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Bachelor of Science in
Communication

Interpersonal and Organizational Communication is an important tool utilized in all areas of life.

Tailored specifically for busy schedules, this program is designed for working adults who want to advance their careers through courses that develop communication skills across diverse populations.

This versatile Communication degree with a concentration in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication will help you become a leader in a variety of professions. You will not only learn how to effectively communicate across diverse populations, but you will also learn how to conduct extensive research, create case studies, and master communication theories.

 

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July 1, 2021

Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission consideration.

Top Reasons to choose Communication at florida southern college

Personalized Advising

Your academic advisor works with you from the moment you are accepted to create a road map to graduation, creating a custom schedule specific to your needs.

Affordable and Accelerated

A timely completion of your degree is critical to your total tuition cost, which is why we offer accelerated courses, providing you a quality education at a fraction of the cost.

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Comprehensive

You’ll gain exposure to all areas of human relations within the workplace – organizational communication networks, conflict management, leadership, problem-solving, critical thinking, and the role of communication in interpersonal and organizational contexts.

Engaged Learning

Although most, if not all, of the communication courses can be completed online, our faculty create an environment of engaged learning, where communication concepts and theories are taught using practical application.

Employment Outlook

Job outlook for communication specialists growing from 250,000 jobs in 2016 to 280,000 in 2024

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Meet our Mocs

AndrewPaul McIntosh

The thing that I cherish most about my time at FSC is the people that I've met: professors, past and present peers, and the myriad of folks that help keep FSC running!

Alicia Tracey

My favorite thing about my majors are how hands on and interactive they are. As a double major in Communications and Spanish, I am able to use my interpersonal skills that I have learned in both majors to communicate effectively in my professional internship with the City of Lakeland.

Jessie Praley

The Communication Department’s community feel and closeness makes me feel like it’s our own family. Especially since I am an out of state student, it made me feel right and home. They have encouraged me and pointed me towards what I want to do in life.

Andrew Pawling

Getting to broadcast over 150 games for our athletic department has allowed me to gain invaluable experience in my field.

John Christovich

I get the chance to actually do work in the field! I've gotten the chance to learn how to operate and actually participate as a sports commentator on multiple of our sports.

Featured Communication Faculty

Dr. Cara Mackie
- Communication Department Chair

In the classroom, I not only teach theories of human communication, but also help students become better communicators. I start my courses by stating, 'It will take hard work to succeed, but I am working just as hard to be there for you. We build these ideas together. You will be great.' Students leave my class with a better understanding of themselves and with confidence to succeed in various forms of interpersonal relationships.

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Program Details

Available in: 

  • BS
  • Minor

Scheduling of classes is flexible. Mix and match delivery types to maximize your schedule as needed.

On-Campus

Courses are offered in an on-campus format with convenient evening schedules.

Online

Courses are offered in a flexible online format.

Hybrid

Courses are offered in a hybrid format, a combination of online and in-class meetings.

  • Provide official transcripts of all academic work taken previously at other colleges, universities, or professional schools.
  • If fewer than 25 credit hours have been earned from a regionally accredited college or university, student should provide official high school transcript or GED scores, as well as ACT or SAT exam scores, OR as an alternative, applicants should instead submit an updated resume and elect to apply through the test-optional policy.
  • Military service-connected, educational experiences may award transfer credits. Requests should be accompanied by documents describing the educational experience. (Seven semester hours of credit may be awarded.)

International Student Requirements

  • Official Translated Transcripts With Course By Course Evaluation**
  • Bank Letter Verifying Funds of Sponsor***
  • Sponsor's Guarantee Form
  • Valid Passport
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS Score****

** SpanTran (discount available), Academic Evaluation Services, Inc., Josef Silny, or World Education Services or another similar approved transcript evaluation agency.

*** A bank letter is a written statement on bank letterhead and signed by a bank official.

**** Must have completed an English language training program or at least one year at an English speaking institution to waive the TOEFL/IELTS testing requirement.

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Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog
A. General Education Requirements 40 hours
B. Major Requirements 40 hours
Course Number Course Name
COM 1100 Introduction to Communication (waived)
COM 1500 Fundamentals of Speech
COM 2100 Mass Media and Society
COM 2250 Interpersonal Communication
COM 2260 Small Group Communication OR
COM 3200 Persuasion
COM 2270 Intercultural Communication
COM 3210 Organizational Communication
COM 3900 Special Topics in Communication
COM 4550 Communication Research
COM 4500 Communication Law and Ethics OR
COM 4999 Speech and Mass Communication Theory
COM 4900 Senior Project
C. Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements 12 hours
D. Electives 32 hours
E. Total 124 hours

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.

2020-2021

Base Required Fees Cost
Tuition Per Credit Hour $330
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled $30 to $120

*Tuition will be billed prior to the beginning of each semester based on credit hours. Tuition must be paid by the first day of class.