2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Organizational Communication, B.A.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the program in Organizational Communication will be able to:

  1. Develop a sophisticated understanding of communication as the negotiation of meaning.
  2. Display communication competence both verbally and nonverbally in interpersonal, small group, organizational, and intercultural contexts.
  3. Formulate a thesis, organize a complex idea, and support it with appropriate evidence using proper grammar and punctuation.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to present themselves in a professional manner including resume, interview skills, and presentations.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding and ability to work collaboratively in a group.
  6. Analyze and conduct original communication research (quantitative and qualitative) using scholarly journals, data bases, and collecting and analyzing empirical data.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of basic theoretical concepts relative to organizational behavior including scientific management, systems theory, and organizational culture.
  8. Integrate a Christian perspective of values and ethics in their communication in interpersonal, small group organizational and intercultural contexts.
  9. Develop an awareness of multiple approaches to leadership and develop a personal leadership philosophy.

Lower-Division Units: 15 Units


**Meets a Foundational Explorations requirement.

All majors take COM 1000  (3) or COM 2031  (3) as an additional Foundational Explorations requirement.

Total: 18 Units

Take six (6) units selected from upper-division courses with the following prefixes: ACC, BUS, COM, ECO, FIN, HON, MGT, MKT at the 3000 or 4000 level (selections must include at least 2 different courses AND 6 units total).

Upper-Division Units: 29-30

Total Units Required for Major: 44-45*

*Depending on specific courses selected and not including units counted toward Foundational Explorations requirements.

+The BA in Organizational Communication is an approved program under PLNU’s WASC Regional Accreditation. Since it is not a business major, it is not an Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) approved program.

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