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Thematic Concentrations

Management and Organizational Communication

The following information provides an example of how a student may complete a thematic concentration in Management and Organizational Communication. The concentration shall be prepared in collaboration with a faculty advisor and approved by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Organizational Communication Courses
Complete the following courses, or approved substitutes, selected in consultation with an academic advisor.

COMX 200 Exploring Communication Studies 3
COMX 320 Principles of Organizational Communication 3
COMX 414 Communication in Personal Relationships 3
COMX 420 Issues in Organizational Communication 3
COMX 426 Leadership and Communication 3
COMX 400 Communication Theory 3

Management Courses
Complete the following courses, or approved substitutes, selected in consultation with an academic advisor.

BMGT 335 Management & Organization 3
BMGT 322 Operations Management 3
BMKT 325 Principles of Marketing 3
BMKT 337 Consumer Behavior 3
PSYX 461 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3
Total Required Management & Organizational Communication Thematic Concentration Credits 30

Please note: This is a sample concentration. All other degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies (BSLS) program will apply. Please see an Academic Advisor for more information.

Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies

  • Minimum or 120 credits earned with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better
  • Meet Montana State University Billings general education requirements (completed AA/AS degrees will be accepted as meeting the general education requirements)
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credits through Montana State University Billings (this can be one of the 30 credit thematic concentrations)
  • Complete a minimum of 36 upper division credits (this can include one of the 30 credit thematic concentrations)
  • Complete a thematic concentration of 30 credits including at least 15 credits from one discipline in the College of Arts and Sciences. This concentration shall be prepared in collaboration with a faculty advisor and approved by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

For academic advising and course selection assistance, please contact the MSU Billings Online Advisor.

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Management and Public Relations

The following information provides an example of how a student may complete a thematic concentration in Management and Public Relations. The concentration shall be prepared in collaboration with a faculty advisor and approved by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Public Relations Courses
Complete 15 credits from the following courses, or approved substitutes, selected in consultation with an academic advisor.

COMX 200 Exploring Communication Studies 3
JRNL 270 Reporting 3
COMX 330 Principles of Mass Communication 3
COMX 351 Principles of Public Relations 3
FILM 311 Essentials of Video Production 3
COMX 341 History & Theory of Persuasion 3
COMX 420 Advertising, Media, and Culture 3
FILM 411 Advanced Video Production 3

Management Courses
Complete the following courses, or approved substitutes, selected in consultation with an academic advisor.

BMGT 335 Management & Organization 3
BMGT 322 Operations Management 3
BMKT 325 Principles of Marketing 3
BMKT 337 Consumer Behavior 3
PSYX 461 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3
Total Required Management & Public Relations Thematic Concentration Credits 30

Please note: This is a sample concentration. All other degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies (BSLS)program will apply. Please see an Academic Advisor for more information.

Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies

  • Minimum or 120 credits earned with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better
  • Meet Montana State University Billings general education requirements (completed AA/AS degrees will be accepted as meeting the general education requirements)
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credits through Montana State University Billings (this can be one of the 30 credit thematic concentrations)
  • Complete a minimum of 36 upper division credits (this can include one of the 30 credit thematic concentrations)
  • Complete a thematic concentration of 30 credits including at least 15 credits from one discipline in the College of Arts and Sciences. This concentration shall be prepared in collaboration with a faculty advisor and approved by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

For academic advising and course selection assistance, please contact the MSU Billings Online Advisor.

Back to Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies Main


Management and Mass Communication

The following information provides an example of how a student may complete a thematic concentration in Management and Mass Communication. The concentration shall be prepared in collaboration with a faculty advisor and approved by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Mass Communications Courses
Complete 15 credits from the following courses, or approved substitutes, selected in consultation with an academic advisor.

COMX 200 Exploring Communication Studies 3
JRNL 270 Reporting 3
COMX 320 Principles of Mass Communication 3
FILM 311 Essentials of Video Production 3
COMX 341 History & Theory of Persuasion 3
COMX 435 Media Criticism 3
FILM 411 Advanced Video Production 3
COMX 438 Multicultural Mass Communication 3

Management Courses
Complete the following courses, or approved substitutes, selected in consultation with an academic advisor.

