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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Organizational and Professional Communication, B.S.


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Program Description

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.

This program is a part of the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences .

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Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation Policies

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Organizational and Professional Communication program is separate from Admissions  to Kennesaw State University. Students must meet the admission requirements to pursue this degree program, outlined below.

  • 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 78% or higher. Students who fail to pass the grammar test in three attempts must pursue majors in other departments.
  • 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:
  • Achieve a satisfactory score on the SOCM Entrance Exam. Students may take the test no more than three times.

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the requirement st outlined in Academic Policies 5.0 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS & GRADUATION  .

 

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Program Course Requirements

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)


General Education Core Curriculum 

Upper Division SOCM Electives (9 Credit Hours)


Choose three courses from any COMM, JOUR, ORGC, MENT, or PR course not previously taken. The list below provided recommended electives for Organizational and Professional Communication majors. Please take into account any prerequisites required. (These courses may also be taken as Free Electives)

Related Studies (12 Credit Hours)


Upper division course work (3000-4000 level) outside of the School of Communication & Media (SOCM). These hours do not have to be taken in a single discipline, but should relate to a particular interest or career goal. Students should determine needed prerequisites. Completion of Formal Minor or Certificate Program would also satisfy the Related Studies requirement.

Free Electives (12 Credit Hours)


Any courses (1000-4000 level) in the university curriculum.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)


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