Organizational and Relational Communication Major

Comprehensive Option Bachelor of Science 

Minimum hours required for major = 45

Organizational and Relational Communication Core Requirements

(15 hours required)
Take all of the following:

    • SPCH 202GS, Communication Concepts in Society - 3 hours
    • SPCH 252, Communication Inquiry - 3 hours
    • SPCH 456, Rhetorical Theory - 3 hours
    • SPCH 459, Communication Capstone - 3 hours
    • SPCH 499, Communication Theory - 3 hours


Speaking Techniques Requirements 

(3 hours required)
Take 1 of the following:

    • SPCH 270, Advanced Public Speaking - 3 hours
    • SPCH 332, Logic Argumentation and Reasoning - 3 hours
    • SPCH 360, Persuasion and Propaganda - 3 hours


Communication Requirement Options

Take 1 of the following 2 options

Option 1 - Organizational Communication

Take all of the following:

        • SPCH 301, Introduction to Organizational Communication - 3 hours
        • SPCH 451, Leadership Communication - 3 hours
        • SPCH 452, Advanced Organizational Communication - 3 hours

Option 2 - Relational Communication

Take all of the following:

        • SPCH 300, Interpersonal and Relational Communication - 3 hours
        • SPCH 450, Language, Thought & Action - 3 hours
        • SPCH 454, Intercultural Communication - 3 hours


Speech Requirements

(6 hours required)
Take 6 hours from:

    • SPCH 200 - SPCH 499


Organizational and Relational Communication Support Track

(12 hours required)
The student must pick 12 hours in a support track area in consultation with his or her advisor.
Below are four sample support tracks that reflect a good grounding in a field.

Public Relations

      • JMC 215, News Writing & Photography - 3 hours (Prereq or Coreq: JMC 112 or permission)
      • JMC 302, Digital Storytelling - 3 hours (Prereq: JMC 112, JMC 215, JMC 300)
      • JMC 309, Public Relations - 3 hours
      • JMC 409, Public Relations Strategy - 3 hours


Human Interaction

      • SOC 275, Social Psychology - 3 hours
      • SOC 300, Sociological Theory - 3 hours
      • SOC 420, Race and Minority Relations - 3 hours (Prereq: SOC 100GS or SOC 250GS or permission)
      • PSY 410, Industrial Psychology - 3 hours (Prereq: PSY 203GS)


General Business

      • BSAD 295, Business Communications - 3 hours (Prereq: ENG 101)
      • MGT 301, Principles of Management - 3 hours
      • MKT 300, Principles of Marketing - 3 hours
      • MKT 331, Professional Selling - 3 hours


Spanish

      • SPAN 200GS, Intermediate Spanish I - 3 hours (Prereq: SPAN 101 or equivalent)
      • SPAN 201GS, Intermediate Spanish II - 3 hours
      • SPAN 204GS, Culture, Conversation and Writing - 3 hours
      • SPAN 304, Advanced Conversation and Composition - 3 hours