UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Professional and Organizational Communication Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science Degree. Communication Studies - Human Communication Emphasis, Professional and Organizational Option. 

Visit the Communication Studies department page to learn more about the program.


Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Freshman Year

COMS 116 Business and Professional Communication - 3
General Education courses - 12
Total semester credits - 15

COMS 106 Interpersonal Communication - 3
General Education courses - 12
Total semester credits - 15

Sophomore Year

COMS 216 Communication in the Interview - 3
COMS 284 Sophomore Seminar - 3
Minor course requirement - 3
General Education courses - 6
Total semester credits - 15

 

COMS 207 Listening - 3
COMS 208 Problem Solving in Small Group
Communication - 3
Minor course requirement - 3
General Education course - 3
Liberal Arts course - 3
Total semester credits - 15

Junior
Year

COMS 311 Persuasion - 3
COMS 316 Organizational Communication - 3
Minor course requirement - 6
Liberal Arts course - 3
Total semester credits - 15

COMS 311 Persuasion - 3
COMS 313 Intercultural Communication - 3
Minor course requirement - 3
Liberal Arts course - 3
General Education course - 4
Total semester credits - 16

Senior
Year

COMS 306 Nonverbal Communication - 3
COMS 379 Internship - 3
Minor course requirement - 6
Liberal Arts course - 3
Total semester credits - 15

 

COMS 416 Communication Training and Development
in Organizations - 3
COMS 484 Senior Portfolio - 1
Minor course requirement - 3
General education course - 2
Electives courses - 6
Total semester credits - 15

Summary of Degree Requirements

General Education - 42 cr.
Major Requirements - 37 cr.
Minor Program - 24 cr.
Liberal Arts - 12 cr.
Electives - 9 cr.
Credits to Degree - 124 cr.

This academic plan is an example of how students might choose to fulfill program requirements within a period of four years. After consulting with their advisers students may make other course choices which would meet the program requirements and be more suitable for them.