Organizational Communication

Exceptional Education. Exceptional Value.


College of Arts and Sciences


Location: Lincoln

Degree Type: Undergraduate

The Organizational Communication major focuses on the impact of effective communication in business and not-for-profit organizations. This major integrates course work in the fields of communication, business, psychology, sociology, and writing. Students develop skills that are valued and prioritized by employers in today’s workplace.

Examples of learning include how to interact with and motivate people, sell ideas and products, promote organizations and events, build productive teams, and train and develop people. Students experience a positive impact on their skills to work effectively with people across cultures, generations, and world views. There is a strong focus on written and oral communication skills as well as the ethics of human interaction.

Faculty & Staff

Amanda Irions - Assistant Professor and Assistant Data Analyst

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Nathaniel Wilson - Assistant Professor of Practice

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Public Relations Specialist

2018 Median Pay: $60,000 per year
Job Outlook: +9% from 2016-2026
Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They craft media releases and develop social media programs to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness of its work and goals.

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2018 Median Pay: $56,950 per year
Job Outlook: +15% from 2016-2026
Fundraisers organize events and campaigns to raise money and other kinds of donations for an organization. They also may design promotional materials and increase awareness of an organization’s work, goals, and financial needs.

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Training and Development Managers

2018 Median Pay: $111,340 per year
Job Outlook: +10% from 2016-2026
Training and development managers oversee staff and plan, direct, and coordinate programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of an organization’s employees.

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The Doane Difference


Building Lifelong Leaders

Doane University is committed to lifelong learning and leadership development. The Doane learning environment is unique because most of our faculty also work in their area of expertise. In addition, Doane understands our students have employment and life experiences that will enrich the classroom experience and we are dedicated to incorporating those experiences to enhance learning.


Easy to Transfer

Doane University has full transfer agreements with all community colleges and major proprietary schools in Nebraska. We welcome credits from regionally accredited institutions in all other states and verified international institutions, as well. We are committed to honoring previous learning by continuing to practice as a transfer-friendly institution.

Money Plant

Flexible and Affordable

We offer flexible payment options to help our students finance their education! These options include Financial Aid, Tuition Reimbursement, Monthly Payment Plans, Veterans Benefits, and Scholarships. We understand navigating these options can be overwhelming so we have support staff to guide our students through the option best suited for them!

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