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Communication Major

Forty (40) credits - the equivalent of 10 courses - distributed as follows:

  1. Communication majors must take all three foundational courses (12 credits): 102, 103, and 105.
  2. One course in Message Design: 212, 220, 225, 240, 245, 247, 248, 265, 282, or 382.
  3.  One course in Analysis of Communication: 201, 205, 250, 251, 308, 311, 312, 336, 338, 340, 342, 352, 358, 367, or 384.
  4.  One course in Communication & Community: 303, 304, 305, 307, 309, 310, 341, 350, 351, or 387.
  5. One Capstone course: 330, 333, 334, 335, 343, 344, 346, 347, 353, 360, 368, 395, or 398.
  6. At least 16 credits (the equivalent of four courses) must be 300-level Communication department courses. COMM 392 (Communication Practicum) and COMM 397 (Internship) do not count for this requirement.
  7. Plus additional courses within the department to complete the required 40 credits.NOTE: Students may take more than one course in Message Design, Analysis of Communication and Communication and Community to count as electives toward the required 40 credits.

One course may be counted toward the major from the following: ART 317, ART 318, ENGL 311, ENGL 387, PCST 346, PSYC 221, SOCI 201, or one approved elective course from study abroad. These outside courses are optional and not required for the Communication major.

Additional elective courses that count toward the major: 252 Listening Basics (2 credits); 253 Nonverbal Communication (2 credits); 271 Independent Learning Project; 286 Introduction to Film Studies (HM); 301 Persuasion; 349 Media Criticism; 356 Communication Research; 371 Independent Learning Project; 380 Special Topics in Communication; 386 Studies in Film (HM, some sections GE).

 Please NOTE:

  • COMM 200 is open to non-majors and does not count toward the major.
  • COMM 292 and 392 (Communication Practicum) do not count toward the major.
  • COMM 397 (Internship) cannot be counted toward the 40 credits to complete the major.

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