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BA Communication Courses

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

General Education – 42 credit hours

ENG 103 English Composition I
ENG 113 English Composition II
SP 203 Effective Speaking
FLM 203 Film Appreciation
PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
COM 123 The History of Media 
COM 163 Interpersonal Communication
COM 203 Media and Society
Social Science Elective – 3 credit hours
Literature course – 3 credit hours
1 Math and 1 Science Course  3 - 4 credit hours each and choose an elective in Math or Science to total 10 credit hours
General Education - 2 credit hours

Program Requirements – 48 credit hours

COM 111 Communication Practices and Professions
COM 153 Principles of Public Relations
COM 183 Writing for Media
COM 213 Business Communication
COM 233 Intercultural Communication
COM 243 Digital Media Creation
COM 253 Event Planning and Promotion
COM 263 Communication Theories and Research
COM 293 Argumentation and Debate
COM 301 Media Practicum (taken twice) (2)
COM 343 Web Content Management
COM 353 Public Relations Writing and Production
COM 363 Rhetoric and Persuasion
COM 383 Feature Reporting
COM 433 Media Law and Ethics
COM 453 Public Relations Planning and Campaigns
COM 4013 Senior Capstone Internship
or COM 4281 Senior Communication Proposal
and COM 4292 Senior Communication Project

Additional Requirements – 30 credit hours

UE 101 University Experience
Free Electives – 29 credit hours

For complete description of the above requirements, please go to Course Catalog.