B.Sc. Online

Organizational and Professional Communication

Pennsylvania State University

48 months
590 USD/credit 17700 USD/year
590 USD/credit 17700 USD/year
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Learn to analyze and facilitate interpersonal communication to help teams resolve conflict and build stronger relationships with this degree from Pennsylvania State University. The online Organizational and Professional Communication professional communication program’s flexibility allows you to prepare for a career in law, business communication, health administration, or human relations.


As organizations increasingly conduct business between diverse entities around the world, it becomes all the more critical for them to communicate effectively. The Bachelor of Science in Organizational and Professional Communication delivered online through Penn State World Campus, can prepare you to facilitate communication between such groups and organizations so they can perform optimally.

With the Bachelor of Science in Organizational and Professional Communication at Pennsylvania State University, you can learn to analyze, interpret, or facilitate interpersonal communication. You would be using quantitative and qualitative research methods, helping you understand how communication influences relationships within and between groups and, in particular, its effects on their leadership. With these skills, you can improve effective interaction to achieve such objectives as resolving conflict or building stronger relationships between teams. Once you have completed the program, you should be able to apply the principles of leadership in both interpersonal and group situations.


As a graduate of the BS OPC degree program, you can prepare for positions such as:

  • business manager
  • information specialist
  • researcher
  • webmaster
  • arbitrator/mediator
  • lobbyist
  • trainer/corporate trainer
  • grant writer/development officer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication Research Methods
  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Communication Theory
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Communication Ethics (WAC)
  • Experiential Learning Portfolio
  • Research Methods in Sociology
  • Independent Studies

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To apply for this program, you must be a high school graduate, or have completed your GED. 
  • High school transcripts or GED transcript
  • Official college or university transcripts, if you attended another institution, and/or official military transcripts (if applicable).
  • Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • Submit official documents by mail

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 590 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    17700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 590 USD per credit during 48 months.

or $632 per credit if you have 60 or more credits


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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