BA Three-Year Degree Plan: Ethical Leadership

Suggested course sequencing: 15 – 18 semester hours is recommended; you will apply for admission to the degree program after your third semester.

This degree program can be completed in 6 regular and 3 summer semesters. (All statements in this document concerning requirements, prerequisites, conditions or other matters are for informational purposes and subject to change. Effective academic advisement is a partnership, with advisees sharing in the responsibility.)

*Save artifacts for assessment portfolio from: COM 315; COM 322; COM 325; PHI 341 or 345; COM 350; COM 436; COM 513

Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
Choose one of the following: CIS 101 Computing for learning; CSC 101 Computing for learning; CSC 111 Introduction to Computing; pass competency exam 2
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
General education self-understanding 3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
General education natural world 4
COM 100 Introduction to Majors in Communication 1

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MED 120 Mass Media and Society 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
General education culture and society — humanities 3
COM 205 Interpersonal Communication Theory and Skills 3

Third semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours10
COM 209 Survey of Communication Theory 3
General education natural world 3
General education self-understanding 4

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
COM 210 Communication Research Methods 3
COM 315 Public Speaking II 3
General education self-understanding 3
Language I 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
3
Writing II 3

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
COM 322 Introduction to Argumentation 3
COM 436 Communication and Leadership 3
PHI 105 Critical Thinking 3
Minor course 3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3

Sixth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours9
Minor course 3
Fine arts 3
Language II 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
COM 325 Nonverbal Communication 3
PHI 345 Theories of Ethics
or PHI 341 Social Philosophy
3
Upper division minor course 3
Upper division minor course 3
Fine arts 3
Language III 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
COM 350 The Rhetorical Tradition and Contemporary Applications 3
COM 513 Ethical Issues in Communication 3
COM 300 Careers in Communication 1
Upper division minor course 3
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E. 3
Language IV 3

Ninth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
COM 495 Communication Internship 1-6
COM 499 Program Assessment 0

This is a non-comprehensive major requiring a minor or second major. Note that a second minor or substituting a second major for the minor(s) may be possible within the 9-semester framework. Consult with an advisor.