May 25, 2019  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
    
2018-2019 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG–FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

Communication Composite (B.A., B.S.)


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Program Information

  • All courses must be passed with a “C-” (1.7) or better to be counted in the composite major.
  • A maximum of 3 internship credits (COMM 4890 ) count toward major hours. Credit for internship will not be given unless approved by the department chair at the beginning of the semester. See department for details.

Program Prerequisites

The Department of Communication strongly recommends that students complete the following courses as part of their General Education  requirements, as they are prerequisites for required major courses. Students who do not complete these courses as part of General Education can potentially add additional credits and time to their degree.

* Note: Students who are not prepared for this math course may need additional math credits/preparation. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for more information.

General Education Requirement (31-36 Credits)


See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements 12-13 Credits
  • Knowledge Area Requirements 19-23 Credits

Experiential Education University Requirement - EDGE Program (3 Credits)


See Experiential Education  for more information.

Bachelor’s Degree Type: Arts or Science Requirement (12* or 16** Credits)


Select one degree type from either Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science:

Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree Requirement (12 Credits*)


  • Bachelor of Science Degree - Math or Science minimum requirement 12 Credits

* Note: Most or all of the B.S. requirements may be met by fulfilling the General Education  Core and Knowledge Areas. Because of this, these credits are typically not counted in the degree total at the bottom of page. Transfer students not majoring in a math or science field may need additional math/science courses to reach the minimum 12 credits. Consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

or

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree Requirement (16 Credits**)


  • Bachelor of Arts 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 your Student Success Advisor for details. 

Communication Composite Curriculum Summary (62 Credits)


The Composite Major requires 62 minimum credits for a composite of two emphases in the major. For students using Communication Studies  as a composite with another communication emphasis, they 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. Please consult with your advisor concerning specific requirements, and check with the department about recommended elective credit for the composite degree.

Free Electives (3-24 Credits)


Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

Total Credits, B.A./B.S. Degree: 120


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