Corporate & Organizational Communication Major
The Corporate and Organizational Communication major prepares students to understand and apply communication theories and concepts that explain human interaction in the workplace and guide the formulation of messages for the organization and its constituencies in a wide rang of situations. Majors investigate how individuals influence and are influenced by organizations and their members as well as how stakeholders' personal communication competencies affect participation in the quality of organizational life and society. As a pre-professional program, students are exposed to courses in areas such as communication, business management, marketing, economics, English, accounting, and public relations. Elective courses in the major are carefully chosen with an adviser to ensure the student receives the necessary background to succeed in an organizational setting.
Specific objectives of the corporate and organizational communication major:
- For students to be competent in critically analyzing communication within organizations
- For students to be skilled at assessing internal and external communication need
- For students to obtain proficiency in understanding audience differences and developing strategic communication plans accordingly
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