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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Liberal Arts

Organizational and Professional Communication

University Park, College of The Liberal Arts offered via the World Campus (ORPCM_BS)

Lecturer in Communication Arts and Sciences, Amber Jackson, in charge

A Bachelor of Science in Organizational and Professional Communication provides increased understanding and practice in how people communicate to influence others and shape the world around them. Modern society requires effective communication in professional, personal, social, and multicultural settings. The flexibility of the program offers preparation for a variety of careers, such as law, business, communication, health, administration, social services, and human relations. The Bachelor of Science degree will allow exploration of the group communication context and the principles of leadership. Upon completion of the Organizational and Professional Communication program, students will be able to:

  • Describe the significance of communication in everyday experience and as a distinctive intellectual paradigm;
  • Apply, critique, and extend communication concepts, principles, theories, and perspectives to a variety of organizational contexts;
  • Plan communication inquiry, including humanistic or social scientific approaches;
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative research methods to organizational and professional contexts;
  • Demonstrate logical, critical, creative, and ethical thinking about communication for decision-making and problem-solving;
  • Generate and perform messages appropriate to their audience, purpose, and context;
  • Locate, synthesize, and assimilate new information from a variety of sources and use it to inform communication analysis and practice within organizations;
  • Engage diverse communities, both local and global, and function as a member of a deliberative society;
  • Facilitate groups communication and functions in and out of organizations;
  • Apply principles of leadership to interpersonal and group situations;
  • Demonstrate critical and ethical understanding of conflict in interpersonal, group, and organizational settings;
  • Reflect on professional experience and situate that experience within college-level learning.

For the B.S. degree in Organizational and Professional Communication, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(6-9 of these 45 credits are included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 27 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 57 credits [1]
(This includes 6-9 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GH; 3-6 credits of GS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (24 credits)
CAS 201 GH(3), CAS 202 GS(3), CAS 204(3), CAS 390 GS(3), CAS 426W(3), LA 201 WAC(3), SOC 207(3) (Sem: 1-5)
CAS 496(3) (Sem: 8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
Select 6 credits in speaking and argumentation from: CAS 212(3); CAS 215(3); CAS 252(3) or CAS 340(3) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 6 credits in interpersonal communication or conflict management from: CAS 203 GS(3); CAS 271 US;IL(3); CAS 302(3) or CAS 352(3) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 6 credits in leadership/group communication from: LER/OLEAD 464(3); LER/OLEAD 465(3); OLEAD 410 IL(3); MGMT 321(3); PSYCH 484(3); PSYCH 485(3); SOC 404(3) or SOC 456(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS: (15 credits)
Select 15 credits from the following courses; 6-9 must be at the 400-level [2]
CAS 203 GS(3); CAS 212(3); CAS 215(3); CAS 252(3); CAS 271 US;IL(3); CAS 302(3); CAS 340(3); CAS 352(3); CAS 404(3); CAS 452(3); CAS 455(3); CAS 475(3); COMM 428A(3); ENGL 418(3); ENGL 419(3); ENGL 420(3); LER/OLEAD 464(3); LER/OLEAD 465(3); MGMT 321(3); OLEAD 410(3); PSYCH 484(3); PSYCH 485(3); SOC 404(3) or SOC 456(3) (Sem: 6-8)

 

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

[2]A student may not use a course as both an ADDITIONAL course and as a SUPPORTING course.

[3] A student may only apply up to 6 credits of CAS 496 in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR.

 

Blue Sheet Item #: 45-06-040

Review Date: 4/4/17

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