Apr 18, 2021  
2017-2018 General Catalog 

Communication - Communication Studies Emphasis, B.A.

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Students using “Communications Studies” as a composite with another communication emphasis must take the Communication Core (6) and the Required Courses (15) and at least three more credits in communication studies for a minimum of 24 credits in the area.

General Education Requirement (33-35 Credits)

See General Education .

  • Core Course Requirements 13 credits (must take ENGL 2010  & MATH 1040 )
  • Knowledge Area Requirements 20-22 credits (must take COMM 1010  for Humanities Knowledge Area)

Experiential Education University Requirement - EDGE Program (3 Credits)

NOTE: As of 7/12/2019, students pursuing this bachelor’s degree are no longer required to complete the EDGE courses for graduation.

See Experiential Education .

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree Requirement (16 Credits**)

B.A. Degree - Foreign Language Requirement (16 credits)

** Note: One semester of a foreign language may also fulfill the General Education Humanities requirement. The 16 credits may be fulfilled by taking four semesters of a foreign language or by testing out of a language and purchasing the credits. These credits are typically counted in the degree total at the bottom of the page. Consult a Student Success Advisor for details.

Communication Studies Curriculum Summary (42 Credits)

Core Menu (6 Credits)

Communication Studies Emphasis Electives (21 Credits)

In addition to the 21 core and required credits above, 21 department elective credits are required to complete the 42 required credits for the major. 

The following courses are possible electives for the Communication Studies Emphasis. See specific recommendations below for area concentrations.

Recommended Electives for Corporate and Strategic Communication Areas:

Please see advisor for additional information.

Recommended Electives for Interpersonal and Relational Communication Area:

Please see advisor for additional information.

Recommended Electives for Public Persuasion Communication Area:

Please see advisor for additional information.

Additional Recommended Electives

Additional recommended electives or any other communication courses not listed. 

  • 3 Credit(s)  (Variable Topics - Repeatable with different topic up to 9 credits toward major)
  • 1 to 9 Credit(s) *

    * Maximum 3 internship credits toward major hours. See academic advisor. Credit for internship will not be given unless approved by advisor and department chair at the beginning of the semester.

Free Electives

  • Free Electives (includes completing BA/BA requirements) to complete 120 Credit degree.

Total Credits, B.A. Degree: 120

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