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Degree Requirements

The academic programs in Communication prepare students for graduate school, business, teaching, public relations, media and other related careers. Students, in consultation with Communication faculty, build upon the required Communication coursework with the use of electives, independent studies, co-ops, interdisciplinary coursework and consortium courses to develop focused concentrations in general communication, communication-drama, mass media, public relations, and speech education. Any student interested in coursework relating to these concentrations should speak with a faculty member about how the degree in Communication may facilitate the achievement of his or her specific educational and career goals.

Communication students are strongly encouraged to explore doing the Communication intern and co-op experiences as a part of their program study.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATION

  • Communication (33 hours): Com 201, 215, 225, 290, 320, 325, 370, 435, 450, 460, 490; Communication electives 12 hours. (With approval of the departmental chairperson the student may substitute two courses from another department as electives.)
  • Computer Literacy (3 hours): CIS 111

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATION AND THEATRE

  • 48 hours (30 hours in area concentration; 18 in the other)

Concentration in Theatre:

  • Theatre (30 hours): THR 105, 206, 207, 301, 302, 401, 402, 425; 6 hours electives
  • Senior year: Comprehensive Examination and/or Senior Experience
  • Communication Component (18 hours): COM 105, 201, 215, 225, 320, 460
  • Computer Literacy (3 hours): CIS 111

Concentration in Communication:

  • Communication (30 hours): COM 105, 201, 215, 225, 320, 331, 460; 9 hours electives
  • Theatre Component (18 hours): THR 105, 206, 401, 402, 6 hours electives; or THR 105, 206, 401 plus 9 hours of electives determined by the director.
  • Computer Literacy (3 hours): CIS 111

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING/ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATION

  • Sports and Entertainment Marketing (18 hours): SEM 310, 380, 392, 410, 420, 498
  • Communication (21 hours): COM 201, 204, 310, 320, 403, 420, 460
  • Supporting Courses (28 hours): BUA 105, 291, 249, 311; ACC 101, 102; ECO 105, ECO elective; MAT 143
  • Computer Literacy (3 hours): CIS 111

BACCALAUREATE MAJOR IN COMMUNICATION

  • Communication (36 hours):  COM 105, 201, 215, 225, 290, 320, 325, 370, 435, 450, 460, 490
  • Communication electives (12 hours):  With approval of the departmental chairperson the student may substitute two courses from another department as electives.
  • Computer Literacy (3 hours): CIS 111

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATION

  • Communication (24 hours): COM 105, 201, COM 450 or 460; Communication electives 15 hours