The B.A. in Organizational Communication explores effective and participatory communication across organizational contexts. Through a blend of theory and practice, students are encouraged to think, speak, and write clearly; to develop confidence and ability as ethical communicators; to view communication events from multiple perspectives; to understand the multicultural character of communication in contemporary workplaces and society; to analyze and evaluate variables operating in verbal transactions; to probe individual and group behaviors in order to understand self, others, and events; and to recognize the connections between organizational communication and other disciplines.
The curriculum is both deep and broad, enabling students to gain practical expertise in their area of interest while gaining a working knowledge of related areas. The curriculum focuses on ethical practice and the convergence of traditional and new media, preparing students for professional practice in an evolving marketplace. Students learn to express themselves well in oral and written communications, to think critically about communication events all around them, to develop skills valuable in the workplace, and to communicate effectively in a diverse world.