Undergraduate Requirements

Majors must take at least 30 hours but not more than 40 hours of credit in the Communication Department.  All grades in Communication courses must be in the C range or higher. Complete descriptions of Communication courses are in the University catalog.

Major Courses
A student must earn a C- or better in all courses taken in the Communication Department for credit toward a Communication major. Any student receiving a grade of D+ or lower in a course in the major must retake the course for credit toward the major and must have at least an overall GPA of 2.0 for all courses taken in the major in order to graduate.

Required For All Communication Majors

  • 1200 Public Speaking
  • 3050 Survey of Communication Studies

Focus Areas
Select 12 hours of courses including at least one course with * from ONE of the focus areas. Also select one course from two of the other three focus areas and two courses from any area for a total of 24 hours

Interpersonal Communication Focus

  • 3422 Communication Research Methods
  • 3441 Nonverbal Communication
  • 3470 Culture as Communication
  • 3525 Conflict and Communication
  • 3561 *Relational Communication*
  • 3571 Group Decision Making Processes
  • 4412 Gender and Communication
  • 4415 Language and Discourse
  • 4440 Ethical Issues in Communication
  • 4474 Theory and Research in Persuasion
  • 4520 *Family Communication*
  • 4530 Health Communication

Organizational Communication Focus

  • 3422 Communication Research Methods
  • 3460 *Organizational Advocacy*
  • 3470 Culture as Communication
  • 3525 Conflict and Communication
  • 3571 Group Decision Making Processes
  • 3575 Business and Professional Communication
  • 3580 Crisis Communication
  • 4412 Gender and Communication
  • 4440 Ethical Issues in Communication
  • 4474 Theory and Research in Persuasion
  • 4476 *Organizational Communication*

Mass Media

  • 2100 *Media & Society*
  • 3310 Message Design and Writing for the Media
  • 3390 Digital Production I
  • 3395 Digital Production ii
  • 3422 Communication Research Methods
  • 3490 Media Theory
  • 3580 Crisis Communication
  • 3636 Contemporary Issues in Mass Communication
  • 4412 Gender and Communication
  • 4440 Ethical issues in Communication
  • 4474 Theory and Research in Persuasion
  • 4618 TV Program Analysis and Criticism
  • 4428 Children, Adolescents and the Media
  • 4638 New Technology and Communication

Political Communication

  • 3422 Communication Research Methods
  • 3470 Culture as Communication
  • 3572 Argument and Advocacy
  • 3575 Business and Professional Communication
  • 3580 Crisis Communication
  • 4412 Gender and Communication
  • 4440 Ethical Issues in Communication
  • 4473 Political Communication
  • 4474 Theory and Research in Persuasion
  • 4481 Principles of Rhetoric
  • 4483 Politics and new Media

Elective Credit Only

  • 2315 Basic Audio Production
  • 3315 Advanced Audio Production
  • 4940 Internship (6 hours max)