BA/BS Degree with a Major in Communication Arts

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Communication Arts

Additional Graduation Requirements

General Education Component
Area I (Written Composition) 16
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts)12
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics) 211
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences)12
Area V
Major Core Requirements in Communication Arts
COM 205Communication in a Global Age3
COM 215Media Writing3
Select one from the following:
Aural-Visual Production 3,4
Introduction to Film Production
Communications Research Methods
Script Analysis
COM 314Communication Theory and the Public Interest3
COM 400WCommunication Law and Ethics3
COM 420Portfolio Preparation 51
COM 498Independent Study1-3
or COM 499 Internship
Major Concentration Requirements
Select one concentration option from the following:24
A minor and/or additional courses are required to bring the total to 120 hours
Total Hours79

Concentration Options

Cinematic Arts

COM 133Cinema Appreciation3
COM 383WScreenwriting Fundamentals3
COM 393WShort Screenplay Writing3
COM 423Intermediate Film Production3
COM 443Advanced Film Production3
COM 483Film Practicum Pre-Produciton3
COM 493Film Production Practicum3
Select three hours of Communication electives at the 300/400 level3
Total Hours24

Communication Studies

COM 221Human Communication3
COM 306Interpersonal Communication3
COM 308Nonverbal Communication3
COM 330Group Communication3
COM 402Persuasion3
Select six additional hours from the following Communication courses:6
Political Communication
Argumentation and Debate
Gender Communication
Intercultural Communication
Organizational Communcation
Select three hours of Communication electives at the 330/400 level3
Total Hours24