Communication Bachelor's Degree Curriculum

* This curriculum is approved for the current academic year. It is subject to change.

All Communication majors must complete the following to graduate.

□ 124 semester hours minimum

□  64 semester hours at 2000/3000 lvel or higher

□  32 hours at 3000/4000 level

□  University and College of Arts and Sciences Core Courses Skill Area

□  University and College of Arts and Sciences Core Courses Competency Areas

□  Foreign Language Competency

□  Two (2) Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) classes (at least one in the major)

□  Communication Major Core Courses with a “C” or better

□  Communication Major Applied Courses in area of concentration

□  Communication Major Conceptual Courses in area of concentration

□  Related Courses or Minor

□  Sufficient Electives to reach the 124 semester hour minimum

The pathway described on the following pages represents a general guide to courses. You are strongly encouraged to meet regularly with your advisor in the Department of Communication for individualized assistance.

First Year

 
Fall Semester  
COMM 2000 or COMM 26003
ENGL 1100 (5 hrs.)* or 11103
Social Science Requirement 3
Natural Science Requirement3
Humanities Elective3
ARS 1000 "Orientation"1
Total16 hrs.
  
Spring Semester 
COMM 2000 or COMM 26003
ENGL 1130 or 1140-11503
Math 1180 or higher except 22803
History 1010-12203
Elective or Technical Elective3
Total15 hrs.
  

Second Year

 
Fall Semester 
COMM 2400 3
Natural Science Requirement3
Social Science Requirement3
ENGL 2710-28003
Foreign Language3-4
Total15-16 hrs.
  
Spring Semester 
COMM Applied or Conceptual (see list)3-4
Fine Arts Elective3
Natural Science Requirement3
Humanities Elective3
Foreign Language3-4
Related Courses or Minor3
Total18-20 hrs.
  

Third Year

 
Fall Semester 
COMM 38703
COMM Applied or Conceptual (see list)3-4
COMM Applied or Conceptual (see list)3-4
Foreign Language (if needed; Elective or Technical Elective)3
Related Courses or Minor3
Total15-17 hrs.
  
Spring Semester 
COMM Applied or Conceptual (see list)3-4
COMM Applied or Conceptual (see list)3-4
Related Courses or Minor3
Elective or Technical Minor3
Foreign Language (if needed; Elective or Technical Elective)3
Total15-17 hrs.
  

Fourth Year

 
Fall Semester 
(COMM 4910 may take in Fall)(1)
COMM Applied or Conceptual (see list)3-4
COMM Applied or Conceptual (see list)3-4
COMM Applied or Conceptual (see list)3-4
Related Courses or Minor3
Elective or Technical Elective3
Total15-18 hrs.
  
Spring Semester 
COMM 4910 (if not taken in Fall)1
COMM Applied or Conceptual (see list)3-4
COMM Applied or Conceptual (see list)3-4
Related Courses or Minor3
Elective or Technical Elective3
Minor or Elective3
Total16-19 hrs.
  
* If English 1100 is selected, one  University/Arts and Science Core course will be moved to Spring Semester and the subsequent schedule will be adjusted accordingly.

The following is a list of the options in the areas of concentration:
43 hours maximum
8-16 in Applied Communication
8-12 in conceptual


Broadcasting (43 hrs. Maximum)
courses in common 
Applied Communication(8-16 hrs. max out of 43 hrs. total) 
COMM 2210 [Radio Prod. & Prog.]4 hrs.
COMM 2220 [Basic TV Studio Operations] 4hrs.
COMM 2300 [Photojournalism] 4hrs.
COMM 2630 [Visual Communication I] 4hrs.
COMM 3270 [Television News Writing] 4hrs.
COMM 3280 [Media Performance] 3hrs.
COMM 4340 [Visual Communication]4hrs.
Conceptual Communication(8-12 hrs. max out of 43 hrs.)
 
