Jul 11, 2020
College of Business, Influence, and Information Analysis
More information and a general overview of Communication
Major Field of Concentration:
The major in Business Communication is an interdisciplinary degree requiring coursework in Communication, Business, and Journalism. For a complete list of courses that meet the Rockhurst Core Curriculum requirements please see The Core Curriculum .
To view a sample four year degree plan, see Business Communication, B.A.
Lower Division Requirements:
The B.A. in Business Communication also requires two semesters of college-level study of one language other than English. This requirement may be fulfilled by completing two semesters of college-level literature in one language other than English. In either case, these two courses must be taken for college credit.
Upper Division Requirements:
The B.A. in Business Communication requires upper-division coursework in Communication, Writing, and Business.
Required Communication Courses:
Additional Upper-division Business Communication Components:
1. Communication Component
Students should select two courses from:
2. Writing Component
Required coursework in writing includes two courses from the following:
3. Business Component
Required coursework in business includes a total of three courses or nine hours. It is recommended, though not required, that the three courses come from one of three areas within the business component: Public Relations, Advertising, and Communication; International Communication; and Managerial Communication.
Public Relations, Advertising, and Communication
A grade of C or better is required in each upper-division course in the major. (A grade of C- will not fulfill the requirement.)
It is important to note that most of the upper-division courses have prerequisites which will require additional coursework.
All Business Communication, Communication, and Strategic Communication majors are required to compete in either the Dowling Oratory Contest or the Bourke Extemporaneous Speaking Contest to complete major requirements.