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2012-2013 Catalog

School of Arts and Sciences

Communication (B.A. or B.S.)



  1. Satisfy Core Curriculum Requirements for students entering college in Fall 1999 or after.  See “General Requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree.”

  2. Satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree.
    Bachelor of Arts option – 6 semester hours of sophomore foreign language
    Bachelor of Science option - natural sciences with lab (for a total of 11 semester hours of natural sciences)

  3. General requirements:

    • Upper Division – ENGL 3430 Professional Writing; PSYC 4318 Research Methods for the Social Sciences or MKTG 4311 Buyer Behavior NONP 4312 Public Policy and Quality of Life; PSYC 3315 Statistics for the Social Sciences; ENGL 3312 Grammar and Rhetoric; 9 semester hours of HUMA, HIST, or ENGL courses; ENGL 3310 Introduction to the Study of Language (B.S. option only).  
  4. Concentration/Specialization: 24 semester hours, including COMM 3318 Communication and Public Culture; COMM 4314 Intercultural Communication; COMM 4318 Mass Media Communication; and 18 semester hours, which can include up to 3 semester hours of lower division communication or speech classes.

  5. Free electives - Enough electives to fulfill the 120 semester hour requirement and the 54 semester hours of upper division courses.

These requirements are summarized in the following table:

Communication Plan

I. CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS
(42 total core hours required).
LD LD/UD UD TOTAL
    English Composition 6     6
    College Math or higher 3     3
    Natural Sciences 6     6
    Humanities 3     3
    Visual/Performing Arts 3     3
    U.S. History 6     6
    Political Science 6     6
    Social/Behavioral Science 3     3
    Speech 3     3
    Computer Literacy 3     3

II. PLAN PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

LD
 
LD/UD

UD

TOTAL
    A. General
        ENGL 3430 Professional Writing     4 4
        (B.S. Option Only) ENGL 3310 Intro. to the Study of Language     3 3
        ENGL 3312 Grammar and Rhetoric     3 3
        PSYC 4318 Research Methods for the Social Sciences
            Or MKTG 4311 Buyer Behavior
    3 3
        PSYC 3315 Statistics for Social Sciences     3 3
        (for B.S. option) Additional Natural Science with Labs 5     5
        (for B.A. option) Foreign Language (6 s.h. in same foreign language.)   6   6
        Nine s.h. UD HUMA/HIST/ENGL     9 9

B. Concentration / Specialization (24 s.h.)
        COMM 3318 Communication and Public Culture     3 3
        COMM 4314 Intercultural Communication     3 3
        COMM 4318 Mass Media Communication     3 3
        COMM elective (LD/UD)   0-3   0-3
        COMM electives (UD)     12-15 12-15

III. FREE ELECTIVES – Additional hours to satisfy the minimum of 120 credit hours on the degree plan and any other minimums such as 54 upper division hours.
* TOTAL       120
* Total must be minimum of 120 semester hours with minimum 54 s.h.at upper division level.