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