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)6
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts) 112
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
COM 243Aural-Visual Production 33
COM 303WCommunications Research Methods3
COM 314Communication Theory and the Public Interest3
COM 400WCommunication Law and Ethics3
COM 420Communication Capstone 41
COM 498Independent Study1-3
or COM 499 Internship
Major Concentration Requirements
A minor and/or additional courses are required to bring the total to 120 hours
Total Hours120

For the Bachelor of Arts degree the student must satisfy the following requirement: 6 hours of a required foreign language at the introductory level.


The Department of Communications does not accept Mathematical Reasoning for the Arts (MA 111) to fulfill the general education mathematics requirement.


Fulfills computer literacy requirement.


Includes exit survey.

Communication Studies

COM 221Human Communication3
COM 306Interpersonal Communication3
COM 308Nonverbal Communication3
COM 330Group Communication3
COM 402Persuasion3
Select nine additional hours from the following Communication courses:9
Argumentation and Debate
Gender Communication
Intercultural Communication
Organizational Communcation
Communication elective at the 300/400 level
Total Hours24