Organizational communication

Organizational Communication

Quality communication in today's business world.

Communication is essential in every organization, whether it’s in small groups, conducting training seminars, making product presentations or working one-on-one with clients and colleagues. That’s why Marian’s organizational communication program prepares you for success in a variety of careers.

Program Information

Marian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission .

The Program
The organizational communication program will prepare you to create, support, and restore communication structures, networks, and the flow of communication in organizations. The program provides a solid foundation in effective communication skills, combined with communication theories and principles. You’ll develop the necessary skills to advance your career through oral, written and interpersonal communication. You’ll also engage in an integrated study of intercultural, ethical and practical communication issues that professionals encounter on the job every day.

Liberal arts core
45 credits:
ENG 230 Professional Composition and Research Writing, 3 cr.
MUS Music elective, 3 cr.
ENG Literature elective, 3 cr.
ART Art elective, 3 cr. (ART 201 preferred)
BIO Ecological or environmental science elective, 3 cr.
PHS Physical science, chemistry, meteorology, or physics elective, 3 cr.
MAT Mathematics elective, 3 cr.
SOC Sociology elective, 3 cr.
PSY Psychology elective, 3 cr.
HIS 114 World History Since 1900, 3 cr.
HIS 2xx History elective, 3 cr.
THE 101 Introduction to Christian Theology, 3 cr.
THE 2xx Theology elective, 3 cr.
PHI 130 Philosophy and Values, 3 cr.
PHI 2xx Philosophy elective, 3 cr.

Communication courses
18 credits:
COM 100 Introduction to Communication, 3 cr.
COM 202 Writing for Media, 3 cr.
COM 232 Public Speaking, 3 cr.
COM 302 Intercultural Communication, 3 cr.
COM 401 Legal Issues in Communication, 3 cr.
COM 406 Organizational Communication Senior Project, 3 cr.

Organizational communication courses
18 credits:
COM 321 Organizational Behavior and Communication, 3 cr.
COM 322 Argumentation and Persuasion, 3 cr.
COM 324 Interpersonal Communication, 3 cr.
COM 334 Discussion and Small Group Interaction, 3 cr.
COM 400 Theories in Communication, 3 cr.
COM 420 Professional Presentations, 3 cr.
COM 431 Training and Assessment in Communication, 3 cr.

6 credits from the following (3 credits must be communication):
COM 3xx Communication elective, 3 cr.
COM 4xx Communication elective, 3 cr.
MGT 213 Principles of Management, 3 cr.
MGT 311 Human Resource Management, 3 cr.
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing, 3 cr.

41 credits:
University electives

For more details regarding this program, view Marian’s Academic Bulletin.

As a student pursuing your bachelor's degree in the organizational communication program, you’ll find the relevancy and quality that comes from a faculty comprised of leading experts. We offer you convenient learning centers in Appleton, Fond du Lac and West Allis, as well as convenient evening courses from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. You can start your program in the fall, spring or summer; and you'll be able to proceed through the program at your own pace by taking one or more courses per 7-week term.

Communication program video

Hear what students and faculty have to say about the opportunities awaiting you in our organizational communication program!


Fun Fact

During the academic year the library is open 99 hours per week (Source: Academic Bulletin, 2013-2014).

Campus Info

Marian University
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699


All Locations