Communication Studies

Organization and Leadership Emphasis
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The Communication degree completion program (comm-dcp) is designed to help full-time employees and stay-at-home parents finish their bachelor’s degree after completing their general education requirements or an associate’s degree. Through this program, students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies with an Emphasis in Organization & Leadership. Students meet in person one night per week, and complete one course per month, with a focus on skills that apply to workplace leadership and creativity. This schedule allows students who have finished their general education to complete a bachelor’s degree in a series of five semesters. Cohort size is limited. This is not an ONLINE program

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Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies with an Emphasis in Organization & Leadership

CORE Requirements: 36 Credits

  • COMM 1010 Elements of Effective Communication
  • COMM 1270 Critical Thinking & Communicating
  • COMM 2060 Communication Theory
  • COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 2700 Voice & Civility in Public Discourse
  • COMM 3020 Communication Research
  • COMM 3190 Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 3510 Ethics in Communication
  • COMM 3850 Organizational Communication & System Dynamics
  • COMM 4500 Communication & Conflict
  • COMM 4900R Communication Internship
  • COMM 4980 Senior Seminar (Capstone)

EMPHASIS Requirements: 24 Credits

  • COMM 3250 Professional Communication: Writing, Design, & Presentations
  • COMM 3330 Negotiation & Bargaining
  • COMM 3460 Critical & Rhetorical Analysis
  • COMM 4010 Persuasion
  • COMM 4050 Leadership & High Performance Teams
  • COMM 4490 Communication & Contemporary Public Issues
  • MDIA 3450 Social Media Campaigns
  • MDIA 4580 Advanced Public Relations


Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies with an Organization and Leadership Emphasis (Comm Degree Completion Program or comm-dcp)

Program costs are charged at the following rates, which covers program fees, and required textbooks for the courses. Students pay on a semester basis, and are billed for all classes taken within that semester, which is subject to UT academic calendar and financial aid deadlines.

  • Fall 2023-Summer 2024 *$816 per 3 credit class ($272.00 per credit).

*Fees are subject to institutionally approved changes.

Students must meet all prerequisites and/or be approved by the Communication Studies Department (Chair or designee) to matriculate into this major or to register for any classes. It is a “reserved seats” cohort.

Requirements previously fulfilled are recognized as completed for cohort members, and do not need to be repeated.

NOTE: These classes do not count toward typical daytime UT billing totals, but are listed separately on student accounts. It is strongly advised that all interested students check with the Financial Aid and Scholarship Offices for eligibility of any funding source for this major. Federal financial aid is applicable. Not all UT funding sources are available for this program. Fees are the same for residents and non-residents alike.

Schedule Advisor Appointment or call 435-879-4278

Schedule Advisor Appointment


Set up an appointment with our advisor Bryan Jacobs.

Schedule Appointment

Bryan Jacobs

Advisor for Communication & Media Studies


Phone: 435-879-4278

Office: JEN 129