Organizational Communication, BAOC Flex-Track Degree for Adults

Offered in: Chicago | Roosevelt Online

The Flex-Track Program for Adults lets students earn their undergraduate degrees at an accelerated pace while balancing work and family commitments. Courses in the Flex-Track program are conveniently offered on-campus, online, and in “hybrid” mode (combining face-to-face meetings and online interactions). Courses are eight weeks in length, allowing adult students to reduce the time it takes to earn the bachelor’s degree.

The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication is a Flex-Track degree that examines the complex communication behavior that occurs in both large and small organizations, with an emphasis on virtual communication. Coursework centers on analyzing organizations and making recommendations for improvements using different types and levels of communication. Students will learn how to proactively create sound decision processes and to develop a supporting coalition for those decisions. They will also create metrics to demonstrate decision-making effectiveness, particularly around communication. The interdisciplinary approach in this degree prepares students to understand and contribute to the infrastructure that drives organizational success.

Standards

These quantitative requirements also apply to degrees in the College of Professional Studies:

  • Students may apply no more than 60 credit hours of 100-level courses toward the degree.
  • Students must apply no fewer than 60 credit hours of 200- and 300-level courses toward the degree.
  • Students must have at least 18 credit hours (of the 60 credit hours above) at the 300 level.
  • Students may transfer in no more than 66 credit hours from community colleges.
  • Students must take their final 30 hours at Roosevelt University.
  • Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher to graduate.

Requirements

Grade of C or higher required in all OLED courses.

Core
OLED 310MEDIA OUTLETS: THEORY & PRACTICE3
OLED 320INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS3
OLED 325ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS II3
OLED 340PERSUASION & PRESENTATION SKILLS3
OLED 342MEDIA WRITING: TELLING THE BIG STORY3
OLED 352COMMUNICATION MEASUREMENT: MYTHOLOGY AND THE MEDIA3
OLED 359EVALUATION AND USES OF NEW COMMUNICATION MEDIA3
OLED 385SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES3
Select two of the following:6
FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
GROUP DYNAMICS & FACILITATION
EVIDENCE-BASED DECISION MAKING
SOCIAL JUSTICE & DIVERSITY
ORGANIZATION BEHAVIOR
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT
CONFLICT & NEGOTIATION
POWER & INFLUENCE
STRATEGY, VISION, & PLANNING
SPECIAL TOPICS
Functional Area or Minor
Related courses in a discipline or interdisciplinary area selected in consultation with an advisor18
General Education, University Writing Requirement, and Electives
Courses to total 12072
Total Credit Hours120

General Education Requirements

Introductory
General Education Courses:
PLS 201CRITICAL REASONING AND SKILLS3
PLS 202INFORMATION LITERACY AND RESEARCH WRITING3
PLS 220TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY3
Mathematics:
MATH 110QUANTITATIVE LITERACY (or higher)3
Other Requirements
General education (University Writing Requirement):
ENG 101COMPOSITION I: CRITICAL READING & WRITING3
ENG 102COMPOSITION II: INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC RESEARCH3
General Electives:
Select additional courses from any area to complete the 120-hour degree requirement
Upper Level General Education Seminars:
PLS 350SOCIAL SCIENCES SEMINAR I: CRITICAL SKILLS3
PLS 351SOCIAL SCIENCES SEMINAR II: SPECIAL TOPICS3
PLS 360NATURAL SCIENCES SEMINAR I3
PLS 361NATURAL SCIENCES SEMINAR II3
PLS 370HUMANITIES SEMINAR I: CRITICAL SKILLS3
PLS 371HUMANITIES SEMINAR II: SPECIAL TOPICS3
PLS 397ADVANCED RESEARCH DESIGN AND EVALUATION3
PLS 398SENIOR THESIS3
Total Credit Hours42

The Transitions Program is designed for Organizational Leadership or Organizational Communication majors who are planning to immediately continue on to graduate school at Roosevelt University in the Master of Arts in Training and Development or Master of Public Administration programs. The Transitions Program allows students to apply three cross-listed graduate-level courses towards both their undergraduate degree and their graduate degree. Students must apply to the Transitions program after their third OLED course and maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Students applying to the M.A. in Training and Development program must write a personal goal statement; students applying to the Master’s in Public Administration program must write an essay per the direction of the program director. Students must be accepted into the Transitions program and obtain permission from the program director of Training and Development or Public Administration prior to enrolling in the cross-listed courses. At the conclusion of the Organizational Leadership bachelor’s degree, students are required to formally apply to the Training and Development program or the Public Administration program.

  • TRDV 423 TEAM BUILDING AND LEADERSHIP will cross-list with OLED 350 GROUP DYNAMICS & FACILITATION
  • TRDV 428 WORKPLACE DIVERSITY will cross-list with OLED 365 SOCIAL JUSTICE & DIVERSITY
  • TRDV 435 ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT will cross-list with OLED 372 ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT
  • PADM 400 PUBLIC SERVICE IN THE UNITED STATES will cross-list with OLED 330 FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
  • PADM 401 MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR PUBLIC SECTOR will cross-list with OLED 382 SPECIAL TOPICS
  • PADM 419 STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION will cross-list with OLED 380 STRATEGY, VISION, & PLANNING
  • OLED 372 ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT/CMRC 340 ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT– Organization Development or Transitions: TRDV 435 ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT