Major in Organizational Communication (B.A.)
COM210Perspectives on Human Communication3
COM213Media Communication3
COM220Group Communication4
or COM322 Advanced Group Communication
COM248Organizational Communication3
COM302Media Law3
COM350Corporate Communication3
COM363Methods of Communication Research4
COM481Internship in Communication3-4
COM494Capstone: Organizational Communication4
ENW115Reporting I3
Choose one of the following Oral Communication courses:4
Oral Interpretation 1
Argumentation and Debate
Professional and Technical Communication 3
Advanced Public Speaking
Choose one of the following Communication Analysis courses:3-4
Health Campaigns and Technology 3
Political Communication
Rhetorical Criticism
Media Criticism and Theory
Topics in Communication Analysis
Communication Core40-42
Choose one emphasis 29-11
General Education49-50
Total Credits122-132

This course meets a General Education requirement.


An Individualized Organizational Emphasis is available for students who have a clear direction of what they want to do in their organizational careers that is not met by the emphases listed. The course sequence is arranged with consent of advisor and departmental approval.


 This is a required course for Health Communication students

Employee Communication Emphasis

COM370Interpersonal Communication4
Select two of the following:6-7
Human Resource Management
Staffing, Training and Development
Intercultural Communication 1
Topics in Organizational Communication
Topics in Relational Communication
Total Credits10-11

Event Management Emphasis

COM323Event Management & Leadership3
Select two of the following:6-7
Interpersonal Communication
Principles of Project Management
Public Relations Writing and Strategies
Topics in Organizational Communication
Topics in Relational Communication
Total Credits9-10

Health Communication Emphasis

COM209Introduction to Health Communication3
Select two of the following:3
Web Design for Mass Media
Broadcast Journalism
Public Relations Writing and Strategies
Topics in Organizational Communication
Total Credits6

Strategic Communication Emphasis

COM376Public Relations Writing and Strategies3
Select two of the following:6-7
Principles of Marketing
Advertising and Promotion
Web Design for Mass Media
Broadcast Journalism
Topics in Organizational Communication
Feature Writing
Total Credits9-10

A student may also choose to use this course to meet a General Education requirement. 


The Ministry Scholars program is Bethel University's 5-year Bachelor's Degree and Master of Arts in Ministry program that reduces cost and time-to-completion by streamlining undergraduate and graduate education. Graduates receive a Bachelor's degree from Bethel University's College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and a Master of Arts in Ministry from Bethel Seminary. This program is well suited for a variety of majors who want to become equipped to lead churches, parachurch organizations, and other ministries. It is also a good fit for ministry-minded students who want to pursue bi-vocational ministry or work outside of professional ministry. Students learn from successful ministry leaders and experts in Biblical and Theological Studies, Spiritual and Personal Formation, and Transformational Leadership. This program offers supplemental training resources, cohort-based activities, and mentorship opportunities to prepare ministry-minded students for effective ministry leadership. Students also gain valuable field experience in local churches and ministry settings.

The objectives of the program are that graduates will demonstrate age-appropriate growth and ultimately ministry leadership preparedness in the following domains:

  1. Spiritual life: Students will grow spiritually, deepening their love for, commitment to, and dependence on God, and develop an instinct to trust in God and to connect intimately with God.
  2. Discernment of call: They will clarify and reaffirm their sense of calling to glorify God, to work in Christ’s church and to serve humanity sacrificially.
  3. Emotional maturity: They will become emotionally mature adults, possessing the ability to sense and manage emotions, to see others’ perspectives, to sympathize and empathize, to follow and lead as appropriate and to foster healthy relationships.
  4. Cultural competence: They will become culturally aware, gaining a perspective that all cultures possess strengths and vulnerabilities, an ability to work across cultural lines and an appreciation that diverse teams are stronger teams.
  5. Bible knowledge: They will gain a clear understanding of the Bible’s content and a deep and abiding passion for the truth of the Gospel.
  6. Spiritual wisdom: They will grow in wisdom, possessing a capacity to apply the Bible so that others are inspired by their teaching and preaching to live out biblical truth and experience human flourishing.
  7. Intellectual virtues: They will develop virtues such as critical thinking, respect for data, intellectual humility, and thirst for learning, combined with the skill to interpret and teach the Bible accurately.
  8. Leadership capacity: They will learn to follow leaders and to lead followers—enlisting people, building teams, leading change and achieving results.
  9. Godly character: They will become virtuous people—individuals who love others, speak truth, live humbly, sacrifice their own interests, live justly, express joy and show compassion.

What is Bethel looking for in a Ministry Scholar?

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA (cumulative college grade point average or unweighted high school GPA if the student has less than one year of college experience), and maintenance of 3.0 minimum GPA throughout the duration of the Ministry Scholars program while enrolled at CAS and Seminary.

  • Able to provide a pastoral or ministry leader reference that speaks to the student’s character and call to ministry.

  • Committed to prioritizing activities and retreats offered for Ministry Scholars, enabling the individual to develop a strong sense of community.

Click here for more information on the Ministry Scholars program at Bethel University