Bachelor of Arts in Communication

General Education Requirements

(47 credits)

            College Competencies (21 credits)
                        ENWR1101   Academic Writing
                        ENWR1102   Academic Research & Writing
                        Quantitative Analysis
                        Ethical and Moral Analysis 
                        COMM2443   Ethics in the Media 
                        Scientific Analysis
            Liberal Arts Distribution  (18 credits)
                        Language and Culture
                        Social and Behavioral Sciences
                        Art and Humanities
            University Requirements (8 credits)
                        UNIV1001   Transitioning to University Life
                        UNIV1002   Preparing for Professional Life
                        UNIV2001   Cross-cultural Perspectives 
                        UNIV2002   Global Issues


Major Requirements

(39 credits)

Required Major Courses (15 credits)

COMM1000   Digital Storytelling
COMM2025   Communication Theory
COMM2101   Professional Communication 
COMM3101   Investigating Comm: Rsrch Methods*
COMM3500   Senior Communication Seminar**

*Course should be taken during the 7th semester

**Course should be taken during the 8th semester

Theme Group Electives (12 credits)

Students must select one course from each theme group

COMM____   Theory Group
COMM____   Writing Group
COMM____   Broadcast, Film & Video Group
COMM____   Advertising/Public Relations Group

Communication Electives (12 credits)




Free Electives

(19 credits)


(120 credits)

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION:  This requirement consists of six credits in English Composition (ENWR1101 and ENWR1102) and six credits of writing intensive courses within the major.

ORAL COMMUNICATION:  Requirements consist of a three-credit SPCH course.

QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS:  Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with mathematics and statistics with application to everyday problems.

ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS:  Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with ethical theories and questions. For Communication majors, COMM4443: Ethics in the Media is recommended.

SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS:  Requirements consist of a minimum of six credits of laboratory science.

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE:  This requirement can be satisfied by one of four options: traditional language courses with significant cultural elements, LANG course listings under “Language and Culture Studies,” language-based study abroad, or the six highest ESL/ESP credits for non-native English speakers.

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES:  This requirement can be satisfied by six credits of coursework in Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

ART AND HUMANITIES:  This requirement can be satisfied by six credits of coursework in Art (visual or performing), English Literature, History, Humanities, Philosophy, or Religion.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.


THEME GROUPS (12 CREDITS) One course from each theme group is required.

THEORY GROUP (3 Credits)

COMM1106 Interpersonal Comm

COMM2204 Understanding Human Comm

COMM3216 Myth, Symbol and Media*

COMM3295 The Right to Know*

WRITING GROUP (3 credits)
COMM2833 News Reporting* COMM2835 Feature Article Writing* COMM2685 Scriptwriting for TV, Film & AV*

COMM1131 History of Graphic Design & Illustration

COMM1170 Advertising Design


COMM2215 Photoshop for Advertisement & Illustration

COMM2272 Layout & Typography

COMM2321 Advertising Principles

COMM3348 Broadcast Advertising

COMM3362 Advertising Campaigns


COMM1101 Mass Media: Image, Sound & Text

COMM1175 Computer Animation I

COMM2258 Basic Radio Engineering

COMM2648 Basic Video Editing

COMM2659 Broadcast News*

COMM2673 Basic Video Production

COMM2743 History of Film: Special Topics

COMM2745 Introduction to Film

COMM2851 Photojournalism

* indicates course prerequisites.

COMMUNICATION ELECTIVES (12 credits)  Any Communication course can fulfill the elective requirements.

Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in a one-semester internship during their junior or senior year.