Organizational Communication and Leadership

MajorMinor3YRBachelor of Arts
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Lead. Communicate. Excel.

In the realm of leadership, effective communication is the cornerstone of success. The Organizational Communication and Leadership major at Butler goes beyond conventional education, empowering you to forge your unique path to professional greatness in a dynamic, technologically centered, and global society. This innovative major seamlessly blends cutting-edge courses with invaluable opportunities for real-world experiences at the local, national, and international levels. As a student, you won’t just learn about leadership and communication; you’ll actively engage in a transformative educational experience that prepares you to navigate the complexities of the modern professional landscape with confidence and skill.

Program Information


Sample courses in this program could include:

  • ORG270 – Organizational Communication
  • ORG358 – Communication & Social Responsibility (ICR)
  • ORG315 – Business and Professional Communication
  • ORG362 – Leadership & Communication 
  • CCM352 – Rhetorical Criticism

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Three-Year Program

The Organizational Communication and Leadership major can be completed in a total of three years. More information can be found here.

What You Can Expect

 Organizational Communication and Leadership students graduate prepared to lead corporate or nonprofit organizations or continue on to post-graduate students—truly unlimited possibilities. Learn more about what you can expect as a student.

Hands-on experience—through one or more internships—provides students with real-world experience that translate to a variety of professional networking opportunities.

Listening to what others have to say is just part of the learning process. You’ll have opportunities to travel abroad, gaining an international perspective through leadership-based study.

You’ll develop the skills to effectively build and maintain relationships and communicate with organizational stakeholders ethically, leveraging innovation wisely and leading with excellence.

Great leaders know that it all starts with a great communication foundation. You can utilize our Speaker’s Lab, which assists students with the creation and delivery of both individual and group speeches or presentations.

Meet Your Faculty

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Nick White
Lecturer, Professional in Practice
College of Communication
Nick White is a Lecturer, Professional of Practice in Sports Media and Journalism for the College of Communication. His courses both past and present include:  SPM 101 – Introduction to Sports Media | SPM 120 – Intro to Sports Production | SPM…
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Xiaowen Xu
Assistant Professor – Strategic Communication
College of Communication
Education:Ph.D.,University of ConnecticutM.A., Michigan State UniversityM.A., Columbia University in New YorkB.A. Tsinghua University Xiaowen Xu will teach Principles of Strategic Communication and Global Strategic Communication this fall. She has a Ph.D.

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Whatever path you’re interested in pursuing, there’s a place for you at Butler.


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