Study organizational communication at Calvin
The major in Organizational Communication provides a firm liberal arts foundation for students interested in communication within, among, and by way of organizations, including both not-for-profit and for-profit. Through coursework primarily in Communication and Business, supplemented by cognates and choices from Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, Economics, Computer Science, students will gain the following:
- broad-based theoretical learning in communication and business.
- understanding of organizational structures and functions.
- understanding of diverse audiences and human motivation.
- analytical and practical skills in persuasive communication.
- diverse communication skills, including media production appropriate to client-based business uses, writing and speaking.
- grounding in theories and practices of ethics in business contexts.
- practical skills through required coursework in managerial accounting, media production appropriate to business contexts, and working with spreadsheets.
Students taking this program participate fully in the college’s core curriculum, receive guidance on appropriate core courses (through the cognates), and become well-prepared for a variety of callings, from volunteer work in churches and community organizations, to nonprofit organizations, to for-profit corporations. This major focuses directly on theories, skills and practices appropriate to today’s workplace.
Students will be able to complete this program within four years. This major leaves time for off-campus study, a minor, or selected electives, thereby enhancing students’ full opportunity to engage in Christian liberal arts education.
A grade of at least a C in BUS 160 and in either CAS 141 or CAS 190 is required to be accepted into this major.
CAS 141 or 190
CAS 262 or ENG 262
Two courses from CAS 285, BUS 365, 380 or 382
One course from CAS 352, BUS 362, or PHIL 215
One course from CAS 211 or 305
One course from CAS 253, 260, 270 or SOC 250