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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
Courses Hours

Communication 1351 or 1361, and 2301

6

Communication 2391

3
Communication (two sophomore level courses) 6
Communication (specialization area or advanced)* 12
Communication (advanced) 6
Communication 4301 3
Other Requirements
Courses Hours
Mass Media 2345 3
English 1301, 1302 or Honors 1302, and one sophomore literature 9
Political Science 2301 and 2302 6
History 1301 and 1302 6
Computational and Applied Math 2305, Mathematics 1302, 1303, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1561, 2305, 2513 3
Natural Science (two lab sciences: biology, chemistry, geology, physical science, or physics) 8
Social Science: Agricultural Economics, 1331, Economics, 2300, 2301, 2302, Geography 2301, 2305 Psychology 1303, 2301  Sociology 1303, 2301 3
Visual and Performing Arts: Art 1301, 1302, 1305, 2301, 2302, Theatre 1311, 1351, 1352 Music 1310, 1341, 1342, 1351, 1361, 1375, 1376, Honors 2302 3
Humanities (English-an additional sophomore literature, History 2331, 2332, French 2372, German 2372, Philosophy 2301, 2311, or 2321, Honors 2305) 3
Modern Language 2311 and 2312 6
Minor
Courses Hours
Minor 18
Electives
Courses Hours

Electives (15 SCH electives must be advanced to meet the 42 advanced hour requirement)

19

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: 1351, 3321, 3335, 3342, 4335
  • Applied Communication: 1351, 3351 or 3355; 3352 or 3356; 4311 or 4351
  • Media and Cultural Studies: 3342 or 3355; 3361 or 4365; 3368, 4338
    (This specialization area requires 2344 or 2362 as 3 hours of the 6 hours required for sophomore level in the major.)
  • Performance Studies: 3361, 3355, 4312, 4367
  • Radio-Television: 3366 or 4352 or Theatre 3320; 4338 or 4364; 4365
    (This specialization area requires 2331 as 3 hours of the 6 hours required for sophomore level in the major.)