2020-21 University Catalog 
    Apr 22, 2024  
2020-21 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Department

Veronica Koehn, Department Chair
Professors: K. Brown, M. Schnackenberg
Associate Professors: A. Fultz, F. Howes, K. Lundgren, V. Koehn, M. Search, C. Syrnyk
Assistant Professors: C. Akers, M. Frye, A. Lancaster, R. Schwartz
Instructor: A. McCracken

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Writing

Minors Offered

  • Human Interaction
  • Professional Writing and Technical Communication

Certificate Offered

  • Dispute Resolution

The Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies allow students flexibility in designing a program that fits their life and career goals. Students choose core courses and electives from areas such as technical, organizational, and interpersonal communication. In addition, students build a career foundation by completing a focused sequence of Electives.

Career Opportunities

The Communication Studies Program prepares students for careers in areas such as technical communication, organizational communication, new communication technologies, education, human resources, project management, public relations, sales, and mediation.

General Education Courses

To ensure that Oregon Tech’s graduates are skilled communicators, the Communication Department provides writing, speech, and communication courses to satisfy general education requirements. Students in other majors should consult the general education and degree requirements in their major departments.

Student Preparation

All students who plan to study at Oregon Tech should enroll in writing and speech classes during their high school years to better benefit from the university’s communication courses. Students applying to the Communication Studies Program should have especially strong reading and writing skills. It is important to have a well-rounded college preparation background, including courses in math, sciences, and general education.