Undergraduate Catalog

B.A. in Communication Studies

Summary of Requirements

2020-2021
General Studies 37
Pre-Major Courses 6
Major and Related Courses 39-41
Free Elective Courses 36-38
TOTAL 120

Admission to Communication Studies requires:

  1. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.
  2. Successful completion of COM 150 and PSY 101 or SOC 101 with a grade of C or better.
  3. An unofficial transcript.

Requirements to maintain good standing and graduation for Communication Studies majors:

  1. Maintenance of a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better. Students whose GPA falls below a cumulative 2.5 will be placed on probation and given one semester to improve their cumulative GPA to 2.5. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the major.
  2. A student majoring in Communication Studies can have no more than one "D" or "D+" in major courses.
  3. A Communication Studies major must complete one internship in the field prior to graduation. Internships range from one to three credits and must occur at least for 10 consecutive weeks in a semester. A one-credit internship requires 100 hours on internship site. A two-credit internship requires 200 hours on internship site. A three-credit internship requires 300 hours on internship site.

Required pre-major courses 6 hours

COM 150Introduction to Communication

3

Choose one course:

PSY 101Introduction to Psychology

3

SOC 101Introduction to Sociology

3

Required courses 21-23 hours

COM 280Group Communication

3

COM 290Public Presentations

3

COM 320Internship Seminar

1

COM 321Internship

1-3

COM 340Business and Professional Communication

3

COM 350Introduction to Mass Communication

3

COM 380Theories of Human Communication

3

COM 440Intercultural Communication

3

COM 493Senior Seminar: Communication Ethics

1

Required related courses 3 hours

Take any one of the following English courses:

ENG 250Introduction to Public and Professional Writing

3

ENG 260Introduction to Layout and Design for Writers

3-4

ENG 345Business and Technical Writing

3-4

ENG 360Writing for Digital Media

3

ENG 365Writing for Social Media

3

ENG 370Multimedia Composition

3

ENG 375Media Literacy

3-4

ENG 385Fundamentals of Journalism

3

ENG 392Introduction to Creative Writing [Topic to be specified]

3

 

Elective courses 15 hours

Choose 15 hours:

COM 160Communication Research

3

COM 235Intergroup Dialogue

1

COM 270Parliamentary Procedure

3

COM 324Interpersonal Communication

3

COM 330Interpersonal and Group Conflict Management

3

COM 335Mediation, Deliberation, and Dialogue

3

COM 360Introduction to Public Relations

3

COM 390Communication Accessibility

3

COM 400Persuasion

3

COM 410Advanced Public Presentations

3

COM 420Nonverbal Communication

3

COM 430Gender and Communication

3

COM 450Political Communication

3

COM 460Organizational Communication

3

COM 470Family Communication

3

COM 480Argumentation and Debate

3

COM 495Special Topics

1-5

COM 499Independent Study

1-3