Study. Communicate. Succeed. You’ll do that here.

Corporate communication majors develop skills that make them “most likely to succeed.” The Wall Street Journal reports that leaders in corporations and industry consistently rank communication skills among the most needed in the workplace. They identify communication deficiencies as extremely common among employees and are responsible for significant problems with efficiency, safety, and other concerns.

What You’ll Do

The curriculum includes interconnected business and communication courses that provide the groundwork for our students to find success in the corporate world.

  • Interact with well-trained faculty in small-class settings.
  • Learn and train in state-of-the-art facilities in Academic Hall and in the Harrison College of Business in Dempster Hall.
  • Develop oral, written, visual communication, listening, management, marketing, leadership and other skills.
  • Have access to our student organization Collegiate Communication Organization for service and networking opportunities.

Becoming Career Ready

  • Corporate Communication graduates work in management, marketing, social media, public relations, banking, real estate, business development, sales, human resources, and many other areas.
  • Southeast programs offer real-world experience. Corporate Communication students earn this experience through an internship or practicum experience.
  • Maximize your career development by working closely with Career Services and Southeast faculty – they are here to help you connect your passions, interests and skills to jobs and opportunities in the field.

What Can You Do with a Corporate Communication Degree?

Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time. 

Employment Opportunities of Recent Graduates

  • AT&T
  • Caterpillar
  • Cintas
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • LDiscovery
  • Maritz Motivation Solutions
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Timberland
  • Transportation Security Administration
  • U.S. Bancorp

Internship Opportunities of Recent Graduates

  • Chamber of Commerce
  • City of Cape Girardeau Parks & Rec.
  • Definitive Test Solutions, LLC
  • Disney World
  • Republic Services, Inc.
  • Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
  • Swiftprint Communications
  • United Way
  • Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center

Graduate Programs of Recent Graduates

  • Ball State University, Dept. of Comm. Studies
  • Clemson University, Dept. of Comm. Studies
  • Indiana University, Dept. of Communication
  • Lindenwood University, School of Business
  • Northwestern University, Dept. of Comm Studies
  • Saint Louis University, Dept. of Communication
  • University of Arkansas, Dept. of Communication
  • University of Central Florida, School of Communication
  • University of Illinois, Health Comm. Program
  • University Missouri St. Louis, Dept. of Communication

Outcomes & Careers

  • 100%

    Successful Outcomes Rate

    Students graduating with degrees from the Department of Communication Studies and Modern Languages report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation.

  • $63K

    Public Relations Specialist

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for public relations specialists is $62,810.

  • $116K

    Training and Development Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for training and development managers is $115,640.

  • $63K

    Human Resources Specialist

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for human resources specialists is $63,490.

Corporate Communication (BS) Degree Map

Explore the courses you'll need to complete your degree.

What You'll Study

The Corporate Communication curriculum includes 48 hours specific to this major. Students are also expected to complete a minimum of 120 required credits, including the general education requirements and at least 39 senior division hours.

Required Courses:

  • SC001 Exit Interview (0)
  • MG301 Principles of Management (3)
  • MK301 Principles of Marketing (3) 
  • SC330 Corporate & Professional Communication (3)
  • SC335 Interviewing (3)
  • SC510 Leadership and Teambuilding (3)
  • SC560 Organizational Communication (3)
  • UI301 Managerial Communication (3)

Choose 3 Hours From:

  • SC105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3)
  • SC155 Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication (3)

Choose 3 Hours From:

  • SC483 Internship (3)
  • SC496 Practicum (3)

Choose 9 Hours From:

  • SC215 Intercultural Communication (3)
  • SC301 Foundations of Health Communication (3)
  • SC310 Speech Writing (3)
  • SC314 Argumentation and Problem Solving (3)
  • SC320 Group Communication & Decision Making (3)
  • SC355 Relational Communication Strategies (3)
  • SC345 Nonverbal Communication (3)
  • SC406 Negotiation & Conflict Management (3)
  • SC463 Independent Study (3)
  • SC425 Persuasion (3)

Choose 6 Hours From:

  • MK341 Public Relations (3)
  • MK342 Professional Selling (3)
  • MK343 Advertising & Promotion (3)
  • MK344 Consumer Behavior (3)
  • MK348 Brand Marketing (3)
  • MK349 Retail Management (3)
  • MK351 Sports Marketing (3)
  • MK443 Digital & Integrated Marketing Communications Practicum (3)
  • MK447 Sales Management (3)
  • MK555 Digital Marketing Strategies (3)
  • MK560 International Marketing (3)

Choose 6 Hours From:

  • MG356 Foundations of Human Resource Management (3)
  • MG362 Management Skills (3)
  • MG457 Organizational Behavior (3)
  • MG470 Leadership in Management (3)
  • MG526 Managing & Developing Talent (3)
  • MG548 Project Management (3)
  • MG560 International Management (3)
  • MG562 Organizational Theory & Design (3)

Some requirements may be fulfilled by coursework in major program.

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 6 hours
  • Constitution Requirement – 3 hours
  • Written Communication – 6 hours
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab)
  • Mathematics – 3 hours
  • Humanities & Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)
  • Additional requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)
  • Civics examination

Freshman Year 

Fall Semester (13 Hours) 
  • UI100 (1) 
  • EN100 (3) 
  • General Education (3) 
  • General Education (3) 
  • General Education (3) 
Spring Semester (15 Hours) 
  • SC105/SC155 (3) 
  • General Education (3) 
  • General Education (3) 
  • General Education (3) 
  • General Education (3) 

Sophomore Year 

Fall Semester (15 Hours) 
  • General Education (3) 
  • General Education (3) 
  • General Education (3) 
  • General Education (3) 
  • General Education (3) 
Spring Semester (15 Hours) 
  • MG301 (3) 
  • MK301 (3) 
  • SC335 (3) 
  • UI301 (3) 
  • Minor Course (3) 

Junior Year 

Fall Semester (15 Hours) 
  • SC330 (3) 
  • Corporate Communication Elective (3) 
  • Corporate Communication Elective (3) 
  • Management Elective (3) 
  • Marketing Elective (3) 
Spring Semester (15 Hours) 
  • SC510 (3) 
  • SC560 (3) 
  • Management Elective (3) 
  • Marketing Elective (3) 
  • Minor Course (3) 

Senior Year 

Fall Semester (17 Hours) 
  • Corporate Communication Elective (3) 
  • Minor Course (3) 
  • Minor Course (3) 
  • Elective (3) 
  • Elective (3) 
  • Elective (2) 
Spring Semester (15 Hours) 
  • SC001 (0) 
  • SC483/SC496 (3) 
  • Minor Course (3) 
  • Elective (3) 
  • Elective (3) 
  • Elective (3)

NOTE: Consider taking a summer or wintersession course to avoid 18-hour semesters.

Degree requirements for all students: a minimum of 120 credit hours, completion of the General Education program, and completion of 39 senior division hours (300-599). Refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin or Degree Works for additional graduation requirements for your program. 

A minimum 2.0 GPA in the major and overall are required to graduate with a BS degree. 

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"“The main thing I’ve taken away from my experiences at Southeast is communication skills — in person, by email, by phone, and by other written forms. All of the experiences I’ve had with classmates and professors and all the written assignments and speeches I’ve done have taught me the communication skills that I will need in a career in sports.”"

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