B.S. in Organizational & Professional Communication

Organizational & Professional Communication students study the role of communication in increasing corporate productivity and employee satisfaction. KSU is the only Georgia institution offering an undergraduate concentration in Organizational & Professional Communication. Organizational & Professional Communication students learn the skills they need to develop employee training programs, training manuals, and employee handbooks. Students also conduct communication audits at area companies to measure employee satisfaction with company communication practices. Students often intern in corporate human resources or training and development departments.

To be eligible to apply to a major in Organizational & Professional Communication, students must meet the following criteria:

* Meet the School of Communication & Media (SOCM) Sophomore GPA Requirement. This Sophomore GPA requirement consists of combined adjusted 2.75 GPA in the following five courses:

  • COMM 1110
  • COMM 2020
  • COMM 2033
  • COMM 2135
  • COMM 2240

* These criteria apply for students under the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar and beyond. Students under older catalogs may be expected to meet different requirements. Please talk to you advisor to confirm your academic plan.

* Pass the SOCM Entrance Exam with a score of 78% or highter. Students who fail to pass the grammar test in three attempts must pursue majors in other departments. PLEASE NOTE: The entrance exam requirement is temporarily waived and will continue to be waived throughout the 2022-2023 academic year, effective until the end of July 2023.

*All communication majors must earn a grade of “C” or better in all communication courses counted toward their degree.

For more information on specific classes, see our Organizational & Professional Communication degree information in the KSU Undergraduate Catalog.