Organizational Communication Major

Organizational Communication Studies is a program that focuses on general communication processes and dynamics within organizations.

Organizational Communication majors and degree programs will include instruction in the development and maintenance of interpersonal group relations within organizations; decision-making and conflict management; the use of symbols to create and maintain organizational images, missions, and values; power and politics within organizations; human interaction with computer technology; and how communications socialize and support employees and team members.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Organizational Communication (use the College Search feature and enter "organizational communication” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Organizational Communication Studies?

Career prospects in this field are expansive with opportunities to enter corporate communication departments, organizational communication fields, and consulting industries.  As well, one of the most powerful components to earning a major/degree in Organizational Communication is the ability to develop and foster professional connections and gain experience along the way.  Your level of entry into a career will, mostly, be determined by your level of formal education beyond high school.


Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Organizational Communication

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.



Publications/Magazines in Organizational Communication