Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication

Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication & Development Curriculum

The organizational communication and development major provides a broad base of knowledge including advertising, psychology, conflict resolution and ethical issues in addition to the foundations of communication, leadership and organizational principles. The organizational communication and development major requires 36-37 hours of coursework in the following distribution:

Required Courses (33 hours):
COMM 231: Principles of Advertising and Public Relations
LDST 101: Foundations of Organizational Leadership
LDST 250: Financial Basics for Leaders
LDST 300: Theories and Models of Leadership
LDST 310: Contemporary Workforce Issues
LDST 325: Leading & Integrating Technology in Organizations
LDST 331: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
LDST 338: Organizational Relations
LDST 425: Leading Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
LDST 450: Ethics and Leadership
MATH 227: Introduction to Statistics

Choose one of the following:
LDST 350 Organizational Legal Issues and Policies
LDST 400: Grant Writing
LDST 401: Drury Leadership Seminar
LDST 420: Managing Multi-Cultural Organizations

Students must take the following courses as part of their general education requirements:
ENGL 207 Expository Writing
COMM 285: Communication and Ethics
ENGL 220 Business Communication and Writing
MATH 109: College Algebra
PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology
PLSC 101: U.S. Government and Politics
ECON 210: Principles of Microeconomics

Choose one of the following:
GSTU 101 Introduction to Computers and Software
GSTU 210 Desktop Applications for PCs
GSTU 211 Desktop Applications for Macs