Organizational Communication & Leadership

Students present at the annual Research Symposium

The Organizational Communication & Leadership concentration is one of three concentrations available in the Applied Communication major.  See the major page for more information.


Concentration Curriculum Requirements

The Applied Communication major with a concentration in Organizational Communication & Leadership major consists of 36 s.h. distributed as follows:

Required Core Courses

  • ACL 3540 Strategic Business and Professional Communication (3 s.h.)
  • ACL 4700 Applied Communication & Leadership in Organizations (3 s.h.)
  • ACL 4900 Internship (3 s.h.)

Required Statistics Course

Select one course (3 s.h.) from the following:

  • MAT 2200 Applied Statistics (3 s.h.)
  • SOC 2200 Applied Statistics (3 s.h.)
  • PSY 2500 Statistics for Psychology (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 2160 Statistics for Business and Economics (3 s.h.)

Major Electives

Select 12 s.h. from the following:

  • COM 1050 Introduction to Mass Communications (3 s.h.) OR COM 2800 Mass Communications Theory (3 s.h.)
  • ACL 3400 Theories and Techniques of Effective Listening (3 s.h.)
  • ACL 3600 Exploring Cross-Cultural Communication (3 s.h.)
  • ACL 3700 Results-Oriented Persuasion (3 s.h.)
  • ACL 3710 Effective Interpersonal Communication (3 s.h.)
  • ACL 3750 Small Group Communication Skills (3 s.h.)
  • ACL 3900 Collaborative Conflict Management (3 s.h.)

Leadership Electives

Select 6 s.h. from the following:

  • LSS 3000 Principles of Leadership (3 s.h.)
  • LSS 3250 Theories and Techniques of Leadership (3 s.h.)
  • LSS 3400 Issues in Contemporary Leadership (3 s.h.)
  • LSS 3750 Future-Oriented Leadership (3 s.h.)

Organizational Communication & Leadership Concentration Electives

Select 6 s.h. from the following:

  • BUS 1510 Management and Organization (3 s.h.)
  • BUS/ENP 3010 Entrepreneurship (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3750 Human Resource Management (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3910 Negotiation (3 s.h.)
  • COM 3350 Public Relations (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3201 Business Writing (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3210 Technical Writing (3 s.h.)
  • ENP 3100 Managing Family Business (3 s.h.)
  • ENP 3300 International Entrepreneurship (3 s.h.)
  • JUS 3300 Police in an Urban Society (3 s.h.)
  • MKT 1510 Principles of Marketing (3 s.h.)
  • MKT 4000 Consumer Behavior (3 s.h.)
  • MKT 4100 Global Marketing (3 s.h.)
  • PHI 3200 Business Ethics (3 s.h.)
  • PSY 3100 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3 s.h.)
  • SOC 3320 Methods of Social Research (3 s.h.)

Minor Requirements

Students may also minor in Applied Communication with a concentration in Organizational Communication & Leadership.

A minor consists of 18 s.h. with at least 9 s.h. with the ACL designation.


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