Organizational Communication, B.A.

Program Overview

Can you imagine yourself in a leadership role? Do you enjoy communicating with others and building meaningful relationships? If so, a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication could be the right choice for you.

PLNU Organizational Communication majors learn invaluable skills that allow them to expertly navigate any company, industry, or nonprofit group. Organizational Communication focuses on the relationship between communication and human behavior in all organizational contexts, including business, government, and non-profits. At the heart of the discipline is a recognition that organizations are created, maintained, and changed through human communication. An ability to assess and manage interpersonal, group, and organizational communication processes and create a collaborative environment is essential in today’s turbulent information environment.

The Organizational Communication program offers you a flexible curriculum grounded in social scientific and interpretive theories, focusing on the study and practice of those organizational activities most dependent on communicative behavior. It also provides practice in oral and written communication; collaboration skills; and critical thinking through in-class activities, service-learning projects, and internship opportunities.

The Organizational Communication vision is to think deeply about life — set your sights higher than grades, money, and professional accomplishments (as good as these may be) — and on your journey embrace spirituality, practice empathy, find the humor in everything, and strive for originality, for you are made in the image of God.

The B.A. in Organizational Communication is an approved program under PLNU's WASC Regional Accreditation, WSCUC. Since it is not a business major, it is not an Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) approved program.

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For most students, the transition into college life is one full of adjustments. There is the excitement of newfound freedoms, but also some uncertainty as you begin to make choices and take responsibility for your own future. 

At PLNU, we’re committed to supporting you — academically, professionally, spiritually, personally — so that you may be successful both in your time as a student and beyond. That’s why we offer a holistic support system that focuses on your unique experiences, particular needs, and personal and professional goals — resulting from our deep concern for you, our student.

With a focus on authentic relationships and personalized attention, our goal is to help transform you so you can follow your calling in your own career and life.

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Career Opportunities

PLNU Organizational Communication graduates are exceptionally skilled in the intangible aspects of communication that can form, sustain, and strengthen any organization. These soft skills are highly sought after by employers, and according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers' Job Outlook 2016 report, employers rated verbal communication skills as the most important candidate quality.

A Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication can lead to a wide variety of careers and industries, including:

  • Management
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • International Relations
  • Government
  • Ministry
  • Education
  • Law
  • Entrepreneurship
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