Communication Studies B.S.

Degree Requirements:  124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
COMM   1100Human Communication 3
COMM   1110Public Speaking3
COMM   2332Media and Society 3
COMS   2330Introduction to Communication Research 3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Cinema
Introduction to Journalism
Acting I: Fundamentals of Acting
Select one of the following:3
Foreign Language - through 2001
Significant International Content Course
Major Requirements
COMS   3332Small Group Communication 3
COMS   3335Interpersonal Communication 3
COMS   3337Persuasion 3
COMS   3338Rhetorical Criticism 3
COMS   4333General Semantics 3
COMS   5330Communication Theory (Communication Theory)3
Additional upper division requirements
Select 18-20 credit hours of additional upper division requirements:18-20
Media Criticism
Gender, Media, and Representation
Communication Studies Practicum
Communication Studies Practicum
Selected Topics in Communication Studies
Health Communication
Argumentation
Communicating in the Workplace
Introduction to Performance Studies
Intercultural Communication
Communication and Leadership
Communication Studies Practicum
Rhetoric of International Relations
Political Communication
Performance, Culture, Communication
Rhetoric of Social Movements
Organizational Communication
Philosophy of Communication
Communication Studies Practicum
Directed Study in Communication Studies
Communication Studies Internship (only 3 hours may count toward these requirements)
Communication and Conflict
Nonverbal Communication
Communication and Gender
Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace
Family Communication
Upper Division Communication Arts Electives (Other Than Communication Studies Courses)9-12
Electives
Select 10-15 credit hours of Electives10-15
Total Credit Hours124

Other Program Requirements

  • Students must make a minimum grade of “C” in each Communication Arts class to receive credit for that course.
  • Students must have a total institution GPA of 2.5 before enrolling for internship credit hours (Communication Studies Internship (COMS   4791)).

Honors in Communication Studies

To graduate with Honors in Communication Studies, a student must:

  • be admitted to the University Honors Program;
  • successfully complete at least three credit hours of Honors Research Seminar (HONS   4610)  over three semesters;
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation.

Advisement

All Communication Studies majors are advised by an advisor located in Sanford Hall. Students in the University Honors Program (UHP) are also advised in Sanford Hall.