Academics

Concentrations and Minors

Communications Major (B.A. degree) Requirements (41 hours)

Requirements for a major in Communications include 41 hours of Communications as follows:

  • 18 hours: COM 110, 121, 221, 231, 370, 480;

  • 5 hours: COM 101 Communications lab;

  • 18 hours in Communications, including 9 hours in courses at the 300 level or higher.

     

Students are encouraged to structure their academic program based on their individual interests and career goals: 

 

  • Students interested in Journalism are strongly encouraged to take COM 321 and 495; ENG 371 and

    458; ART 220; ART 320, and to consider electives in BUA, ECO, POS or SOC.

  • Students interested in Public Relations are strongly encouraged to take COM 241, 341, 441 and 495; SOC 101; SSC 230; and consider electives in POS, SOC or COM.
  • Students interested in Electronic Media are strongly encouraged to take COM 309, 311, 323 and 423; SPE 202; THE 101, 103 & 104, and 212.

In addition, students who are considering graduate school are urged to take COM 391, 440 and 460.

Concentrations and Minors