Department of Communication
College of Arts and Sciences
Neff Hall 230 ~ 260-481-6825 ~ ipfw.edu/comm
To earn a B.A. with a major in Communication, you must complete the core requirements and credits in one of four area concentrations. Other concentrations include Media and Culture , Multimedia Newsgathering and Reporting , and Rhetoric and Public Advocacy .
The Interpersonal and Organizational area of concentration is designed to educate students to become better communicators in both personal and professional contexts. Students learn about conflict management, group interaction, leadership, gender communication and intercultural communication, as well as organizational practices and relational dynamics. The concentration prepares students to work in a variety of areas (depending on the minor chosen) including: government, not-for-profit, sales, law, public and social service, public relations, human resources, business communication, and industry communication.
Suggested Minors: Anthropology, applied ethics, business studies, creative writing, criminal justice, economics, English, film and media studies, fine arts, fine arts history, French, German, history, human services, journalism, linguistics, media production, organizational leadership supervision, philosophy, political science, professional writing, psychology, public affairs, public relations, religious studies, sociology, Spanish, theatre, and women’s studies.
Students completing the Interpersonal/Organizational concentration will be able to:
- Evaluate interpersonal and / or group interactions; and
- Communicate competently (effectively, appropriately, ethically) interpersonally and /or in groups