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Department of Communication and Mass Media
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Bachelor of Arts in Communication

(Communication Major — 120 semester hours)

Academic Major
  Hours

Communication 1351 or 1361

3

Communication 2311, 2331, 2344, 2362, 2391

9
Communication (specialization area)* 12
Communication (advanced) 6
Communication 4301 3
Other Requirements
  Hours
Communication 2301 3
Computational and Applied Math 1351, Mathematics 1302,1324, 1332, 1333, 1351 3
Creative Arts: Art 1301, 1302, 2301, 2302, Honors 2302, Music 1341, 1342, 1351, 1376, Theatre 1311 3
English 1301, 1302 6
General Studies 1181 1
History 1301, 1302 6

Humanities:
Cultural Competence 2323, English 2323, 2324, 2325, 2328, 2329, History 2331, 2332, Honors 2305, Philosophy 2301, 2311, 2321

3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture:
Cultural Competence 2323, English 2323, 2324, 2325, 2328, 2329, Philosophy 2301, 2311
3
Life and Physical Sciences:
Biology 1410, 1411, 1481, 1482, 2423, 2424, Chemistry 1401, 1411, Geography 2301/2101,Geology 1401, 1402, Physical Science 1301/1101,1302/1102, Physics 1301/1101, 1302/1102
8

Modern Language 1301, 1302, 2311, 2312

in a single modern language
12
Political Science 2301, 2302 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Agricultural Economics 1331, Economics 1300, 2301, 2302, Geography 2305, Psychology 1303, 2301,Sociology 1303, 2301
3
Minor (9 hours advanced) 18
Electives (12 SCH electives must be advanced to meet the

42 advanced hour requirement)

12

The above degree plan meets all core curriculum and Bachelor of Arts degree requirements. The B.A. degree with a major in Communication requires a minimum of 120 semester credit hours, a minimum of 42 advanced (junior and senior level) semester credit hours, and a minimum of 30 semester credit hours in residence (24 of which must be at the advanced level). 24 of the last 30 hours required to complete this degree must be taken in residence.

* Communication specialization areas are designed to provide students with the opportunity to focus their studies in a particular area of the Communication discipline. However, these specialization areas do not constitute separate academic majors or degree programs.

  • Advertising/Public Relations: 3321, 3335, 3342, 4335
  • Applied Communication: 3321 or 4352; 3351 or 3355; 3352 or 3356; 4311 or 4351
  • Film and New Media: 3361; 3366 or 4352 or Theatre 3320; 4338 or 4364; 4365
    (This specialization area requires 2331 as one of the three courses required at the sophomore level in the major.)
  • Media and Cultural Studies: 3342 or 3355; 3361 or 4365; 3368, 4338
    (This specialization area requires 2344 or 2362 as one of the three courses required at the sophomore level in the major.)
  • Performance Studies: 3331, 3355, 4312, 4367