Communication

Major Code: 49

Bachelor of Arts

Major: Core plus Option A or B

36 – 40 Semester Hours

Core Courses

7 – 9 Semester Hours

Option A: Media Studies

30 – 33 Semester Hours

Requires Media Studies Core and an Emphasis Area:

Media Studies Core

15 Semester Hours

Advertising/Public Relations Emphasis

18 Semester Hours

Journalism Emphasis

15 Semester Hours

A minimum of two semesters as a staff member on the newspaper and/or yearbook.

Six elective hours at the print advisor’s recommendation.

Broadcasting Emphasis

15 Semester Hours

A minimum of two semesters as either a paid staff member or a volunteer at the campus radio station.

Six elective hours at the broadcast advisor’s recommendation.

Option B: Organizational and Strategic Communication

31 semester hours

Organizational and Strategic Communication Core

12 hours

Organizational Communication

9 Semester Hours Required

Strategic Communication

9 Semester Hours Required

Capstone Experience

1 Semester Hour Required

Note: This major requires that each student complete a career portfolio in order to graduate, and that the portfolio be completed and on file in the department prior to receiving a graduation check.

Note: Specified General Education requirement for Communication major: COMM 2113 Business and Professional Speaking

Note: The major program is just one component of a baccalaureate degree.