Communication Studies

Degree Requirements

Core Courses

These courses are required for all Communication Studies majors:

  • COMM 1020 Public Speaking
  • COMM 1050 Intro to Communication Theory
  • COMM 1270 Critical Thinking and Communicating
  • COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 2120 Small Group Communication
  • COMM 2700 Voice & Civility in Public Discourse
  • COMM 3060 Communication Theory
  • COMM 3190 Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 3510 Ethics in Communication
  • COMM 4900R Internship
  • COMM 4450 Communication Research
  • COMM 4980 Senior Seminar Capstone
  • MDIA 4440R Strategic Communication Practicum

Total Core Requirements: 37 credits

Emphasis Course Options:

(Take any five of these courses.)

  • COMM 3010 Nonverbal Communication
  • COMM 3120 Family Communication
  • COMM 3130 Rhetoric and Public Communication
  • COMM 3150 Lying and Deception
  • COMM 3230 Health Communication
  • COMM 3330 Negotiations and Bargaining
  • COMM 3350 Interviewing
  • COMM 3400 Gender Communication
  • COMM 3460 Content and Rhetorical Analysis
  • MDIA 3480 New Social Media
  • MDIA 3580 Organizational Communication and System Dynamics
  • COMM 3850 Organizational Communication
  • COMM 4010 Persuasion
  • COMM 4020 Integrated Oral Presentations
  • COMM 4050 Leadership & High Performance Teams
  • COMM 4490 Communication and Contemporary Public Issues .
  • COMM 4500 Human Communication & Conflict
  • MDIA 4580 Strategic Communication Campaigns

Total Emphasis Requirements: 15


Degree Emphases

If you are interested in becoming a Communication Studies major, you may select for these current offerings:

    • Communication Studies Emphasis
    • Organizational and Leadership Emphasis

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