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Degree Course Requirements

The communication major curriculum requires the completion of 120 hours of course work. The average course load is 15 hours based on eight semesters.

General Education – 42 hours:

Written Communication – 6 hrs.
ENG 103 English Composition I
ENG 113 English Composition II

Oral Communication – 3 hrs.
SP 203 Effective Speaking

Social Science and Humanities – 12 hrs.
*must include 2 courses each from Social Science and Humanities and be on the grid.
One English literature course – 3 hrs. 
COM 233 Intercultural Communication
PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
Additional course from Social Science – 3 hrs.

Mathematics and Science – 10 hrs.
*must include at least one math and one science course.

Other – 11 hrs.
COM 123 Introduction to New Media
COM 163 Interpersonal Communication
COM 203 Media and Society
Additional 2 credits of General Education  


Program Requirements – 48 hours:

Communication Core – 27 hrs.
COM 111 COM Practices/Professions Lab
COM 153 Principles of Public Relations
COM 213 Business Communication
COM 253 Event Planning and Promotion
COM 263 Theories and Research in Communication
COM 293 Argumentation and Debate
COM 301 Media Practicum (taken twice)
COM 363 Rhetoric and Persuasion
COM 433 Media Law & Ethics
COM 4013 Senior Capstone Internship
or  COM 4291 Senior Communication Proposal and
      COM 4292 Senior Communication Project

Communication Tracks – 21 hrs.
Choose one track listed below:

Public Relations and Corporate Communication Track
COM 353 PR Writing and Production
COM 413 Corporate & Organizational Comm.
COM 453 PR Planning and Campaigns
MK 323 Integrated Marketing Communications
MK 463 Marketing Research
Electives in Communication (selected in consultation with advisor) – 6 hrs.  

New Media Production Track
COM 183 Writing for Media
COM 243 Digital Media Creation
COM 343 Web Content Management
COM 383 Feature Reporting
COM 483 Public Affairs Reporting
FLM 203 Film Appreciation
Electives in Communication (selected in consultation with advisor) – 3 hrs.

Additional Requirements – 30 hours:

UE 101 University Experience
Free Electives – 29 hrs.