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[DRAFT] 2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
[DRAFT] 2024-2025 Undergraduate 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, which 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.

Graduation Requirements

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

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Program Course Requirements

Core IMPACTS Curriculum (42 Credit Hours)

General Education Core IMPACTS Curriculum  

Major Electives (18 Credit Hours)

Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in these courses.

University Electives (24 Credit Hours)

In accordance with KSU Graduation Policy , students must earn a grade of “D” or better in these courses while maintaining a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA.

Upper-Division Electives (12 Credit Hours)

Select 12 credit hours of 3000-4000 level coursework from the University Catalog. These hours do not have to be taken in a single discipline but should relate to a particular interest or career goal. Completion of a Formal Minor or Certificate Program is recommended.

Free Electives (12 Credit Hours)

Select 12 credit hours of 1000-4000 level coursework from the University Catalog.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)

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