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Organizational Communication and Communication Studies

The field of communication is growing quickly, and there are many opportunities if you have the right education. After all, understanding how people communicate is a skill with unlimited applications in the world of work. At Marietta, you'll get that education by studying the theory of communication in small classes taught by award-winning faculty, and then applying that theory to situations in the real world.

With two different communication majors, Marietta offers you a broad selection of courses, new kinds of internships, and more career choices. A degree in communication from Marietta also provides the perfect foundation for other academic and career interests like law school, medical school, and MBA programs.

Marietta is the place to become a leader in communication. The Communication Lab and Writing Center will assist you in developing your communication skills; the two radio stations, TV station, and newspaper will give you many opportunities to apply those skills.

Communication Studies

Marietta is the place to become a leader in communication. The Communication Lab and Writing Center will assist you in developing your communication skills; the two radio stations, TV station, and newspaper will give you many opportunities to apply those skills.

Sample Courses

Majors gain an understanding of the nature of communication by taking a variety of classes:

  • Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Argumentation and Debate
  • Human Communication Theory
  • Group Discussion and Leadership
  • Persuasion and Propaganda
  • Business Communication Seminar
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Organizational Communication

    Organizations rely on clear and effective communication systems, and people with the knowledge and training to help them communicate more effectively are highly valued. With a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from Marietta, you'll be ready to work in fields like training, consulting, corporate communication, public information, and corporate public affairs.

    Sample Courses

    Majoring in Organizational Communication will give you a strong background in all types of communication methods and applications. You'll study:

    • Fundamentals of Oral Communication
    • Group Discussion and Leadership
    • Organizational Communication
    • Organizational Development
    • Training and Development
    • Persuasion and Propaganda
    • Internship

    click to expandPlaces a Degree Can Take You

    Internships

    As a junior or senior, you'll be able to put your communication skills to work in the real world by interning with organizations like the United Way, the American Cancer Society, Marietta Memorial Hospital, and Selby General Hospital.

    Clubs & Organizations

    The Marietta College Forensics Team is nationally recognized for its performances in individual speech events and debates, and it's a great way to hone your own communication skills. Besides competing in tournaments all year long, the team hosts the annual Ruth A. Wilcox Forensics Tournament each fall, which draws teams from all over the Midwest.

    Lambda Pi Eta, the communication studies honor society, selects outstanding students in the field of communication studies.

    Pi Kappa Delta, the national forensic honor society, accepts students who have participated in intercollegiate debate and individual speech events.

    click to expandSuccessful Alumni

    Some of our majors continue their studies in graduate schools and law schools. Others are employed in industry or work as legislative assistants, entrepreneurs, marketing managers, development officers, labor relations consultants, and human resource managers. Here's just a sample of where some of our graduates are working and studying:

    • International & Intercultural Communication Masters Program
      University of Denver
    • College of Law and College of Business and Economics (joint degree program)
      West Virginia University
    • Smith College
      Northampton, Massachusetts
    • American Greetings
      Cleveland, Ohio
    • WG&R Furniture
      Green Bay, Wisconsin