Course Requirements

There are four key requirements for the major: 

  1. General education and Viterbo graduation requirements – see undergraduate catalog 
  2. Communication studies core requirements – 33 credits
  3. Organizational communication core requirements – 10 credits
  4. Emphasis area requirements (student chooses either internal or external Emphasis) – 15 credits

Communication studies core (minimum 33 credits) 

 

ENGL 273 Rhetoric Studies 3 cr.
PSYC 100 or 171 General Psychology 3 or 4 cr.
SOCL 125 Introduction to Sociology 3 cr.
PSYC 250 Social Psychology 3 cr.
COMM 305 Communication Theory 3 cr.
COMM 230 Media, Technology, and Culture 3 cr.
COMM/ARTS 118 Introduction to Digital Media 3 cr.
COMM 219 Principles of Visual Communication 3 cr.
SOCL 338 OR
PSYCH 332
Quantitative Research Methods
Qualitative Research
3 cr.
MATH 130, MATH 230, MGMT 230* OR
MATH 155 AND Applied Stats
  3-6 cr.
COMM 414 Communication Law and Ethics 3 cr.
Portfolio will be required of all students

*Note:  Will not satisfy math competency for the general education requirements without an additional math course.

Organizational communication core requirements (10 credits minimum) 

 

COMM 310 Organizational Communication Theory 3 cr.
PSYC 332
SOCL 338
Qualitative Research OR
Quantitative Research (whichever is not taken in the core above)
3 cr.
ECON 102 Microeconomics 3 cr.
COMM 490 Internship or Research Project 1-12 cr.

 

Communication studies: organizational communication emphasis (pick one emphasis) 

 

Internal 

15

External 

25

MGMT 342  Human Resource Management

3

MKTG 351 Principles of Marketing

3

MGMT 449 Strategic Management

3

MKTG352 Consumer Behavior

3

MGMT 375  Leadership in Management

3

COMM 410 Public Relations

3

COMM 412 Cross-cultural Management

3

COMM 411 Public Campaigns

3

COMM 413 Conflict and Negotiation

3

MKTG 450 Integrated Marketing Communications

3