BS Three-Year Degree Plan: Health Communication

Health Communication

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 405, COM 505, 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
Upper division minor course 2
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
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 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)

CoursesHours
Total hours10
COM 209 Survey of Communication Theory 3
General education natural world 3
General education self-understanding 4

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
COM 210 Communication Research Methods 3
COM 206 Introduction to Health Communication 3
General education self-understanding 3
Minor course 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 328 Persuasion 3
COM 315 Public Speaking II 3
Upper division elective 3
Minor course 3
Minor course 3

Sixth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours9
Minor course 3
COM elective (upper division) 3
Elective 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
COM 325 Nonverbal Communication 3
COM 507 Health Communication and Culture 3
Upper division minor course 3
Upper division minor course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
COM 350 The Rhetorical Tradition and Contemporary Applications 3
COM 508 Patient-Provider Communication 3
COM 300 Careers in Communication 1
Upper division minor course 3
Elective 2
Elective 3

Ninth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
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.