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  Oct 20, 2017
 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Communication Studies [COM]


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The communication studies  major emphasizes critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills. Core courses provide students with a strong foundation in all aspects of human communication. Elective courses within the major allow students to design a program of study that meets their personal learning objectives and career goals.

Career Potential

  • Audio and video production
  • Advertising
  • Business
  • Journalism
  • Government
  • Public relations

The major's 40 credit hour requirement must be taken from the following:


B. Choose


Twelve additional credit hours of communication studies courses (excluding COM 390, COM 392, COM 393, COM 394) with at least six credit hours at the 300 level or above, or one of the following concentrations in communication studies.

Concentrations:

  • Journalism [JOUR]
  • Media Production [MEPD]
  • Public Relations and Advertising [PRAD]

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


Example of the B.A. in Communication Studies over four years


The sample program listed is model for communication studies majors with or without a concentration. It does not reflect the expectations for all of the programs. Students should consult an advisor to obtain up-to-date program requirements and to formulate a degree plan.

First Year


Spring Total credit hours: 16-17


Foreign language 102
GE course
GE course

Second Year


Fall Total credit hours: 16


Foreign language 201
Elective
GE course
Participation course

Spring Total credit hours: 16


Foreign language 202
GE course
GE course
Elective
Participation course
and
COM 300-level elective for COM majors or

Third Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15


GE course

Spring Total credit hours: 16


GE course
LAS elective
LAS elective
Participation course
and
COM 300-level elective for COM majors or

Fourth Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15


Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Participation course
and
COM 300-level elective for COM majors or

Spring Total credit hours: 12


Internship or
Study abroad or
Learning Community involvement or elective

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