The Major in Communication

Communication BA Requirements


PREREQUISITES:

Students should complete 1071 & 1076 before moving on to upper level classes. Other course pre-requisites are in parenthesis.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. A minimum of 36 credit hours in communication coursework.
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.0/4.0 for the major.
  3. All classes taken from the department under quarters will count toward both the major and college graduation requirements, but they will transfer as two credit hours instead of three. You still need to reach the minimum of 36 credit hours to complete the major.
  4. Students continuing from quarters to semesters can choose to graduate with either the requirements they entered the program under or the new semester requirements portrayed on this sheet.

STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE:

  • Category A: All Core Foundation Courses need a grade of “C” or better in each: 12 credit hours
  • Category B: One Research Methods Course: 3 credit hours
  • Category C: One Capstone Course 3 credit hours
  • Category D: A Minimum of 3 Classes in General Electives &/or Advanced Electives: 9 credit hours
  • Category E: A Minimum of 3 Classes in Advanced Electives &/or Capstone: 9 credit hours

TOTAL: 36 credit hours

A. CORE FOUNDATION:

  • 1071 – Intro to Effective Speaking
  • 1076 – Intro to Interpersonal Communication
  • 3006 – Intro to Rhetorical Theory
  • 3007 – Intro to Communication Theory

B. RESEARCH METHODS:

  • 3000 – Public Relations Research (2042)
  • 3002 – Argument & Contemporary Issues 
  • 3039 – Communication Research Methods
  • 3071 – Communication Criticism

C. CAPSTONE: (1071, 1076, 3006 & 3007)

  • 5000 – Capstone in Comm. & Contemporary Issues
  • 5003 – Capstone in Rhetoric, Environment & Science
  • 5004 – Health Communication
  • 5006 – Capstone in Communication & Diversity
  • 5009 – Org. Identity, Image, & Issue Management
  • 5011 – Rhetoric & Society
  • 5026 – Capstone in Mediaication

D. GENERAL ELECTIVES

  • 1050 – Freshman Seminar: Comm. & Culture
  • 1055 – Freshman Seminar: Comm. & Society
  • 1061 – Forensics Competition (1 credit hour)
  • 2002 – Advanced Public Speaking (1071)
  • 2004 (EVST) –Comm Health, Environment & Science
  • 2012 – Persuasion & Civic Engagement (1071)
  • 2021 – Communication in Problem-Solving Groups
  • 2025 – Intro to Media Literacy
  • 2026 – Intro to Mass Communication
  • 2028 – Communication & Popular Culture
  • 2042 – Intro to Public Relations
  • 2043 – Public Relations Writing (2042) 
  • 2048 – Event Planning and Fundraising Mgmt
  • 2071 – Special Topics in Communication
  • 2073 (ENGL) – Rhetoric & Public Engagement
  • 2081 – Business Communication
  • 2088 – Interviewing for Comm Careers (1071)
  • 2089 – Internet and Everyday Life
  • 3002 – Argument & Contemporary Issues
  • 3008 – Intro to Organizational Communication
  • 3026 – Media Impact
  • 3030 – Honors Seminar: Communicating Images
  • 3048 – Nonverbal Communication (1076)
  • 3049 – Intercultural Communication
  • 3077 – Communication & Sport 
  • 3091 – Internship in Communication (1071, 1076,
  • 3006 OR 3007 or Dept Permission)
  • 3092 – Project in Communication (1071, 1076, 3006 & 3007 or Dept Permission)

E. ADVANCED ELECTIVES (1071, 1076, 3006 & 3007)

  • 4005 – Communication Ethics
  • 4006 – Organizational Diversity
  • 4007 – Communication Theory
  • 4008 – Leadership Communication
  • 4012 – Family Communication
  • 4013 – Gender & Communication
  • 4016 – Children & Media
  • 4026 – Media & Public Opinion
  • 4028 (POL) – Campaign Comm. & Women in Politics
  • 4029 – Media & Technology
  • 4040 – Cultural Studies in Communication
  • 4042 – Public Relations Campaigns (2042 & 2043)
  • 4043 – Theories of Interpersonal Communication
  • 4044 – Visual Culture & Rhetoric
  • 4046 – Theory of Mediated Communication: Effects
  • 4047 – Theories of Mediated Communication
  • 4048 – Media & Identity
  • 4050 – Communication, Culture and Globalization
  • 4063 (POL) – Presidential Rhetoric
  • 4064 – Rhetoric of Protest & Reform
  • 4066 – Communication & Health Politics
  • 4067 – Environmental Communication
  • 4068 – Communication of Technology & Science
  • 4069 – Rhetorical Dimensions of Terrorism
  • 4071 – Advanced Topics in Communication
  • 6077 – Presidential Campaign Communication