Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies - Organization and Leadership Emphasis

Degree Completion Program - Students must have junior (60+ credits) or senior status prior to program admission.

A Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies - Organization and Leadership Emphasis has four basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements 
  2. Core Discipline Requirements
  3. Organization and Leadership Emphasis Requirements
  4. Electives: college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Information Literacy0-1
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Organization and Leadership Core Requirements
COMM 1050Introduction to Communication Theory3
COMM 1270Critical Thinking and Communicating3
COMM 2110Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 2700Voice and Civility in Public Discourse3
COMM 3060Communication Theory3
COMM 3190Intercultural Communication3
COMM 3510Ethics in Communication3
COMM 3850Organizational Communication and System Dynamics3
COMM 4450Communication Research3
COMM 4500Human Communication and Conflict3
COMM 4900RCommunication Internship3
COMM 4980Senior Seminar (Capstone)4
Organization and Leadership Emphasis Requirements
COMM 3330Negotiations & Bargaining3
COMM 3460Content & Rhetorical Analysis3
COMM 4010Persuasion3
COMM 4050Leadership and High Performance Teams3
COMM 4490Communication and Contemporary Public Issues3
ENGL 3010Writing in the Professions3
MDIA 3580Case Studies in Strategic Communication3
MKTG 3010Marketing Principles3

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.5 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher in each Core Discipline Requirement course.

Degree Completion Program - Students must have junior (60+ credits) or senior status prior to program admission.

Graduation Plan

The Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies - Organization and Leadership Emphasis is a degree completion program.  The actual course schedule may differ and is determined annually.  Please contact the Communication Studies advisor for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
3rd Year
Fall SemesterHours
COMM 1050 Introduction to Communication Theory 3
COMM 1270 Critical Thinking and Communicating 3
COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 2700 Voice and Civility in Public Discourse 3
 Hours12
Spring Semester
COMM 3330 Negotiations & Bargaining 3
COMM 3510 Ethics in Communication 3
COMM 4500 Human Communication and Conflict 3
ENGL 3010 Writing in the Professions 3
 Hours12
Summer Semester
COMM 3460 Content & Rhetorical Analysis 3
COMM 3850 Organizational Communication and System Dynamics 3
COMM 4900R Communication Internship 3
MDIA 3580 Case Studies in Strategic Communication 3
 Hours12
4th Year
Fall Semester
COMM 3060 Communication Theory 3
COMM 4010 Persuasion 3
COMM 4450 Communication Research 3
MKTG 3010 Marketing Principles 3
 Hours12
Spring Semester
COMM 3190 Intercultural Communication 3
COMM 4050 Leadership and High Performance Teams 3
COMM 4490 Communication and Contemporary Public Issues 3
COMM 4980 Senior Seminar 4
 Hours13
 Total Hours61
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 COMM 4900R Internship may be taken in the semester of your choice.