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Organizational and Relational Communication, BS

Bachelor of Science

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Course Delivery
    Fully Online
  • Total Credits
    120
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $247.00
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $375.00

Earn your degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney

Get the same diploma as on campus students

This online degree completion program is designed for those students who may already have earned an associate's degree or have most of their general studies completed. Graduates of this program report meaningful gains in presentation skills, leadership skills, and group communication skills.

Who should consider this degree?

  • People who seek positions in junior management, human relations, marketing or public relations
  • People who seek to increase their skills for effective communications
  • Anyone interested in expanding his or her knowledge and skills to grow professionally
  • People who have an associate's degree and are interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree
  • Employees who seek career advancement

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that enables maximum learning and because technology provides students with maximum access to education.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Associate's degree or the majority of the general studies requirements completed. Request information or call to speak with an adviser about transfer credit or meeting these prerequisites.

  2. Official transcripts from all previous schools

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  • Complete and submit the online application for admissions
  • Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee
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Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
SPCH 202Communication Concepts in Society3

Course Number: SPCH 202

A survey of the basic concepts of communication through application to different contexts and through examination of literature and methods in communication research.

SPCH 252Communication Inquiry3

Course Number: SPCH 252

Improve researching skills by applying knowledge of experimental design to analyze, evaluate, and interpret research writing within the Communication field. Prereq: SPCH 202GS or instructor approval.

SPCH 301Introduction to Organizational Communication3

Course Number: SPCH 301

Students in this course will be introduced to the constitutive role that communication plays within organizational settings through studying the various theoretical approaches of the organizational communication discipline.

SPCH 360Persuasion and Propaganda3

Course Number: SPCH 360

The study and practice of persuasion.

SPCH 451Leadership Communication3

Course Number: SPCH 451

A study of the characteristics, styles, roles, and strategies of leaders with emphasis on parliamentary process.

SPCH 452Advanced Organizational Communication3

Course Number: SPCH 452

A study of major themes of communication within the organization: scientific, humanistic, systems decision making and communication approaches.

SPCH 456Rhetorical Theory3

Course Number: SPCH 456

Historical study of theories of persuasive communication from early Greek and Roman times.

SPCH 459Communication Capstone3

Course Number: SPCH 459

The capstone in communication serves as a culminating experience for communication majors in the new Organizational and Social Interaction curriculum design. The course will be taught by each full time faculty member of the department with different topical foci, but each version of the course will include (1) developing a research presentation and (2) career development. Prereq: senior status

SPCH 499Communication Theory3

Course Number: SPCH 499

An overview of theory and major theorists in the field of communication. Prereq: 9 hours of core courses completed OR 6 hours completed and 3 taken concurrently.

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $247.00
  • Fees: $57.25
  • Total: $304.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $741.00
  • Fees: $171.75
  • Total: $912.75

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $375.00
  • Fees: $57.25
  • Total: $432.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1125.00
  • Fees: $171.75
  • Total: $1296.75

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What's it like to take a program online?

  • Quality learning experience

    The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

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