BA Four-Year Degree Plan: Communication Studies

Suggested course sequencing: 15 – 18 semester hours is recommended; however, many students attend summer school or transfer high school dual enrollment. You will apply 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 336; COM 350; COM 405.

Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations
or UHC 110 Freshman Honors Seminar
2
General Education - The Arts 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
General Education - Cultural Competence 3
General Education - Natural World 4
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 100 Introduction to Majors in Communication 1
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
General Education - Humanities 3
Language I 3
Total hours16

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
COM 205 Interpersonal Communication Theory and Skills 3
COM 209 Survey of Communication Theory 3
PHI 105 Critical Thinking
or PHI 115 Ethics and Contemporary Issues
3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3
Language II 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 210 Communication Research Methods 3
Language III 3
COM 315 Advanced Speaking in Professional Settings 3
Minor Elective 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
COM 322 Introduction to Argumentation 3
COM 325 Nonverbal Communication 3
Writing II 3
Fine Arts I 3
Language IV 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 350 The Rhetorical Tradition and Contemporary Applications 3
COM 336 Communication in Organizations 3
General Education - Natural World 3
HST 104 World History since 1600 C.E. 3
Minor Elective 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
COM 405 Interpersonal Communication 3
COM 332 Small Group Communication 3
General Education - Social & Behavioral Science 3
Fine Arts II 3
Minor Elective 3
COM 397 Topics in Communication 1-3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 499 Program Assessment 0
COM 495 Communication Internship 1-6
COM 300 Professional Development in Communication 1
Electives 3
Minor Elective 3
Minor Elective 3
Total hours13
Degree plan last reviewed 06-18-2018.

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