BA Three-Year Degree Plan: Intercultural Communication and Diversity

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: COM 315; COM 322; COM 325; COM 350; COM 360; COM 512; COM 566

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)

Total hours16
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 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)

Total hours18
MTH 130 or higher 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)

Total hours10
COM 209 Survey of Communication Theory 3
General Education - Natural World 4
General Education - Self Understanding 3

Fourth semester (fall)

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
Writing II 3

Fifth semester (spring)

Total hours15
COM 322 Introduction to Argumentation 3
COM 360 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 3
PHI 105 Critical Thinking 3
Minor course 3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3

Sixth semester (summer)

Total hours9
Minor course 3
Fine Arts I3
Language II 3

Seventh semester (fall)

Total hours18
COM 325 Nonverbal Communication 3
COM 512 Communication and Diversity in the Workplace 3
Upper division minor course 3
Upper division minor course 3
Fine Arts I 3
Language III 3

Eighth semester (spring)

Total hours16
COM 350 The Rhetorical Tradition and Contemporary Applications 3
COM 566 Social Movement 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)

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.