- Course Delivery
- Fully Online
- Total Credits
- In-State Tuition Per Credit
- Out of State Tuition Per Credit
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The online Bachelor of Science in Organizational and Relational Communication program equips students with an understanding of communication theories and skills to become professional ethical communicators in a rapidly changing and diverse global environment.
Students graduating from this program:
- Demonstrate and apply professional written communication skills.
- Demonstrate and apply relevant professional oral and visual communication skills.
- Apply communication-related concepts to contemporary issues and everyday life.
- Demonstrate informational literacy including how to gather, evaluate and interpret information.
Graduates of the online Organizational and Relational Communication, BS 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 are looking to increase their skills in effective communications
- Anyone interested in expanding their knowledge and skills to grow professionally
- People who have an associate degree and are interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree
- Employees who seek career advancement
A wide array of career options are available to students who study in this field, including:
- Public relations director
- Corporate recruiter
- Corporate communications manager
- Community relations directors
- Customer sales representatives and supervisors
- Human resource managers
- Public administrators
Serving as the current chair of the Department of Communication, Ben Myers also is an associate professor of speech. He teaches topics related to leadership communication, communication inquiry, advanced organizational communication, consulting and training as well as small group communication. He's passionate about equipping students with the communication knowledge they need in order to be better relational partners, employees and community members by teaching them how to communicate ethically, efficiently and effectively.
To be accepted to this program, you must have:
High school diploma
To apply to this program:
- Complete and submit the online application for admissions
- Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee
Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.
|Communication Concepts in Society||3|
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.
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.
|Introduction to Organizational Communication||3|
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.
|Persuasion and Propaganda||3|
Course Number: SPCH 360
The study and practice of persuasion.
Course Number: SPCH 451
A study of the characteristics, styles, roles, and strategies of leaders with emphasis on parliamentary process.
|Advanced Organizational Communication||3|
Course Number: SPCH 452
A study of major themes of communication within the organization: scientific, humanistic, systems decision making and communication approaches.
Course Number: SPCH 456
Historical study of theories of persuasive communication from early Greek and Roman times.
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
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: $261.00
- Fees: $57.25
- Total: $318.25
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $783.00
- Fees: $171.75
- Total: $954.75
Cost for Out of State Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $396.00
- Fees: $57.25
- Total: $453.25
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $1188.00
- Fees: $171.75
- Total: $1359.75
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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.
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.