BA Four-Year Degree Plan: Health Communication

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 300; COM 315; COM 325; COM 328; COM 350; COM 507; COM 508; COM 597

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 hours17
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations
or UHC 110 Freshman Honors Seminar
2
Choose one of the following: CIS 101; CSC 101; CSC 111; pass competency exam 3
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
COM 205 Interpersonal Communication Theory and Skills 3
MTH 130 or higher 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MED 120 Mass Media and Society 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
PHI 105 Critical Thinking 3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
COM 206 Introduction to Health Communication 3
COM 209 Survey of Communication Theory 3
General Education - Natural World 4
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3
Language I 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
COM 210 Communication Research Methods 3
Language II 3
General Education - Self Understanding 3
Minor elective 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877 3

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
COM 325 Nonverbal Communication 3
COM 507 Health Communication and Culture 3
Writing II 3
COM 315 Public Speaking II 3
Language III 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
COM 328 Persuasion 3
COM 508 Patient-Provider Communication 3
Language IV 3
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E. 3
Fine Arts I 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
Minor elective 3
COM 300 Careers in Communication 1
Elective 3
Fine Arts II 3
Minor elective 3
COM 350 The Rhetorical Tradition and Contemporary Applications 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
COM 499 Program Assessment 0
COM 495 Communication Internship 1-6
Elective 3
COM 390 Communication and Aging 3
Minor elective 3
Minor elective 3

This is a non-comprehensive major requiring a minor or second major.