The Communication Major

General Education Requirements: 81 hours

  • OREN 101/102: 2 hours
  • PHED: 2 hours
  • Humanities: 19 hours
  • Foreign Language Requirement: 12 hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences: 18 hours
  • Natural Sciences/Mathematics/Computers Science: 16 hours
  • Free Electives: 12 hours

Major Requirements: 42 hours                                                                 

Communication 222, Introduction to Communication  
English 327, Public Speaking
English 209, Basic News Reporting
English 211, Advanced Composition for Communication Majors
English 203, Professional and Technical Writing, or English 204, Critical Reading and
Technical Writing
Computer Science 150, Introduction to Computer Science
Communication 223, Communication Theory
Communication 314, Interpersonal Communication
Communication 316, Group and Organizational Communication
Communication 411, Communication Ethics
Communication 418, Communication Research
Communication 420, Internship
Communication 320, Media, Culture, and Society, or Communication 405, Intercultural Communication

One of the following courses:

  •  Communication 322, Persuasive and Argumentative Discourse
  •  English 430, Film Studies
  •  Communication 324, Nonverbal Communication
  •  Communication 336, Special Topics in Communication
  •  Communication 450, Directed Study

TOTAL: 123 hours

Curriculum Sheet

Freshman Year 

1st Semester 

Cr. 

2nd Semester

Cr. 

ENGL 101, English Composition I 

ENGL 102, English Composition II 

HIST 103, World Civilization 

HIST 104, World Civilization 

MATH 107, College Algebra and Trig. 

Foreign Language 102 

Foreign Language 101

3  

CSCI 100, Introduction to Computer Concepts/Applications 

OREN 100 

OREN 101 

PHED 

PHED 

FPAR or MUSC CORE Elective 

Natural Science CORE Elective 

3 

17 

17 

 Sophomore Year

1st Semester 

Cr. 

2nd Semester 

Cr. 

COMM 222, Introduction to Communication 

COMM 223, Communication Theory 

ENGL 211, Advanced Comp. for Comm. Majors

ENGL 220, Principles of Speech  

Foreign Language 201 

Foreign Language 202 

PHIL CORE Elective 

Social/Behavioral Science CORE Elective 

Social/Behavioral Science CORE Elective 

Natural Science CORE Elective 

3 

CSCI 150, Intro. to Computer Science

3 

18 

15 

 Junior Year

1st Semester 

Cr. 

2nd Semester

 Cr.

ENGL 203 or 204 Technical Writing

COMM 314, Interpersonal Communication 

ENGL 327, Public Speaking

COMM 316, Group/Organizational Comm. 

ENGL 209, Basic News Reporting 

Humanities Elective 

Social/Behavioral Science Elective 

Social/Behavioral Science Elective 

Natural Science Elective 

COMM 420, Internship 

15 

15 

 Senior Year

1st Semester 

Cr. 

2nd Semester 

Cr. 

COMM 418, Communication Research 

COMM 411, Communication Ethics 

COMM 320, Media, Culture, and Society

Free Elective

  or

Free Elective

COMM 405, Intercultural Communication

3

Free Elective

3 

COMM Elective

Humanities Elective

Free Elective

3 

14

12 

A minimum grade of "C" is required in ENGL 101/102 and all major courses.
Students must complete 12 hours in foreign language.
Six hours of the social/behavioral science electives must be in the same area.