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B.A. Communication

Degree Requirements Sample Program
Course Descriptions Course Schedule

Degree Requirements
The B.A. in Communication requires 120 course credits, including:

College Core Requirements 49 credits
Communication Major 36 credits
Major Courses 21 credits  
    COMM 110 Introduction to Human Communication (3 credits)
    COMM 120 Introduction to Media Studies (3 credits)
    COMM 210 Public Speaking (3 credits)
    COMM 220 Visual Communication and Design (3 credits)
    COMM 230 Media Writing (3 credits)
    COMM 375 Internship I (3 credits)
    COMM 490 Seminar in Communication (3 credits)
    Upper Level electives in Communication (15 credits)
Open Electives (35 credits)  
TOTAL 120 credits

The 15 Upper Level electives in Communication must be completed in one of two concentration areas: 1) Digital Arts and Media Studies; or 2) Strategic and Human Communication. All majors must complete a three credit internship during either their junior or senior year. At least four of the five 100 and 200 level Communication Major Core Courses must be successfully completed prior to taking COMM 375 and COMM 490. All majors must attain a minimum grade of C in all Communication courses. No exceptions will be made.

Lambda Pi Eta
Membership in Lambda Pi Eta (the national communication honor society) is open to all qualified juniors and seniors.

Sample Program
B.A. in Communication (120 credits)

Year 1
FYE 101 The First-Year Experience 1 credit
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (fall) 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (spring) 3 credits
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits    
Core Courses 6 credits
COMM 110 Introduction to Human Communication 3 credits
COMM 120 Introduction to Media Studies 3 credits
Open Elective 6 credits    
TOTAL 31 credits    

Year 2
Core Couses 15 credits
COMM 210 Public Speaking 3 credits
COMM 220 Visual Communication and Design 3 credits
COMM 230 Media Writing 3 credits
Open Elective 6 credits    
TOTAL 30 credits    

Year 3
Core Courses 12 credits
Communication course in student’s concentration 3 credits
Communication course in student’s concentration 3 credits
Communication course in student’s concentration 3 credits
Communication course in student’s concentration 3 credits
Open Electives 6 credits
TOTAL 30 credits    

Year 4
Core Course 3 credits
COMM 375 Internship I 3 credits
COMM 490 Seminar in Communication 3 credits
Communication course in student’s concentration 3 credits
Open Electives 17 credits    
TOTAL 29 credits    

Total Credits for Graduation: 120

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