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Degree Requirements

BA in Organizational & Strategic Communications

Minimum of 180 total quarter credits
Minimum of 45 upper-division credits in major
Minimum of 30 credits at Marylhurst
63 credits required for major

Communication Processes - 21 credits

Communications Studies: Perspectives
Small-Group Communication

Intercultural Communication
Organizational Communication
Conflict Management
Topics in Effective Public Speaking & Presentation Techniques  or Topic: Interaction & Social Media
Effective Listening: From Comprehension to Critical Evaluation  or Strategic Listening in the Workplace

Professional Practices - 12 credits

Professional Presentations: Advanced Techniques for Speakers

Choose two courses from the following:

Creating Inclusive Trust Cultures
Grant Writing
Team Building: Managing Workgroups
Managing Transitions
Great Meetings! Planning & Facilitating Difficult Group Discussion
Principles of Marketing

Public Relations Coursework - 24 credits

Foundation Courses (6 crs.)
Media Writing Basics for Public Relations
Public Relations Principles: Essentials of Strategic Communications

Techniques Courses (9 crs.)
Research & Planning for Strategic Communications
Advanced Writing for Strategic Communications
Graphics & E-Media for Strategic Communications

Professional Practices (9 crs.)
Managing Integrity: Legal Issues & Ethics in Strategic Communications

Choose two courses from the following:
Social Media Strategies for Public Relations
Integrated Marketing Communications
Advertising for Public Relations
Topics in Public Relations

Capstone - 6 credits

Communication Strategies for Business: Contemporary Case Studies & Analysis

Senior Project or Internship. Choose one or more of the following:
- Compassion in Action: Service Learning Seminar
- Projects in Communication
- Projects in Public Relations
- Internship in Communication
- Public Relations Internship
- Upper-division credit received through prior learning assessment with adviser approval

Please see current Marylhurst University Catalog for complete information.

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