Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Organizational Communication offered by Montana State University’s Billings campus is a program of study that was designed to help students gain skills and knowledge in the field of Communications. The Organizational Communication option is offered alongside the Mass Communication option. A student should choose their option according to their personal interests, career goals, or educational goals. The Organizational Communication option has the objective to prepare its students for careers as managers, trainers, human resource officers, corporate communication staff, or further graduate study in Communications, Law, or an alternative related subject area.

By the end of this program, a student should be able to understand how interactions work in an organizational situation, as well as to know how to contribute effectively to an organizational situation. This program covers concepts related to technical communication concerns and how to apply organizational communication techniques and skills to real life organizational settings and situations. The Organizational Communication concentration emphasizes skills and knowledge related to media messages and how they are constructed and delivered. Students will also have the chance to learn about mediated messages that relate to attitudes and behaviors. The specific positions that this program of study prepares students for includes: public relations assistant, news reporter, funds raiser, copy editor, and journalist.

This program requires students to take and complete 120 credit hours of courses in order to graduate with the Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Organizational Communication. Students are required to take 37 credit hours of General Education requirements in order to gain critical thinking skills and knowledge as well as knowledge in many different subject areas. In addition, students must take 14 to 15 credit hours of a Language Requirement. These requirements are in addition to the Communication Arts requirements, which includes courses like: Exploring Communication Studies, Advanced Public Speaking, Organizational Communication, and Theories of Media and Society.

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    Degree Level: Bachelor

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    School Overview

    Montana State University Billings has been an integral part of the Billings community and a student-centered learning environment since its early days as Eastern Montana College. Founded in 1927, the university continues to nurture a longstanding tradition of educational access, teaching excellence, civic engagement and community enhancement in an urban setting. In the classroom and in the community, students receive a well-rounded unique education and training for associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees for careers through the University’s five colleges:

    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Business
    • College of Allied Health Professions
    • College of Education
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