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    Degree offered: Bachelor of Arts   

    Minor Offered: Communication Studies 

    Certificate offered: Communication Studies 

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    The Communication Studies major focuses on communication processes in interpersonal, group, organizational and mass communication contexts. Such processes include historical perspectives of rhetoric and contemporary applications regarding face-to-face interaction, public speaking, mass media venues and the new communication technologies. Knowledge gained from this study prepares the student for a variety of occupations that build upon an awareness of communication dynamics. In a more general sense, the Communication Studies graduate will enter the world of work poised with a keen awareness of the role of communication in the evolving information age within which we live.

     

    Requirements for a B.A. in Communication Studies

    Courses
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    Credits
       
    Students must complete the core requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in addition to the major requirements listed below.  
       
    COM 105 Public Speaking 3*
    COM 132 Interpersonal Communication 3*
    COM 250 The Communicated Self 3*
    COM 252 Rhetorical Visions 3*
    COM 260 Mass Media 3*
    COM 348 Rhetorical Communication Theory 3*
    COM 479 CORE: Rhetorical Analysis 3*
    COM 498 Communication Seminar 3*
    COM electives 6*
       
    Total Credits Required 30
    *used to calculate Major GPA  

     


    Requirements for a Minor in Communication Studies

    Courses
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    Credits
       
    COM 105 Public Speaking 3
    COM 132 Interpersonal Communication 3
    COM 348 Rhetorical Communication Theory 3
    COM electives 9
       
    Total Credits Required 18

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    Requirements for a Certificate in Communication Studies

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites    
    Credits
       
    COM 105 Public Speaking 3
    COM 132 Interpersonal Communication 3
    COM 303 Organizational Communication 3
    PRS 201 Principles of Public Relations 3
    PRS 205 News Writing 3
    Divisional Elective 3
       
    Total Credits Required 18

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