Valley City State University
Professional Communication - Corporate (B.A., B.S.)
Valley City State University offers a B.A and B.S in Professional Communication with a corporate concentration. This major explores organizational, intercultural, and interpersonal skills in marketing, training, and development. To receive a degree in Professional Communication, students need to complete 120 credit hours, with 36 of those credit hours being in the area of major requirements.
The required courses for the Professional Communication major consist of 15 credit hours; of these, there are five classes that include Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication, Communication Research Methods, and Communication Theory. In additions, students may also complete the internship or Strategies in Communication. There is also another bulk of required classes that must be completed for the concentration, which consist of 15 credit hours. The core classes for the concentration include: Corporate Communication, Gender Communication, and Principles of Marketing. In addition to those core classes are a variety of classes where students pick two courses that complete concentration electives.
Even though the curriculum offers a wide variety of classes, one of the most rewarding and hands on experience is learned through the internship course. This ranges from 3-12 credit hours depending on the student, and is usually completed within the junior or senior year. Over the years, students in the Professional Communication major with a corporate concentration have conducted internships in the following areas: major event planning, technical writing, training, human resources, crisis communication, marketing, and communication audits.
Delivery Format:100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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