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  Jan 24, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Communication Studies, B.A.

Available in both traditional and fully-online formats.

The communication studies program provides: (1) a strong general background in practice, theory, history, and criticism of communicative acts; (2) opportunities for students to improve their communication skills; (3) a variety of courses to enrich the programs of students in other disciplines; (4) training for students who plan to enter professional fields such as public relations, human resources, sales, training/development, law, ministry, teaching, business, and politics; and (5) a background for graduate study in communication studies or related fields.

Students majoring in communication studies must complete 39 credit hours of study as outlined below, and take “ CMST 101 Public Speaking - OC (3 credits) ” or “ CMST 110 Introduction to Communication Studies - OC (3 credits) ” for the oral communication requirement of their general education program. “ CMST 101 Public Speaking - OC (3 credits) ” and “ CMST 110 Introduction to Communication Studies - OC (3 credits) ” cannot be used for elective credit in the major.

Four-Year Plan: Click here  to view the Four-Year Plan for this specific program. To find out more about Four-Year Plans, visit the Policies and Procedures  page.

♦  Indicates prerequisite.

Degree Requirements (39 credits)


These courses may not be used to complete a minor, focus, or second major requirements. Other courses may be substituted if approved by an advisor.