communication, public speaking, writing, organizational communication careers, and an introductory course in organizational communication.

All organizational and professional communication majors must earn a grade of "C" or better in all School of Communication and Media courses counted toward their degree and pass the Communication Entrance Exam with a score of 70% or higher. Students who fail to pass the grammar test in three attempts must pursue majors in other departments.

To be eligible to apply to a major in Organizational and Professional Communication, students must meet the following criteria:

Meet the School of Communication & Media (SOCM) Sophomore GPA Requirement. This Sophomore GPA requirement consists of combined adjusted 2.75 GPA in the following five courses:

  •     COM 2020
  •     COM 2033
  •     COM 2129
  •     COM 2135
  •     ORGC 2205

Achieve a satisfactory score on the SOCM Entrance Exam. Students may take the test no more than three times.

Program of Study

General Education (42 Credit Hours)


General Education Requirements  

Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) (18 Credit Hours)


To be eligible to apply to the major in Organizational and Professional Communication, students must have a 2.75 combined adjusted GPA in these five courses: COM 2020, COM 2033, COM 2129, COM 2135, ORGC 2205. ORGC 2030 is also required but is not included in the GPA calculation. 

Related Studies (12 Credit Hours)


Upper division course work (3000-4000 level) outside of the School of Communication and Media. 

Free Electives (12 Credit Hours)


Any courses (1000-4000 level) in the university curriculum. Students must earn a grade of "D" or better. 

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)


University-wide Degree Requirements (3 Credit Hours)


University-Wide Degree Requirements  

Graduation Credit Hour Total (123 Credit Hours)


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