Communication: Requirements for the Major

Common Core

Supporting Courses, (18 credits)

Note: 5 of the 6 supporting courses must be completed before taking any upper-level courses

Core Courses, required:

COMM 102: Introduction to Communication (3 credits)

COMM 133: Fundamentals of Public Address (3 credits)

COMM 200: Communication Problems and Research Methods (3 credits)

COMM 205: Elements of Media (3 credits)

COMM 280: Business and Media Writing (3 credits)

Choose one of these:

COMM 166: Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)

COMM 237: Small Group Communication (3 credits)

Areas of Emphasis

Complete requirements in one of the following areas of emphasis, (30 credits):

Conflict Resolution

Upper-Level Courses, (30 credits)

COMM 333: Persuasion and Argumentation (3 credits)

COMM 335: Organizational Communication (3 credits)

COMM 336: Theories of the Interview (3 credits)

COMM 340: Mediation and Conflict Resolution (3 credits)

COMM 380: Communication Law (3 credits)

COMM 430: Information, Media and Society (3 credits)

COMM 445: Human Communication Theory (3 credits)

Choose three courses of electives from among the upper-level courses in Communication or:

HUM DEV 370: Personal Relationships (3 credits)

PSYCH 330: Social Psychology (3 credits)

PU EN AF 315: Public and Non-Profit Management (3 credits)

PU EN AF 344: Leadership in Organizations (3 credits)

Mass Media

Upper-Level Courses, (30 credits)

COMM 302: News Reporting and Writing (3 credits)

COMM 306: Radio Broadcasting (3 credits)

COMM 307: Television Production Techniques (3 credits)

COMM 308: Information Technologies (3 credits)

COMM 309: Electronic Media Advertising Campaigns (3 credits)

COMM 366: Media Planning and Selling (3 credits)

COMM 380: Communication Law (3 credits)

COMM 430: Information, Media and Society (3 credits)

Choose two courses of electives from among the upper-level courses in Communication

Internships are available for 1-12 credits but only 3 credits maximum of internship can be used to meet requirements of a major in Communication.

Organizational Communication

Upper-Level Courses, (30 credits)

COMM 308: Information Technologies (3 credits)

COMM 333: Persuasion and Argumentation (3 credits)

COMM 335: Organizational Communication (3 credits)

COMM 336: Theories of the Interview (3 credits)

COMM 380: Communication Law (3 credits)

COMM 382: Public Relations Writing (3 credits)

COMM 480: Cases in Communications and Media Management (3 credits)

Choose three courses of electives from among the upper-level courses in Communication

Internships are available for 1-12 credits but only 3 credits maximum of internship can be used to meet requirements of a major in Communication.

Journalism

Upper-Level Courses, (30 credits)

COMM 302: News Reporting and Writing (3 credits)

COMM 303: Feature Writing (3 credits)

COMM 353: Practicum in Print Journalism I (3 credits)

COMM 380: Communication Law (3 credits)

COMM 382: Public Relations Writing (3 credits)

COMM 403: Advanced Reporting (3 credits)

COMM 453: Practicum in Print Journalism II (3 credits)

Choose three courses of electives from among the upper-level courses in Communication

Internships are available for 1-12 credits but only 3 credits maximum of internship can be used to meet requirements of a major in Communication.

Public Relations

Upper-Level Courses, (30 credits)

COMM 302: News Reporting and Writing (3 credits)

COMM 303: Feature Writing (3 credits)

COMM 308: Information Technologies (3 credits)

COMM 335: Organizational Communication (3 credits)

COMM 380: Communication Law (3 credits)

COMM 381: Principles of Public Relations/Corporate Communications (3 credits)

COMM 382: Public Relations Writing (3 credits)

COMM 480: Cases in Communications and Media Management (3 credits)

Choose two courses of electives from among the upper-level courses in Communication

Internships are available for 1-12 credits but only 3 credits maximum of internship can be used to meet requirements of a major in Communication.