Communication Major Requirements

The Department of Communication and Media offers programs focusing on communication competency and media literacy, helping students to develop critical thinking, research, writing, and oral communication skills. Such skills prepare majors for advanced study in communication, as well as a wide range of professional fields, including corporate training, government relations, and human resources.

Major in Communication

Required:

•  COM 101: Explorations in Communication
•  COM 204: Group Communication and Leadership
•  COM 209: Visual Communication
•  COM 210: Sophomore Seminar
•  COM 245: Interpersonal Communication
•  COM 311: Organizational Communication
•  COM 350: Persuasion
•  COM 411: Senior Capstone Experience
•  MED 156: Media and Culture
•  MED 171: Digital Storytelling
•  MED 375: Media Law and Ethics

Select 1 from:

•  MED 322: Film Criticism
•  MED 323: Television Criticism
•  MED 325: Popular Culture Criticism

Select 2 from:

•  COM 312: Family Communication
•  COM 314: Intercultural Communication
•  COM 317: Health Communication
•  WGS 300: Topics in Women's and Gender Studies

Students must also complete 1-3 semester hours of practicum or internship.


Minor in Communication

Required:

•  COM 101: Explorations in Communication
•  COM 204: Group Communication and Leadership
•  COM 245: Interpersonal Communication
•  COM 311: Organizational Communication
•  COM 350: Persuasion
•  MED 171: Digital Storytelling

Select 1 from:

•  COM 312: Family Communication
•  COM 314: Intercultural Communication
•  COM 317: Health Communication
•  WGS 300: Topics in Women's and Gender Studies


This does not replace official academic requirements in the university catalog. Enrolled students will work their faculty advisor to ensure they meet all the requirements of their major. 

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