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Organizational Communication and Leadership Requirements

View the Organizational Communication and Leadership Course Catalog.

Requirements for the Major

Requirements, 24 credit hours

  •  ORG270, Organizational Communication
  • ORG350, Communication Theory
  • ORG356, Communication Research Methods (or it’s equivalent: CCM352W Rhetorical Criticism or STR327 Research Methods for Strategic Communication)
  • ORG358, Communication & Social Responsibility (ICR)
  • ORG362, Leadership & Communication
  • ORG440, Professional or Academic Internship
  • Take One
    • ORG359, Intercultural OR ORG253, Interpersonal Communication (if a student takes Intercultural, they can still take Interpersonal as an elective and vice versa)
  • Applied Technology (3 hours)
    • ORG244, Social media Storytelling
    • WDD108 Multimedia Graphics
    • WDD219, Design for the Web
    • STR251, Graphic Design
  • Plus 3 credits from the elective courses:
    • ORG253, Interpersonal Communication *if not taken as a requirement
    • ORG315C, Business and Professional Communication
    • ORG351, Small Group Communication
    • ORG357, Health Communication
    • ORG359 Intercultural *if not taken as a requirement
    • ORG 462, Advanced Leadership Communication
    • ORG470W, Advanced Organizational Communication
    • ORG481, Topics in Communication Studies
    • COM305, Intercollegiate Speech
    • COM306 Debate Team
    • CCM254 Gender & Communication
    • STR405 Global Strategic Communication
    • EI201, Real Business Experience
    • EI325, Social Entrepreneurship
    • ED453, Perspectives in Leadership
    • MG360, Organizational Behavior

In addition to major course requirements, students may need an additional course to meet the Butler Cultural Requirement as well as to earn the minimum number of upper-level courses needed to graduate at Butler. All majors in the College of Communication are required to declare a second major, minor, or concentration.

Requirements for the Minor

  • Department foundations (12 hours)
    • ORG253, Interpersonal Communication OR ORG359, Intercultural (if a student takes Intercultural, they can still take Interpersonal as an elective and vice versa)
    • ORG270, Organizational Communication
    • ORG350, Communication Theory
    • ORG362, Leadership & Communication

Plus 6 hours of course credits from any upper level (300-400) course:

  • ORG 253 Interpersonal Communication *if not taken as requirement
  • ORG 315C Business and Professional Communication
  • ORG 351 Small Group Communication
  • ORG 357 Health Communication
  • ORG 359 Intercultural *if not taken as requirement
  • ORG 462 Advanced Leadership Communication
  • ORG 470W Advanced Organizational Communication
  • ORG 481 Topics in Communication
  • COM 305 Speech Team (1-3; limit 3 credits)
  • COM 306 Speech Team (1-3; limit 3 credits)
  • CCM 345 Gender and Communication
  • STR 405 Global Strategic Communication
  • ORG 244 Social Media Storytelling
  • STR 251 Graphic Design
  • WDD 108 Multimedia Graphics
  • WDD 219 Design for the World Wide Web
  • MG 360 Organizational Behavior
  • EI 201 Real Business Experience
  • EI 325 Social Entrepreneurship
  • ED 453 Perspectives in Leadership

NOTE: The information found on this website with respect to major/minor/program requirements is primarily directed at providing prospective students a general roadmap of the curriculum. Current Butler students are expected to review their degree audit report at my.butler.edu and speak with their advisor regularly for detailed information regarding their specific degree requirements and their progress toward degree completion.