College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Bachelor's Degree Programs

Communication Management (B.A.)
At-a-Glance

Minimum hours required for major: 40

Special tracks: Two areas of concentration are available within the Communication Management major: health & mediation  and organizational communication & leadership sequences.

Career information:A major in Communication Management can prepare students for a variety of careers involving organizational consulting, health care advocacy, dispute resolution, and management of communication divisions of major companies. Organizations need people who are sensitive to communication problems and can use their expertise to mediate disputes. Health-care organizations seek employees with sensitivity to doctor-patient communication and appreciation for the cultural context in which health communication takes place. Corporations seek specialists in team-building and leadership, aspects of the communication management major. Expertise in communication management should also be helpful to those who want to apply their expertise to solving social problems and improving quality of life in Northeast Ohio.

Evening Program: No

Advising: Contact the School of Communication office 216-687-4630 for information.

Financial Aid: Scholarship assistance awarded to students in the School of Communication. Scholarships are awarded annually. Call the main office at 216-687-4630 for information.

  • W.O. and Naomi E. Walker Scholarship
  • Max Axelrod Scholarship. (Students with journalism emphasis)
  • Donald Marcus Scholarship. (Students with advertising emphasis)
  • Jana Stone Scholarship. (Public relations emphasis)
  • Raymond Dorsey Scholarship. (Physically disabled student with a preference for a journalism sequence)

Student organizations: Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society and Communication Problem Solvers

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Management: The Communication Management major offers students a unique combination of academic excellence and career-related training. Our faculty are among the finest in the nation, recently ranked eighth in the country in communication research productivity. This program acquaints students with major theories of human communication, research applications to specific contexts, and insights as to how communication can be used successfully in everyday life. The course work also develops skill sets critical to students' career aspirations

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Major-Field Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 40 credits and maintain a 2.25 GPA in Communication to graduate with a major in Communication Management. All School of Communication Majors are required to successfully complete COM 101 (Principles of Communication) and COM 303 (Communication Inquiry) with a minimum grade of C. Each sequence consists of two core courses, seven required sequence courses and one elective course. Transfer students must complete at least 20 credit hours and the capstone course from Communication courses at Cleveland State University.

Communication Management Major Required Courses ( 8 credit hours):

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Health and Mediation Sequence

Students concentrating in this area are required to take 32 credits of the following courses in the health communication sequence.

Required Health and Mediation Sequence Skill Courses (8 credit hours); choose two of the following:
Required Health and Mediation Sequence Dynamics Courses (8 credit hours); choose two of the following:
Required Health and Mediation Sequence Theory Courses (8 credit hours):
Health and Mediation Sequence Capstone (4 credit hours): choose one of the following:
Health and Mediation Sequence Electives (4 credit hours):

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Organizational Communication and Leadership Sequence

Students concentrating in this area are required to take 32 credits of the following courses in the organizational communication sequence.

Required Organizational Communication and Leadership Sequence Skill Courses (8 credit hours); choose two of the following:
Required Organizational Communication and Leadership Sequence Dynamics Courses (8 credit hours); choose two of the following:
Required Organizational Communication and Leadership Sequence Theory Courses (8 credit hours):
Organizational Communication and Leadership Sequence Capstone (4 credit hours): choose one of the following:
Organizational Communication and Leadership Sequence Electives (4 credit hours):

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