BMGT 335 Management & Organization 3
BMGT 322 Operations Management 3
BMKT 325 Principles of Marketing 3
BMKT 337 Consumer Behavior 3
PSYX 461 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3
Total Required Management & Mass Communication Thematic Concentration Credits 30

Please note: This is a sample concentration. All other degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies (BSLS) program will apply. Please see an Academic Advisor for more information.

Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies

  • Minimum or 120 credits earned with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better
  • Meet Montana State University Billings general education requirements (completed AA/AS degrees will be accepted as meeting the general education requirements)
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credits through Montana State University Billings (this can be one of the 30 credit thematic concentrations)
  • Complete a minimum of 36 upper division credits (this can include one of the 30 credit thematic concentrations)
  • Complete a thematic concentration of 30 credits including at least 15 credits from one discipline in the College of Arts and Sciences. This concentration shall be prepared in collaboration with a faculty advisor and approved by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

For academic advising and course selection assistance, please contact the MSU Billings Online Advisor.

Back to Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies Main


Mass Communication and Public Relations

The following information provides an example of how a student may complete a thematic concentration in Mass Communication and Public Relations. The concentration shall be prepared in collaboration with a faculty advisor and approved by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Mass Communications and Public Relations Courses
Complete the following courses, or approved substitutes, selected in consultation with an academic advisor.

COMX 200 Exploring Communication Studies 3
JRNL 270 Reporting 3
COMX 320 Principles of Mass Communication 3
FILM 311 Essentials of Video Production 3
COMX 341 History & Theory of Persuasion 3
COMX 331 Theories of Media and Society 3
COMX 430 Advertising, Media, and Culture 3
COMX 435 Media Criticism 3
FILM 411 Advanced Video Production 3

Additional Coursework for Mass Communications and Public Relations Concentration
Complete the following courses, or approved substitutes, selected in consultation with an academic advisor.

BMKT 325 Principles of Marketing 3
BMKT 337 Consumer Behavior 3
PSYX 461 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3
Total Required Mass Communication and Public Relations Thematic Concentration Credits 30

Please note: This is a sample concentration. All other degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies (BSLS) program will apply. Please see an Academic Advisor for more information.

Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies

  • Minimum or 120 credits earned with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better
  • Meet Montana State University Billings general education requirements (completed AA/AS degrees will be accepted as meeting the general education requirements)
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credits through Montana State University Billings (this can be one of the 30 credit thematic concentrations)
  • Complete a minimum of 36 upper division credits (this can include one of the 30 credit thematic concentrations)
  • Complete a thematic concentration of 30 credits including at least 15 credits from one discipline in the College of Arts and Sciences. This concentration shall be prepared in collaboration with a faculty advisor and approved by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

For academic advising and course selection assistance, please contact the MSU Billings Online Advisor.

Back to Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies Main


Organizational Communication and Public Relations

The following information provides an example of how a student may complete a thematic concentration in Organizational Communication and Public Relations. The concentration shall be prepared in collaboration with a faculty advisor and approved by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Students should select at least 30 credits from the list of courses below, including at least 15 credits with a COMT prefix in consultation with an academic advisor.

Organizational Communication and Public Relations Courses
Complete the following courses, or approved substitutes, selected in consultation with an academic advisor.

COMX 320 Principles of Organizational Communication 3
COMX 330 Principles of Mass Communication 3
FILM 311 Essentials of Video Production 3
COMX 341 History & Theory of Persuasion 3
COMX 414 Communication in Personal Relationships 3
COMX 420 Issues in Organizational Communication 3
COMX 430 Advertising, Media, and Culture 3
COMX 435 Media Criticism 3
FILM 411 Advanced Video Production 3
COMX 400 Communication Theory 3

Additional Coursework for Mass Communications and Public Relations Concentration
Complete the following courses, or approved substitutes, selected in consultation with an academic advisor.

BMGT 335 Management & Organization 3
BMGT 322 Operations Management 3
BMKT 325 Principles of Marketing 3
BMKT 337 Consumer Behavior 3
PSYX 461 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3
Total Required Organizational Communications & Public Relations Thematic Concentration Credits 30

Please note: This is a sample concentration. All other degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies (BSLS) program will apply. Please see an Academic Advisor for more information.

Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies

  • Minimum or 120 credits earned with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better
  • Meet Montana State University Billings general education requirements (completed AA/AS degrees will be accepted as meeting the general education requirements)
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credits through Montana State University Billings (this can be one of the 30 credit thematic concentrations)
  • Complete a minimum of 36 upper division credits (this can include one of the 30 credit thematic concentrations)
  • Complete a thematic concentration of 30 credits including at least 15 credits from one discipline in the College of Arts and Sciences. This concentration shall be prepared in collaboration with a faculty advisor and approved by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

For academic advising and course selection assistance, please contact the MSU Billings Online Advisor.

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Organizational Communication and Human Resource Management

The following information provides an example of how a student may complete a thematic concentration in Organizational Communication and Human Resource Management. The concentration shall be prepared in collaboration with a faculty advisor and approved by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Students should select at least 30 credits from the list of courses below, including at least 15 credits with a COMT prefix. Students completing this concentration should also make sure that their 120 credit degree includes at least36 upper division credits.

Organizational Communication Courses
Complete 18 credits from the follwing courses, or approved substitutes, selected in consultation with an academic advisor.

COMX 200 Exploring Communication Studies 3
JRNL 270 Reporting 3
COMX 320 Principles of Organizational Communication 3
COMX 330 Principles of Mass Communication 3
FILM 311 Essentials of Video Production 3
COMX 341 History & Theory of Persuasion 3
COMX 414 Communication in Personal Relationships 3
COMX 420 Issues in Organizational Communication 3
COMX 430 Advertising, Media, and Culture 3
COMX 435 Media Criticism 3
FILM 411 Advanced Video Production 3
COMX 400 Communication Theory 3

Human Resource Management
Complete the following courses, or approved substitutes, selected in consultation with an academic advisor.

BMGT 180 Employment Law and Practices 3
BMGT 250 Employment & Compensation Strategies 3
BMGT 281 Risk Management, Safety, & Security 3
BMGT 282 Organizational Training & Development 3
BMGT 298 Internship v
Total Required Organizational Communication and Human Resource Management Thematic Concentration Credits 30

Please note: This is a sample concentration. All other degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies (BSLS) program will apply. Please see an Academic Advisor for more information.

Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies

  • Minimum or 120 credits earned with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better
  • Meet Montana State University Billings general education requirements (completed AA/AS degrees will be accepted as meeting the general education requirements)
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credits through Montana State University Billings (this can be one of the 30 credit thematic concentrations)
  • Complete a minimum of 36 upper division credits (this can include one of the 30 credit thematic concentrations)
  • Complete a thematic concentration of 30 credits including at least 15 credits from one discipline in the College of Arts and Sciences. This concentration shall be prepared in collaboration with a faculty advisor and approved by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

For academic advising and course selection assistance, please contact the MSU Billings Online Advisor.

Back to Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies Main


Organizational Communication and Accounting Technology

The following information provides an example of how a student may complete a thematic concentration in Organizational Communication and Accounting Technology. The concentration shall be prepared in collaboration with a faculty advisor and approved by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Students should select at least 30 credits from the list of courses below, including at least 15 credits with a COMT prefix. Students completing this concentration should also make sure that their 120 credit degree includes at least36 upper division credits.

Organizational Communication Courses
Complete 15 credits from the following courses, or approved substitutes, selected in consultation with an academic advisor.

COMX 200 Exploring Communication Studies 3
COMX 320 Principles of Organizational Communication 3
COMX 414 Communication in Personal Relationships 3
COMX 420 Issues in Organizational Communication 3
COMX 426 Leadership & Communication 3
COMX 400 Communication Theory 3
COMX 494 Seminar 3

Accounting Technology Courses
Complete 15 credits from the following courses, or approved substitutes, selected in consultation with an academic advisor.

ACTG 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ACTG 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
ACTG 101 Accounting Procedures I 3
ACTG 102 Accounting Procedures II 3
ECNS 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECNS 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
BFIN 322 Business Finance 3
BMGT 335 Management & Organization 3
BMGT 322 Operations Management 3
PSYX 461 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3
Total Required Accounting Technology and Organizational Communication Thematic Concentration Credits 30

Please note: This is a sample concentration. All other degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies (BSLS) program will apply. Please see an Academic Advisor for more information.

Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies

  • Minimum or 120 credits earned with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better
  • Meet Montana State University Billings general education requirements (completed AA/AS degrees will be accepted as meeting the general education requirements)
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credits through Montana State University Billings (this can be one of the 30 credit thematic concentrations)
  • Complete a minimum of 36 upper division credits (this can include one of the 30 credit thematic concentrations)
  • Complete a thematic concentration of 30 credits including at least 15 credits from one discipline in the College of Arts and Sciences. This concentration shall be prepared in collaboration with a faculty advisor and approved by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

For academic advising and course selection assistance, please contact the MSU Billings Online Advisor.

Back to Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies Main


Health Administration and Organizational Communication

The following information provides an example of how a student may complete a thematic concentration in Health Administration and Organizational Communication. The concentration shall be prepared in collaboration with a faculty advisor and approved by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Organizational Communication Courses
Complete the following courses, or approved substitutes, selected in consultation with an academic advisor.

COMX 200 Exploring Communication Studies 3
COMX 320 Principles of Organizational Communication 3
COMX 414 Communication in Personal Relationships 3
COMX 420 Issues in Organizational Communication 3
COMX 400 Communication Theory 3
COMX 426 Leadership and Communication 3

Health Administration Courses
Select at least five of the following courses in consultation with an academic advisor.

HADM 210 Intro to US Healthcare System 3
HADM 307 Health Informatics 3
HADM 310 Healthcare Economics 3
HADM 335 Health Law and Ethics 3
HADM 355 Rural/Frontier Health Care Delivery 3
HADM 360 Long-Term Care Management 3
HADM 409 Aging America and Long-Term Care 3
HADM 445 Managing Healthcare Organizations 3
HADM 450 Health Policy and Politics 3
HADM 462 Supervision in Healthcare 3
HADM 492 Seminar 3
Total Health Administration and Organizational Communication Thematic Concentration Credits 30

Please note: This is a sample concentration. All other degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies (BSLS) program will apply. Please see an Academic Advisor for more information.

Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies

  • Minimum or 120 credits earned with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better
  • Meet Montana State University Billings general education requirements (completed AA/AS degrees will be accepted as meeting the general education requirements)
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credits through Montana State University Billings (this can be one of the 30 credit thematic concentrations)
  • Complete a minimum of 36 upper division credits (this can include one of the 30 credit thematic concentrations)
  • Complete a thematic concentration of 30 credits including at least 15 credits from one discipline in the College of Arts and Sciences. This concentration shall be prepared in collaboration with a faculty advisor and approved by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

For academic advising and course selection assistance, please contact the MSU Billings Online Advisor.

Back to Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies Main


Health Administration and Public Relations

The following information provides an example of how a student may complete the a thematic concentration in Health Administration and Public Relations. The concentration shall be prepared in collaboration with a faculty advisor and approved by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Public Relations Courses
Complete the following courses, or approved substitutes, selected in consultation with an academic advisor.

COMX 200 Exploring Communication Studies 3
JRNL 270 Reporting 3
COMX 330 Principles of Mass Communication 3
FILM 311 Essentials of Video Production 3
COMX 341 History & Theory of Persuasion 3
COMX 430 Advertising, Media, and Culture 3
FILM 411 Advanced Video Production 3

Health Administration Courses
Select at least five of the following courses in consultation with an academic advisor.

HADM 210 Intro to US Healthcare System 3
HADM 307 Health Informatics 3
HADM 310 Healthcare Economics 3
HADM 335 Health Law and Ethics 3
HADM 355 Rural/Frontier Health Care Delivery 3
HADM 360 Long-Term Care Management 3
HADM 409 Aging America and Long-Term Care 3
HADM 445 Managing Healthcare Organizations 3
HADM 450 Health Policy and Politics 3
HADM 462 Supervision in Healthcare 3
HADM 492 Seminar 3
Total Health Administration and Public Relations Thematic Concentration Credits 30

Please note: This is a sample concentration. All other degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies (BSLS) program will apply. Please see an Academic Advisor for more information.

Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies

  • Minimum or 120 credits earned with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better
  • Meet Montana State University Billings general education requirements (completed AA/AS degrees will be accepted as meeting the general education requirements)
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credits through Montana State University Billings (this can be one of the 30 credit thematic concentrations)
  • Complete a minimum of 36 upper division credits (this can include one of the 30 credit thematic concentrations)
  • Complete a thematic concentration of 30 credits including at least 15 credits from one discipline in the College of Arts and Sciences. This concentration shall be prepared in collaboration with a faculty advisor and approved by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

For academic advising and course selection assistance, please contact the MSU Billings Online Advisor.

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