Organizational Communication

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Dr. Paul Gullifor
Department Chair
pfg@bradley.edu

The Degree
Bradley’s Department of Communication offers an undergraduate curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Organizational Communication. The Organizational Communication concentration focuses on the nature of communication in the workplace. Students working in this area develop expertise in:

  • team communication
  • influence and leadership
  • intercultural communication
  • organizational decision-making
  • socialization processes for organizational newcomers
  • the role of virtual teams and computer-mediated communication in the workplace

Students in the program receive instruction designed to enhance their ability to solve communication problems and to enhance their level of communication skill development. Bradley Organizational Communications students are a part of the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts.

Facilities
Slane College students have access to exceptional facilities, labs, studios, stages, and technology in five different buildings. Based in the state-of-the-art Caterpillar Global Communications Center, the Slane College offers students amazing technological opportunities through the use of:

  • Internet2 (ultra-high broadband network)
  • video conferencing
  • wireless personal computing

Opportunities at Bradley
Outside of the classroom, Bradley Organizational Communication students enjoy many cocurricular and pre-professional learning experiences including:

  • American Advertising Federation
  • Bradley Media Society
  • Bradley Scout
  • Bradley Speech Team
  • “Midstate Magazine”
  • Public Relations Student Society of America
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • Peoria Ad Club

Beyond Bradley
Organizational Communication graduates typically aim for professional careers and administrative positions in:

  • business
  • industry
  • education
  • public relations
  • advertising
  • marketing
  • journalism

Graduates with the Organizational Communication concentration often secure public and private sector employment in such areas as:

  • personnel
  • organizational development
  • staff development and training
  • public affairs
  • fund-raising
  • information management