Curriculum

Major Requirements

A major in Communication consists of 36 credit hours.  Twenty-one credit hours include six core courses, a Senior Seminar and an Internship.  In addition, a minimum of 15 credit hours of elective Communication (COM) courses are required.

Minor Requirements

A minor in Communication consists of 24 credit hours.  This includes 15 required credit hours and a minimum of 9 credit hours of elective Communication (COM) courses.

Core Courses in Communication for Majors and Minors

  • COM 101: Speech Communication (3)
  • COM 104: Communication Studies & Careers (1)
  • COM 108: Managing Digital Identities (2)
  • COM 210: Interpersonal Communication (3)
  • COM 250: Introduction to Mass Media (3)
  • COM 320: Intercultural Communication (3)

Additional Core Course for Majors

  • COM 385, 386, 387, 485, 486, or 487: Communication Internship (3)
  • COM 495: Senior Seminar (3)

 Elective Courses in Communication include:

  • COM 310: Organizational Communication (3)
  • COM 318: Public Relations (3)
  • COM 325: Argument and Persuasion (3)
  • COM 335: Contemporary Public Address (3)
  • COM 345: Rhetorical Criticism (3)
  • COM 354: Language and Social Identity (3)
  • COM 357, 358, 359: Special Topics (3)
  • COM 391, 392, 393, 491, 492, 493: Independent Reading/Research (CV)
  • COM 418: Advanced Public Relations (3)