To earn the 120-credit Bachelor of Science in Organizational and Professional Communication,  you must successfully complete:

57 credits in requirements for the major

  • 24 prescribed course credits
  • 15 supporting course credits
  • 18 credits of additional courses

45 credits of General Education courses (This includes 0-9 credits of General Education courses; 0-3 credits of GH; 0-6 credits of GS courses)

27 credits of electives

If you are a transfer student, the number of credits you must take will vary according to the courses that transfer into the program. Once you are admitted to the program, your assigned academic adviser can help you select the remaining required courses.

Course List - Bachelor of Science in Organizational and Professional Communication 

Prescribed Courses (24 credits)
Abbreviation Title Description Credits
CAS 204 Communication Research Methods Overview of the skills necessary to evaluate commonly reported communication research. 3 credits
CAS 301 Rhetorical Theory History and theory of public advocacy and civic discourse. 3 credits
CAS 303 Introduction to Communication Theory This course is intended as a foundational course in communication theory for Communication Arts and Sciences majors and others interested in social science theory in general. It is designed to show how communication theory can be applied to understand and improve communication in your professional (and personal) life. The theories examined will span the range of communication contexts, including interpersonal, group, organizational, mediated, and cross-cultural interactions. 3 credits
CAS 390 Qualitative Research Methods An understanding of both qualitative research methods and the theoretical frameworks that inform qualitative inquiry. Additionally, this course focuses on tools for data collection such as individual and focus-group interviewing and observing and recording interaction. This course provides practical experience for students in collecting and analyzing qualitative data with and without the use of technology and examines particular difficulties in the interpretation and reporting of qualitative findings. Qualitative Research Methods is course that bridges disciplinary boundaries and is useful to any student who will be investigating human interaction. 3 credits
CAS 426W Communication Ethics (WAC) Ethical issues in public and private communication; role of communication in expressing and realizing individual and social values. 3 credits
LA 201 Experiential Learning Portfolio Students will learn how to assemble a portfolio that reflects their progress, knowledge, and insight into college-level study. 3 credits
SOC 207 Research Methods in Sociology Experiential-based course covering the four main social research methods: available data, survey research, experiments, and field research. 3 credits
CAS 496 Independent Studies

Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

3 credits

 

Additional Courses (18 credits)
Description Credits
Select six (6) credits in speaking and argumentation: CAS 212, CAS 215, CAS 252, CAS 340 6 credits
Select six (6) credits in interpersonal communication or conflict management: CAS 203, CAS 271, CAS 302, CAS 352 6 credits
Select six (6) credits in leadership/group communication: LER/OLEAD 464, LER/OLEAD 465, OLEAD 410, MGMT 321, PSYCH 484, PSYCH 485, SOC 404, SOC 456 6 credits

 

Supporting Courses and Related Areas (15 credits)
Supporting Courses and Related Areas (15 credits, six (6) to nine (9) at the 400-level) Credits

CAS 203, CAS 212, CAS 215, CAS 252, CAS 271, CAS 302, CAS 340, CAS 352, CAS 404, CAS 452, CAS 455, CAS 475

COMM 428A

ENGL 418, ENGL 419, ENGL 420

LER/OLEAD 464, LER/OLEAD 465

MGMT 321

OLEAD 410

PSYCH 484, PSYCH 485

SOC 404, SOC 456

15 credits

This course is intended as a foundational course in communication theory for Communication Arts and Sciences majors and others interested in social science theory in general. It is designed to show how communication theory can be applied to understand and improve communication in your professional (and personal) life. The theories examined will span the range of communication contexts, including interpersonal, group, organizational, mediated, and cross-cultural interactions.

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