B.A. in Communication

Major Requirements/Communication (27 credits)
CO-100Introduction to Communication3
CO-155Media Literacy3
CO-220Public Speaking3
CO-221Introduction to Digital Media3
New course added to Major Requirements
(Satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) in General Education)
CO-224Introduction to Mass Communication3
CO-226Intercultural Communication3
(Satisfies Cultural Diversity in General Education)
CO-292Communication Research Methods3
CO-301Communication Theory3
CO-311Communication Ethics3
Cluster Requirements (28 credits)
Select one of the following clusters:28
Journalism and Public Relations
Introduction to Journalism
Introduction to Public Relations
Co-Curricular Practicum in Journalism
or CO-265
Co-Curricular Practicum in Public Relations
Newswriting
or CO-313
Public Relations Writing
Select 3 courses from the following Course Types: COJPW (Writing), COJPT (Theory)
Media Studies and Production
Radio Production
Introduction to Television Production
Co-Curricular Practicum in Radio
or CO-263
Co-Curricular Practicum in Television
Select 2 courses from Course Type: CORTP (Production)
Select 1 course from each of the following Course Types: CORTA (Act/Announce) and CORTW (Writing)
Select 2 courses from Course Type: CORTT (Theory)
Select one 300+ Level course from one of the following Course Types: CORTP, CORTA, CORTW, or CORTT
Communication Studies
Interpersonal Communication
Business and Professional Communication
or CO-409
Professional Media Writing
Rhetoric and Persuasion
Seminar in Communication
Select one course from the following list:
Co-Curricular Practicum in MOCC
Co-Curricular Practicum in CommWorks
Co-Curricular Practicum in Service Learning
Select 3 courses from Course Type: COCST (Theory)
Select 2 courses from Course Type: COCSD (Delivery)
Interdisciplinary Requirements (6 credits)
HU-201Critical Discourse3
(Satisfies Reasoned Oral Discourse in General Education)
MA-105Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences3
MA 105 required for placement scores of 1, 2, or 3; MA 151 required for placement score of 4.
(Satisfies Mathematics in General Education)
Free Electives (26 credits) 1
Select 26 or more credits of free electives 126
General Education Requirements (33 credits) 2
Complete 33 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 233
Total Credits120

Notes

  • 54 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher.
  • Students must complete courses listed in MAJOR section and at least one CLUSTER in order to be considered for graduation.

Sequence Chart: Applied Communication Cluster

Freshman
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
CO-155 Media Literacy3Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT) AR,DA,MU,TH3
CO-100 Introduction to Communication3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
HS-xxx Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)3CO-120 Interpersonal Communication3
Gen*Ed Social Science (SS.SV)3MA-105 Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences (Gen*Ed Mathematics)3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Sophomore
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EN-2xx Gen*Ed Literature (LIT)3CO-220 Public Speaking3
HU-201 Critical Discourse (Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD)3CO-233 Rhetoric and Persuasion3
CO-224 Introduction to Mass Communication3CO-221 Introduction to Digital Media (Gen*Ed Technological Literacy (TL)3
FO-xxx Gen*Ed Ed World Languages3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV) or Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3Free Elective3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Junior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
CO-225 Business and Professional Communication3CO-301 Communication Theory3
CO-226 Intercultural Communication (Gen*Ed Cultural Diversity (CD)3CO-311 Communication Ethics3
CO-292 Communication Research Methods3COxxx Comm. Studies Required Elective (COCST, COCSD)3
COxxx Comm. Studies Required Elective (COCST, COCSD)3COxxx Comm. Studies Required Elective (COCST, COCSD)3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Senior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
PR-4xx Gen*Ed Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3CO-491 Seminar in Communication3
COxxx Comm. Studies Required Elective (COCST, COCSD)3COxxx Comm. Studies Required Elective (COCST, COCSD)3
Free Elective (Internship Recommended)3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective (Internship Recommended)3
Free Elective3Free Elective2
 CO-266 Co-Curricular Practicum in CommWorks1
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Total Credits 120

Sequence Chart: Journalism/Public Relations Cluster

Freshman
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EN-101 College Composition I3CO-211 Introduction to Journalism or 2953
CO-100 Introduction to Communication3EN-102 College Composition II3
CO-155 Media Literacy3MA-105 Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences (Gen*Ed Mathematics)3
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
Gen*Ed Social Science (SS.SV)3Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT) AR,DA,MU,TH3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Sophomore
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EN-2xx Gen*Ed Literature (LIT)3CO-220 Public Speaking3
HU-201 Critical Discourse (Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD)3CO-221 Introduction to Digital Media (Gen*Ed Technological Literacy (TL))3
CO-224 Introduction to Mass Communication3CO-215 Newswriting or 3133
FO-xxx Gen*Ed World Languages3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
CO-211 Introduction to Journalism or 2953Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV) or Social Science (SS. SV)3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Junior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
CO-226 Intercultural Communication (Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD)3CO-301 Communication Theory3
CO-292 Communication Research Methods3CO-311 Communication Ethics3
COxxx Journ. / PR Required Elective (COJPW, COJPT)3COxxx Journ. / PR Required Elective (COJPW, COJPT)3
COxxx Journ. / PR Required Elective (COJPW, COJPT)3CO xxx Journ. / PR Required Elective (COJPW, COJPT)3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Senior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
PR-4xx Gen*Ed Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3CO-xxx Journalism/ PR Required Elective (COJPW, COJPT)3
COxxx Journ. / PR Required Elective (COJPW, COJPT)3Free Elective (Internship Recommended)3
CO-264 Co-Curricular Practicum in Journalism or 2651Free Elective3
Free Elective (Internship Recommended)3Free Elective3
Free Elective2Free Elective3
Free Elective3 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Total Credits 120

Sequence Chart: Media Studies and Production Cluster

Freshman
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
CO-100 Introduction to Communication3CO-102 Radio Production or 1453
CO-155 Media Literacy3MA-105 Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences (Gen*Ed Mathematics)3
Gen*Ed Historical Perspecitves (HS.SV)3Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT) AR,DA,MU,TH3
Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Sophomore
FallCreditsSpringCredits
CO-224 Introduction to Mass Communication3CO-220 Public Speaking3
CO-102 Radio Production or 1453CO-221 Introduction to Digital Media (Gen*Ed Technological Literacy (TL))3
HU-201 Critical Discourse (Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD)3CO-xxx Broadcast Required Elective (CORTA, CORTP, CORTT, CORTW)3
EN-2xx Gen*Ed Literature (LIT)3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
FO-xxx Gen*Ed World Language3Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives or Social Science Survey(HS.SV or SS.SV)3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Junior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
CO-226 Intercultural Communication (Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD)3CO-301 Communication Theory3
CO-292 Communication Research Methods3CO-311 Communication Ethics3
CO-xxx Broadcast Required Elective (CORTA, CORTT, CORTP, CORTW)3CO-xxx Broadcast Required Elective (CORTA, CORTT, CORTP, CORTW)3
CO-xxx Broadcast Required Elective (CORTA, CORTT, CORTP, CORTW)3CO-xxx Broadcast Required Elective (CORTA, CORTT, CORTP, CORTW)3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Senior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
CO-262 Co-Curricular Practicum in Radio or 2631CO-xxx Broadcast Required Elective 300+ level or above (CORTA, CORTT, CORTP, CORTW)3
COxxx Broadcast Required Elective (CORTA, CORTT, CORTP, CORTW)3Free Elective (Internship Recommended)3
PR-4xx Gen*Ed Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3Free Elective3
Free Elective (Internship Recommended)3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective2 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Total Credits 120