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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.
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