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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Studies, BS (43-602) (4 Year Guide)

This guide is valid for this Undergraduate Catalog only and is subject to change. This guide is a recommendation only and your actual program may vary. The time it takes to complete a degree and the sequence in which courses are taken will depend on any credits transferred to UCM and on placement in math and writing. See the current Undergraduate Catalog for a complete listing of academic policies, curriculum, prerequisites, and course descriptions.

Suggested Schedule

Semester Total: 16 Hours

Semester Total: 15 Hours

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

Semester Total: 15 Hours

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

Semester Total: 15 Hours

Junior Year - Fall Semester

Semester Total: 15 Hours

Junior Year - Spring Semester

Semester Total: 15 Hours

Senior Year - Fall Semester

  • Major Area Elective (3) **
  • Free Choice Electives (12) ***

Semester Total: 15 Hours

Senior Year - Spring Semester

Semester Total: 14 Hours

Communication Studies Major, BS Degree - 120 Hours

  • # Students will choose between COMM 2320  (spring semester only) or COMM 2380  (fall semester only). During the term when one is not taken, students should take a general education course.
  • * Course if offered only in the semester indicated.
  • ** This major requires 15 credit hours of Major Area Electives from one of three content areas: Communication Consultancy; Social Influence and Media; Relational. See the Undergraduate Catalog for the approved courses in each area.
  • *** Depending on the choices made for the 15 hour of major area electives, the minimum number (30) of upper level credit hours required for graduation may not be met. If needed, include upper level choices (3000/4000) in your general education and/or free choice electives.
  • 10 This course fulfills Competency 10 - Integration in the General Education program. The hours count in the major, not in general education.
  • To satisfy the General Education Assessment (GEA) Policy, students must take the GEA after they earn 60 credit hours but before earning 75 credit hours. Transfer students who have more than 60 hours earned should take the exam during their second semester at UCM. Students must achieve a passing score of 425 to meet graduation requirements. Students may register for the GEA through MyCentral. Contact UCM Testing Services (HUM 216, 660-543-4919, testingservices@ucmo.edu) for more information.