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About the Organizational and Relational Communication Degree Program

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In the Organizational and Relational Communication program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, you will develop skills necessary to communicate effectively in personal, professional and community relationships. Passionate professors impart basic instructions, such as, how to nurture two-way conversations, cope with conflict, produce and share information, and make clear and persuasive presentations of ideas and/or concerns. After completing the program requirements, you will understand issues facing organizations and gain critical thinking skills necessary to create effective messages from a variety of perspectives for different audiences.

$48,253 average salary

for a graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in communication
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers

Career opportunities with this degree

  • Human resources specialist
  • Corporate trainer
  • Sales representative
  • Recruiter
  • Event planner
  • Campaign director
  • Personnel manager
  • Career/life coach


  • Platte River Radio
  • Human Resources, Kearney Regional Medical Center
  • University of Kansas
  • Lincoln Children’s Museum
  • GIX Logistics
Adam Stauffer

“I decided to switch to organizational communication during my sophomore year and have enjoyed it since.” Stauffer says flexibility is one of the best parts with a communication degree. “I have decided to pursue the organizational track rather than the relational track. On top of that, every student must pick an emphasis, which is any field desired outside of communication. Mine is in English.”

Adam Stauffer

University of Nebraska at Kearney, (Sociology Department), Kearney, NE