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Organizational Communication (Accelerated)

The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication at St. Edward’s prepares you to facilitate clear and effective communication across all levels of an organization.

All required courses in this major are offered in seven-week accelerated sessions. With two seven-week sessions per semester, you can choose to take more classes each semester and finish your degree faster. You have the flexibility to build your degree plan around your schedule. If you enroll with 60+ transferable credits, you can complete your degree in less than two years.

Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication

Overview:

As a BA in Organizational Communication major, you’ll learn to analyze scenarios and develop processes that help people and businesses interact successfully. You’ll also examine ways to help organizations carry out changes, such as workforce reductions or alterations to employee benefits and company policies, in a smooth and confident manner. Courses in leadership, writing, technology, communication and team development give you the skills and training to become a change agent within an organization.

Students who think critically, solve problems quickly, listen well and relate easily to others are good candidates for this program. Earning elective credit, our students have put these skills to work during internships at sites such as CW Austin and Emmis Austin Radio Station.

Graduates of this program are well suited to careers where leadership and a big-picture perspective are essential to managing change. They secure jobs as diverse as program administrators for nonprofits, crisis management directors for city governments and project managers for corporations.

Degree Plan:

For detailed descriptions and timing of courses, please see the New College Bulletin (course catalog).

REQUIRED COURSES FOR MAJOR (42 CREDIT HOURS):
• Foundations of Organizational Communication and Leadership
• Interpersonal Communication
• Innovation, Communication and Organizational Change
• Leadership Theory and Group Performance
• Computer-Mediated Communication
• Technical and Business Writing
• Marketing Communication
• Training and Development
• Intercultural Communication
• Group Communication and Team Building
• Communication Research and Auditing
• Conflict Resolution in Organizations
• Public Relations and Policy
• Business Ethics

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (UP TO 39 CREDIT HOURS)

MISSION COURSES (UP TO 13 CREDIT HOURS)

Consult an admission coordinator for credit transfer options.

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