BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Health 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 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
General Education - Culture and Society - Humanities 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
General Education - Self Understanding 3
Minor elective 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
COM 210 Communication Research Methods 3
COM 315 Public Speaking 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
Elective 3
Elective 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
COM 328 Persuasion 3
Minor Elective 3
Minor Elective 3
COM 508 Patient-Provider Communication 3
Elective 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
Minor elective 3
COM 300 Careers in Communication 1
Elective 3
Minor elective 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
Minor elective 3
COM 390 Communication and Aging 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

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