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2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Studies, BS (43-602)

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Major, Bachelor of Science Degree

Mission Statement

Communication Studies is committed to preparing graduates to communicate effectively and excel at examining the role of messages in various types of human relationships, organizations, cultures and social institutions. We promote life-long learning by preparing graduates who have developed their ability to think critically, speak and write exceptionally and analyze and interpret messages creatively.

Program Outcomes

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to demonstrate all of the following:

  • Demonstrate a general knowledge and application of communication theory;
  • Demonstrate ability to critique and apply various research methods and/or approaches;
  • Demonstrate preparedness for professional life and/or further academic study; and
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge through one of the three areas: ‘communication consultancy’ or ‘social influence’ or ‘relational’ context.

Admission Policies

  1. See departmental guidelines for admissions policies. In addition;
  2. All students must complete COMM 1100  with a 2.0 or above in order to apply to the department and the Communication Studies program.
  3. Students must identify one (or more) areas: either ‘communication consultancy’ or ‘social influence and media’ or ‘relational’.

Graduation Policies

  1. Course substitutions for course requirements may be made only by your departmental faculty advisor or department chair.
  2. In order to graduate with a degree in Communication Studies, a student must obtain at least a 2.25 cumulative grade-point average
  3. Students must complete the Senior Capstone (COMM 4790 ) in order to graduate.

Communication Studies Major, B.S. Degree (43-602) 4 Year Guide  

Major Requirements: 47 Sem. Hours

Choose One of the Following Areas: 15 Sem Hours

General Education Requirements: 36 Sem Hours

All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. See The General Education Program Requirements  for full listing of requirements.  The following general education classes are required by this major:

Free Electives: 37 Sem. Hours

Minimum Total: 120 Sem. Hours

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