COMM 3180 [Mass Communication Law]4hrs.
COMM 3290 [Media Management]3hrs.
COMM 4100 [Television Journalism]4hrs.
COMM 4220 [Adv.Television Production]4hrs.
COMM 4250 [Mass Communication History]3hrs.*
COMM 4330 [Media Convergence]3hrs.
Professional Experience(6 hrs. max in either, not both)
 
COMM 4940 [Communication Internships]1-3 hrs.
  
Interpersonal/Organizational Communication (43 hrs. Maximum)
 
Courses in Common: 
Applied in Communication (8-16 hrs. max out of 43 hrs. total)  
COMM 2100 [News Writing]4hrs.
COMM 2120 [Reporting Methods]4hrs.
COMM 2150 [Editing & Graphics]4hrs.
COMM 2300 [Photojournalism]4hrs.
COMM 2630 [Visual Communication]4hrs.
COMM 3610 [Speech & Publicity Writing]3hrs. *
COMM 3810 [Group Communication]3hrs.
Conceptual Communication (8-12 hrs. max out of 43 hrs.)  
COMM 3290 [Media Management]3hrs.
COMM 3820 [Persuasion Theory]4hrs.
COMM 3840 [Interpersonal Communication]4hrs.
COMM 3850 [Research Methods in Communication]4hrs.
COMM 3890 [Reducing Workplace Conflict]3hrs.
COMM 4810 [Nonverbal Communication]3hrs.(Eff Fall, 2002)
COMM 4830 [Gender, Culture & Communication]3hrs.*
Professional Experience(6 hrs. max in either, not both)  
COMM 4940 [Communication Internships]1-3 hrs.
  
Journalism (43 hrs. Maximum)
 
Courses in common: 
Applied Communication(8-16 hrs. max out of 43 hrs. total)  
COMM 2100 [News Writing]4hrs.
COMM 2120 [Report Methods]4hrs.
COMM 2150 [Editing & Graphics]4hrs.
COMM 2300 [Photojournalism]4hrs.
COMM 2630 [Visual Communication]4hrs.
COMM 3150 [Feature Writing]4hrs.
Conceptual Communication(8-12 hrs. max out of 43 hrs.)  
COMM 3180 [Mass Communication Law]4hrs.
COMM 3290 [Media Management]3hrs.
COMM 3840 [Interpersonal Communication]4hrs.
COMM 3850 [Research Methods in Communication]4hrs.
COMM 4090 [Mass Communication Ethics]4hrs.*
COMM 4330 [Media Convergence]3hrs.
COMM 4830 [Gender, Culture & Communication]3hrs.*
Professional Experience(6 hrs. max in either, not both) 
COMM 4940 [Communication Internships]1-3 hrs.
  
Public Relations (43 hrs. Maximum)
 
Courses in Common: 
Applied Communication (8-16 hrs. max out of 43 hrs. total)
 
COMM 2100 [News Writing]4hrs.
COMM 2150 [Editing & Graphics]4hrs
COMM 2300 [Photojournalism]4hrs.
COMM 2630 [Visual Communication]4hrs.
COMM 3290 [Media Management]3hrs.
COMM 3610 [Speech & Publicity Writing]3hrs.*
COMM 4630 [Public Relations Practices]3hrs.
Conceptual Communication(8-12 hrs. max out of 43 hrs.)  
COMM 3720 [Public Relations Theory]3hrs.
COMM 3820 [Persuasion Theory]4hrs.
COMM 3840 [Interpersonal Communication]4hrs.
COMM 3850 [Research Methods in Communication]4hrs. 
COMM 3890 [Reducing Workplace Conflict]3hrs.
COMM 4090 [Mass Communication Ethics]4hrs.*
COMM 4640 [Public Relations Case Studies]3hrs.
COMM 4830 [Gender, Culture & Communication]3hrs.*
Professional Experience(6 hrs. max in either, not both)  
COMM 4940 [Communication Internships]1-3 hrs.