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Organizational Communication, BPS

Offered in: CHICAGO | ONLINE

Students in this major examine and understand the complex communication behavior which occurs in both large and small organizations with an emphasis on virtual communication. Students will prepare for careers in management, personnel, human relations, and training and consulting. Coursework centers on analyzing organizations and making recommendations for improvements using different types and levels of communication. The interdisciplinary approach in this major prepares students to understand and contribute to the infrastructure which drives organizations.


Grade of C or higher required in all OLED courses.

  OLED 310 Media Outlets: Theory and Practice .....3
  OLED 320 Introduction to Organizational Communication I .....3
  OLED 325 Introduction to Organizational Communication II .....3
  OLED 340 Persuasion and Presentation Skills .....3
  OLED 350 Group Dynamics and Facilitation .....3
  OLED 365 Social Justice and Diversity in the Workplace .....3
  OLED 368 Organization Behavior .....3
  OLED 385 Social Media Strategies .....3


  Two electives in OLED. .....6

Core Curriculum

BPS degrees replace traditional general education courses and electives with an innovative Core Curriculum, consisting of interdisciplinary seminars and a Senior Thesis research project. These seminars, designed for adult students, reduce the time required to complete degree requirements. Courses in the BPS core are designated with the PLS prefix (Professional and Liberal Studies). The BPS Core Curriculum includes:

Introductory Seminars

  MATH 095 Developmental Mathematics .....
  MATH 110 Quantitative Reasoning or PLS 290 (see below) .....3
  PLS 201 Pro-Seminar in Critical Skills (for students with <60h of transfer credit) - OR PLS 302 (see below) .....6
  PLS 290 Seminar in Technological and Quantitative Literacy -OR- Math 110 Quantitative Reasoning .....3
  PLS 302 Methods of Critical Reasoning (for students with >60h transfer credit or AA/AS degree) .....3

Senior Seminars

  PLS 390 Seminar in the Social Sciences .....6
  PLS 391 Seminar in the Natural Sciences .....6
  PLS 392 Seminar in the Humanities .....6
  PLS 399 Senior Thesis .....3

University Writing Requirement

  Roosevelt University Assessment placement test to determine if additional courses are required .....
  ENG 101 Introduction to Composition .....3
  ENG 102 Argument, Analysis, Research .....3

Senior Seminars

* Students may waive one PLS Senior Seminar with nine semester hours of appropriate transferable credit with at least a 2.0 average in a single seminar area; students with 60 semester hours of transfer credit or an Associates’ Degree in Arts or Science may waive two Senior Seminars.

Other Requirements

  • Students must be 24 years of age when they start the program.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours at Roosevelt and maintain a 2.0 grade point average to graduate.
  • Students must successfully complete a minimum of nine semester hours at the 300 level in the major at Roosevelt.
  • Students must consult with an advisor every semester prior to registering to ensure that selected courses are appropriate for their specific BPS major.