Dec 07, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Communication Interpersonal And Organizational Concentration

Interpersonal and Organizational Communication Concentration
Department of Communication  
College of Liberal Arts

Neff Hall 230 ~ 260-481-6825

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 relations, religious studies, sociology, Spanish, theatre, and women’s studies.

Student Leaning Outcomes for the Interpersonal and Organizational Communication Concentration:
Upon completion of this concentration, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate interpersonal and / or group interactions
  • Communicate competently (effectively, appropriately, ethically) interpersonally and /or in groups

Program Requirements:

Communication B.A. (Interpersonal and Organizational) 4-Year Plan:  

  • A grade of C- or higher for all courses required in the concentration and an overall GPA of 2.00 or higher.
  • COM 32300 is not available for credit toward any Communication major, minor or concentration.

To earn the B.A. in Communication with a concentration in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication, students must fulfill the General Requirements and Communication core requirements as outlined in the Program Description of the Communication B.A.  in this catalog, and the following concentration requirements:

Concentration Total: Credits 21

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.