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The major requires a minimum of 33 hours and leads to a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
The major in Communication Studies requires a minimum of 33 semester hours, and leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree. All Courses within the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher. One half of the hours must be at the 300-400 level. A minor or second major outside of the Department of Communication is required. Sample 4-year plan.
Minimum GPA of 2.3
* Completion of the following courses with a grade of “C” or better:
Note: Students can take no more than 15 hours in the Department of Communication before being admitted to the major.
NOTE: COMM 200 will be a pre-requisite for ALL 400-level courses (or instructor permission).
COMM 300 will be a co-requisite or pre-requisite for all 400-level courses
or 400 level
courses can be taken with instructor permission.
Communication Core Courses (19 hours)
COMM 200: Communication Foundations (COMM 145/161)
COMM 300: Introduction to Communication Research Methods* (COMM 200; Math 109/116)
COMM 345: Advanced Public Speaking (COMM 145/161)
COMM 348: Interpersonal Communication
COMM 362: Organizational Communication
COMM 463: Intercultural Communication
COMM 494: Capstone in Communication (1 hour portfolio) – Senior standing, majors only
*This course requirement may be waived if the student has a second major that requires an equivalent research methods course. Students would then take three additional hours from the elective list.
Electives (15 hours)
At least one course from each of the following areas; 12 hours at the 300-400 level.
Communication in Specialized Contexts:
With departmental approval, students may opt to substitute one of the following courses in fulfillment of a Communication Studies Elective: