Bachelor of Arts
Communication - Communication Studies Track
College of the Arts
Department of Communication
- Program Description
- Admission Requirements
- Learning Outcomes
- Additional Program Requirements
- Program of Study
- 4 Year Course Schedule
Program DescriptionBuilt upon the theoretical foundations of interpersonal, group and rhetorical communication, this program explores concepts and applications designed for students wanting careers in organizational communication, training and development, and rhetorical analysis. It has proven to be an excellent preparation program for students desiring to continue their education in a variety of graduate and professional schools.
- Communication Management
- Human Resources
- Community Relations Specialist/Organizer
- Nonprofit Research
Admission RequirementsThere are no program specific admission requirements.
Learning OutcomesStudents will develop:
- Communication skills (e.g., writing, speaking and listening).
- Production skills (e.g., computer graphics, Internet sites, public relations)
- Research skills (e.g., library, surveys).
- Critical analysis skills (e.g., apply principles and theory to situations)
- Adaptability in responding to persons (e.g., age, gender, cultural differences) and situations
- Knowledge of communication history, theory and career opportunity
Additional Program RequirementsThere are no program specific academic regulations.
Program Of Study
Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5
Select two of the following courses:
Select one of the following courses:
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.
Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.
Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:
Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 10-11
Select two science courses from the list below, one of which must include a lab.
Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:
Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111 HIST 2112
Take the following course:
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:
Select one world cultures course from the following courses:
Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
Take the following courses:
Foreign Language 1002
Foreign Language 2001
Select one of the following:
ENGL 2157 Writing for the English Major ENGL 2158 Advanced Writing for the Non-English Major
Foreign Language 2002
Select 9 hours from the following courses"
Select one of the following:
COMM 3157 Qualitative Communication Research COMM 3255 Communication Research COMM 4115 Rhetorical Criticism
Area H Program Electives Required Hours: 30
Select any 3000 or 4000 level communications courses.
Area I General Electives Required Hours: 24
Total Hours Required: 123