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Degree Requirements

Major Requirements for a BA in Communication

In addition to meeting the course requirements for each respective major, all students must also fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication requires 120 credits.

General Education Requirements 57 to 58 credits

Six credits of coursework required for the communication major may be applied to General Education requirements.

Required Courses in the Discipline 45 credits
COM-0160 Public Speaking 3 credits
COM-0170 Publication Design 3 credits
COM-0220 Public Relations 3 credits
COM-0263 Writing for the Media 3 credits
COM-0275 Introduction to Mass Media 3 credits
COM-0480 Senior Seminar 3 credits
COM-0495 Internship 3 credits
Corporate Communication
Two Courses: 6 credits, chosen from:
COM-0235 Communication Research 3 credits
COM-0230 Advertising Copywriting 3 credits
COM-0290  Political Speech Writing 3 credits
COM-0330 Media Law and Regulation 3 credits
Production Communication
Two courses chosen from:    
COM-0175 Introductory to Documentary Filmmaking  
COM-0250 Introduction to Journalism  
COM-0255 Magazine Writing  
COM-0270 Broadcast Production and Writing  
Required Supporting Classes
Three courses in English Literature   9 credits
BUS-6350 Marketing 3 credits
Recommended Supporting Courses 9 credits
ARS-0275 Computer Graphics I 3 credits
ARS-019  Visual Fundamentals I 3 credits


The remaining credit hours are electives and can consist of communications courses, but should not be limited to those particular disciplines.