Jan 26, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Studies, BA

The mission of the Department of Communication & Media is to develop students who are effective and ethical communicators with the creative, critical, and collaborative skills necessary to succeed in a diverse global environment.  The focus of the program is to enhance students’ knowledge and practical skills in various areas of human communication including organizational leadership, public relations, and relational communication. It is critical for all Communication majors to meet with their academic advisor prior to registering each semester.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Practice the ability to work with others to create a product.
  • Recognize the ethical issues in communication.

Degree Requirements

Communication Studies

  Sem. Hrs.
  1. University Core Curriculum Programs  
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Major Requirements
  4. Electives
  5. Foreign Language Requirements
  Total 120

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:

Communication Studies Core Courses (Students will be required to complete each of the courses in the 21 hour core)

Communication Studies Prescribed Electives:

Students will select 18 hours of major electives from the courses that appear below. No more than 6 hours of MEDA courses may be taken to fulfill these elective hours.


*Only 3 semester hours of Internship credit may be counted toward the major.