B.A. in Communication

Students must consult with their assigned advisor before they will be able to register for courses.

Course Requirements

Choose a concentration A, B, C, or D below:

A. Mass Media Communication

Course No. Course Title Credits
COMM 208Public Speaking4
COMM 240Mass Media and Society4
COMM 242Message, Media, and Meaning4
COMM 243Writing for Digital Media4
COMM 244Digital Media Lab4
COMM 246Television Production4
COMM 251Research Methods in Communication4
COMM 492Senior Portfolio4
OR
COMM 493Senior Thesis4
Five Courses from
COMM 241Introduction to Cinema and Video4
COMM 340Mass Media Ethics4
COMM 341Music Video Production4
COMM 342History and Development of Electronic Media4
COMM 344Broadcast Journalism4
COMM 345Nonfiction Video Production4
COMM 347Mass Media Law4
COMM 348Global Communication4
COMM 445Advanced Digital Media Lab4
COMM 446Critical Studies in Mass Media4
COMM 479Communication Internship4

Total Credit Hours

52

B. Public and Professional Communication

Course No. Course Title Credits
COMM 208Public Speaking4
COMM 251Research Methods in Communication4
COMM 351Persuasion4
COMM 461Public and Professional Capstone4

Seven Courses from

COMM 256Human Communication and New Technology4
COMM 330Interpersonal Communication4
COMM 332Gender and Communication4
COMM 333Intercultural Communication4
COMM 336Health Communication4
COMM 353Political Communication4
COMM 354Communication and Civic Engagement4
COMM 356Group Decision Making4
COMM 359Argumentation and Debate4
COMM 412Strategies in Fundraising and Development4
COMM 452Conflict Resolution4
COMM 454Organizational Communication4
COMM 459Debate Practicum4
COMM 479Communication Internship4

Total Credit Hours

44

C. Public Relations/Advertising

Course No. Course Title Credits
COMM 208Public Speaking4
COMM 240Mass Media and Society4
COMM 251Research Methods in Communication4
COMM 301Public Relations4
COMM 334Advertising4
COMM 357Public Opinion and Propaganda4
COMM 479Communication Internship4

Choose Category A or B below

A. Public Relations
COMM 302Writing for News and Public Relations4
COMM 311Advanced Public Relations4
COMM 312Advanced News and Public Relations Writing4
COMM 377Public Relations Laboratory4
B. Advertising
COMM 335Advertising Research4
COMM 337Advertising Strategy4
COMM 339Advertising Creativity4
COMM 376Advertising Laboratory4

Cognates

Three Courses from
COMM 242Message, Media, and Meaning4
COMM 347Mass Media Law4
COMM 351Persuasion4
COMM 454Organizational Communication4
MGT 301Foundations of Management3
MKT 301Introduction to Marketing3
MKT 334Consumer Behavior3

Total Credit Hours

53-56

D. Speech, Language and Hearing Science

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Course No. Course Title Credits
COMM 208Public Speaking4
COMM 251Research Methods in Communication4
COMM 255Introduction to Language4
COMM 305Introduction to Communication Disorders3
COMM 319Phonetics and Phonology4
COMM 320Speech and Language Development4
COMM 323Introduction to Audiology3
COMM 325Anatomy and Physiology: Speech and Hearing4
COMM 421Speech and Hearing Science4
COMM 422Language Processes4
COMM 429Introduction to the Clinical Process3
OR
COMM 479Communication Internship4

Cognates

BIOL 100Fundamental Concepts of Biology4
MATH 240Statistical Methods I4
PHYS 101General Physics I4
OR
CHEM 103General Chemistry I4

Total Credit Hours

53-54

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