BS Three-Year Degree Plan: Communication Studies

Suggested course sequencing: 15 – 18 semester hours is recommended; you will apply 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 326; COM 336; COM 350; COM 360; COM 405; COM elective

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
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
COM 100 Introduction to Majors in Communication 1
The Arts - General Education 3
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
Natural World - General Education 4

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
Humanities- General Education 3
COM 205 Interpersonal Communication Theory and Skills 3

Third semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours10
COM 209 Survey of Communication Theory 3
Natural World - General Education 3
Public Issues - General Education 4

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
COM 210 Communication Research Methods 3
COM 315 Public Speaking II 3
Social & Behavioral Science General Education 3
Minor Elective 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 326 Effective Listening 3
Elective 3
Minor Elective 3
Minor Elective 3

Sixth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours9
Minor Elective 3
COM Elective* 3
Elective 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
COM 336 Communication in Organizations 3
COM 405 Interpersonal Communication 3
Minor Elective 3
Minor Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
COM 350 The Rhetorical Tradition and Contemporary Applications 3
COM 360 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 3
COM 300 Careers in Communication 1
Minor Elective 3
Elective 2
Elective 3

Ninth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
COM 495 Communication Internship 1-6
COM 499 Program Assessment 0
GEN 499 University Exit Examination 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.