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 200Research Methods in Communication4
COMM 208Public Speaking3
COMM 240Mass Media and Society4
COMM 242Message, Media, and Meaning4
COMM 243Writing for Digital Media4
COMM 244Digital Media Lab4
COMM 246Television Production4
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

51

B. Public and Professional Communication

Course No. Course Title Credits
COMM 200Research Methods in Communication4
COMM 208Public Speaking3
COMM 351Persuasion3

Eight Courses from

COMM 219Vocal Improvement3
COMM 332Gender and Communication3
COMM 333Intercultural Communication3
COMM 353Political Rhetoric3
COMM 354Communication and Civic Engagement4
COMM 356Discussion and Group Communication3
COMM 358Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 359Argumentation and Debate3
COMM 420Applied Rhetorical Criticism3
COMM 452Conflict Resolution3
COMM 454Leadership and Management Communication3
COMM 459Debate Practicum3
COMM 479Communication Internship4
Courses in Concentration
Fifteen credit hours of courses from no more than three of the following disciplines chosen with advisor's approval: accounting; anthropology; computer information systems; economics; English; history; labor studies; management; marketing; mass media communication; philosophy; political science; psychology; public relations; sociology; speech, language, and hearing science; theatre. A minor in any area fulfills the cognate requirement. Note: Connections courses cannot be used to satisfy these requirements.

Total Credit Hours

49-51

C. Public Relations/Advertising

Course No. Course Title Credits
COMM 200Research Methods in Communication4
COMM 208Public Speaking3
COMM 240Mass Media and Society4
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 351Persuasion3
COMM 454Leadership and Management Communication3
MGT 301Foundations of Management3
MKT 301Introduction to Marketing3
MKT 334Consumer Behavior3

Total Credit Hours

52-54

D. Speech, Language, and Hearing Science

Course No. Course Title Credits
COMM 200Research Methods in Communication4
COMM 208Public Speaking3
COMM 255Introduction to Language3
COMM 305Introduction to Communication Disorders (*)3
COMM 319Phonetics and Phonology4
COMM 320Speech and Language Development3
COMM 323Introduction to Audiology3
COMM 325Anatomy and Physiology: Speech and Hearing3
COMM 421Speech and Hearing Science4
COMM 422Language Processes3
COMM 429Introduction to the Clinical Process3
OR
COMM 479Communication Internship4
*SPED 311: Language Development and Communication Problems of Children may be substituted for this course.

Cognates

Two Courses from
BIOL 100Fundamental Concepts of Biology4
BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology4
BIOL 111Introductory Biology I4
BIOL 112Introductory Biology II4
CHEM 103General Chemistry I4
CHEM 104General Chemistry II4
CHEM 105General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry I4
CHEM 106General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry II4
MATH 240Statistical Methods I4
PHYS 101General Physics I4
PHYS 102General Physics II4
Two additional courses from cognates listed above
OR
Two Courses from
BIOL 103Human Biology3
BIOL 231Human Anatomy4
COMM 223Introduction to Sign Language3
GRTL 314Health and Aging4
PSYC 230Human Development4
A psychology course at the 300-level or above3-4
A modern languages course numbered 114 or above3-4
A communication course (outside of speech, language, and hearing science) at the 300-level or above3-4

Total Credit Hours

50-53

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