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Communication - 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)