What You Will Learn
Organizational Communication – including emphases in Technical Writing and Training & Development – focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within organizations across various contexts, cultures, channels and media through the effective and ethical practice of human communication.
- Technical Writing: Focus on the process of synthesizing technical information into messages easily understood by a given audience. Technical writers produce organizational policy, training manuals, employee newsletters, brochures, grant applications and annual reports.
- Training & Development: Focus on communication knowledge and skills needed to conduct training needs assessments for diverse groups; design workshops; write training manuals; evaluate classroom, technology and equipment needs; promote training within the organization; advise individuals and groups on problems that might be resolved through training; and evaluate training outcomes in terms of individual and organizational development.
"Communication Studies worked great for me. Not only did we delve into interesting theoretical discussions, but we learned to apply that theory to real life. It was the professors who made the difference for me. They knew my name and taught in a way that challenged me personally. My experience was very rewarding."
– Linda J. Fonnesbeck, Communication Specialist
Ogden City Council
Careers in Organizational Communication
See a list of career possibilities.
How To Declare Your Major
- Complete the Communication Department Program of Study Declaration Form (pdf).
- Meet with your adviser and have them sign your declaration sheet
- Return the form to the Communication Department in Elizabeth Hall, room 330.