Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies - Organization and Leadership Emphasis

A Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies - Organization and Leadership Emphasis has five 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 Literacy Course(s)0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English GE Courses3-7
Information Literacy GE Course0-1
Mathematics GE course3-5
American Institutions GE course(s)3-6
Life Sciences GE course(s)3-10
Physical Sciences GE course(s)3-5
Laboratory Science GE course0-1
Fine Arts GE course3
Literature/Humanities GE course3
Social & Behavioral Sciences GE course3
Exploration GE course3-5
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
Recommended (not required) elective for incoming students:
COMM 1001FYE: Communication1

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.

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.

3rd Year
Fall SemesterHours
COMM 1050Introduction to Communication Theory3
COMM 1270Critical Thinking and Communicating3
COMM 2110Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 2700Voice and Civility in Public Discourse3
COMM 4900R*Communication Internship3
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
COMM 3010Nonverbal Communication3
COMM 3330Negotiations Bargaining3
COMM 3510Ethics in Communication3
COMM 4500Human Communication and Conflict3
 Term Hours12
Summer Semester
COMM 3460Content Rhetorical Analysis3
COMM 3850Organizational Communication and System Dynamics3
MDIA 3580Case Studies in Strategic Communication3
 Term Hours9
4th Year
Fall Semester
COMM 3060Communication Theory3
COMM 4010Persuasion3
COMM 4450Communication Research3
MKTG 3010Marketing Principles3
 Term Hours12
Spring Semester
COMM 3190Intercultural Communication3
COMM 4050Leadership and High Performance Teams3
COMM 4490Communication and Contemporary Public Issues3
COMM 4980Senior Seminar4
 Term Hours13
Total Hour: 61
*

 COMM 4900R Internship may be taken in the semester of your choice.