BA Four-Year Degree Plan: Organizational Communication

Suggested course sequencing: 15 – 17 semester hours is recommended; however, many students attend summer school or transfer high school dual enrollment. You will apply for admission to the degree program after your third semester.

This degree program can be completed in eight 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 300; COM 315; COM 322; COM 325; COM 332; COM 336; COM 350; COM 436; COM 512

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
or UHC 110 Freshman Honors Seminar
2
Choose one: CIS 101, CSC 101, CSC 111, or Competency Exam 2
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
General education - self-understanding 3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
General education - self-understanding 4

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
COM 100 Introduction to Majors in Communication 1
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 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 205 Interpersonal Communication Theory and Skills 3
COM 209 Survey of Communication Theory 3
Third semester (fall) 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 322 Introduction to Argumentation 3
COM 325 Nonverbal Communication 3
Writing II 3
COM 315 Public Speaking II 3
Language III 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
COM 350 The Rhetorical Tradition and Contemporary Applications 3
COM 336 Communication in Organizations 3
Language IV 3
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E. 3
Fine Arts I 3
Minor elective 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
COM 332 Small Group Communication 3
COM 300 Careers in Communication 1
Elective 3
Fine arts II 3
Minor elective 3
COM 512 Communication and Diversity in the Workplace 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
COM 499 Program Assessment 0
COM 436 Communication and Leadership 3
COM 597 Studies in Communication Theory and Practice 3
Minor elective 3
Minor elective 3
Minor elective 3

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