2021–2022 Walden University Catalog (September 2021) 
    Sep 29, 2022  
2021–2022 Walden University Catalog (September 2021) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Organizational Society, Branding, and Global Citizenship - BS in Communication

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Communication is not a “soft skill” that helps individuals function more effectively in organizations. Communication is what creates and constitutes every organization. Common ground, coordinated activity, and creative energy toward achieving a common goal require the articulation of a vision, establishment of processes, and instantiation of culture, policies, and procedures.

We live in an organizational world, and participation in society and work requires ease maneuvering within, among, and between multiple organizations. This concentration provides insights on how to effectively communicate within the organizations that form the superstructure of our lives. Students in this concentration examine how to promote our common humanity within bureaucratic and organizational structures large and small, and how to effectively work within these structures in ways that contribute positively to our global existence. This concentration provides skills, tools, and an analytical framework so that you and your organization can be “here for good.” It applies communication theory to help identify individual and corporate needs, understand goals, and select appropriate communication strategies for effective, collaborative results.

Degree Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credit hours
  • General education  courses (46 cr.)
  • Core courses (50 cr.)
  • Concentration Courses (25 cr.)
  • Elective courses (55 cr.)
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Curriculum

Electives (55 cr.)

Choose 11 courses from general education , BS in Communication, other Walden bachelor’s degree programs, or Accelerate into Master’s (AIM)  courses. At least 10 credits must be at the 3000 level or higher. Elective credits should total 80 to meet program requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.