Organizational Communication Concentration

Do you like building teams? Have you found that you’ve got a skill for helping a project to keep moving toward success? Are you fascinated with the stories of what happens behind the scenes? Then you’re already on your way to becoming an organizational communication professional! 

Understanding how communication works both inside and outside the organization is a key “soft skill” that employers value. Internally, we figure out how to recruit and manage the best talent. Externally, we examine how our product is seen by everyone: customers, clients, government agencies, stakeholders and future employees.

At George Fox, we emphasize the value of both effective and appropriate communication. When we look at something like a major product recall, for instance, we aren’t just thinking about the bottom line; we also think about the training and conflict management skills that will prevent future problems while ensuring that our reputation-management plans don’t sacrifice our values.

After completing your course of study in the communication major, which includes a robust internship program, you’ll join our alumni in fields that include:

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Why Study Organizational Communication at George Fox?

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What will I Study?

The core communication courses will give you a broad base, covering subjects like interpersonal communication, professional writing, and persuasion, culminating in a senior capstone course that brings all of your work together and focuses on the ethical implications of your calling. In the specialized courses, you will study:

  • The life cycle of an idea as it moves through an organization
  • Project management, ranging from small committees to multinational corporations
  • Building cohesive and successful teams
  • Resolving conflicts and responding to crisis situations
  • Branding and reputation management
  • All students also complete a three-course sequence in either marketing or management, and an internship guided by our faculty
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