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Communication

Communication Suggested Four-Year Academic Plan

120 credit hours are required for a Bachelor of Arts degree. The Communication Department offers a rewarding curriculum that focuses on the process and effects of communication, the internet and personal media, in both mediated and face-to- face contexts. The Communication Major has three concentrations: Strategic, Media and Sports Communication. Detailed information about can be found in the academic catalog. Students should use Academic Planning to schedule courses and track degree progress.

Suggested four-year academic plan for the major (courses required in the major are in bold)

Please consult with your academic advisor prior to course selection.

Semester 1 Credit Hours
TRANS 100: Transitions 1
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing 3
PHIL 140: The Examined Life 3
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals 3
MATH: College Level 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 2 Credit Hours
COMM 200: Perspectives on Human Communication 3
COMM Concentration 3
GE Physical Science 3
FYS 175: First Year Seminar 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 3 Credit Hours
COMM 211: Intro to Mass Communication 3
GE Biological Science 3
GE History 3
*COMM Concentration Course 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 4 Credit Hours
COMM 205: Mediated Message Production 3
GE Arts/Humanities 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
*COMM Concentration Course 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 5 Credit Hours
COMM Elective 3
COMM Elective 3
Humanities elective 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 6 Credit Hours
COMM Elective 3
COMM Elective 3
Humanities elective 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 7 Credit Hours
COMM 324: Senior Seminar I 3
GE Diversity Studies 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 8 Credit Hours
COMM 369: Senior Seminar II 3
GE Global Studies 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3

 

*Strategic Concentration: COMM 216; COMM 244, COMM 335 plus four COMM electives

*Media Concentration: COMM 220; COMM 221; COMM 222 plus four COMM electives

*Sports Concentration: COMM 206; COMM 207; COMM 321 plus four COMM electives

Communication Minor: Students must complete 18 credit hours including: COMM 200 and COMM 211 plus four COMM electives chosen in consultation with an advisor.