BA Communication Courses

The Bachelor of arts with a major in communication curriculum requires the completion of 120 hours of course work. The average course load is 15 hours based on eight semesters.

General Education – 30 credit hours

ENG 143 College Composition 
SP 203 Effective Speaking
HUM 203 Humanities Seminar
PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
PSY 3023 Cross-Cultural Psychology
Humanities elective - 3 credit hours
Math elective - 3 credit hours
Science elective - 3 credit hours
Math or Science elective - 3 credit hours
General Education - 3 credit hours

Content Requirements – 59 credit hours

Communication Core

UE 101 University Experience or UE 111 Online Learning Orientation 
COM 102 Professional Practice I
COM 111 Communication Practices and Professions
COM 153 Principles of Public Relations
COM 163 Interpersonal Communication
COM 183 Writing for the Media
COM 202 Professional Practice II
COM 203 Media and Society
COM 233 Intercultural Communication
COM 243 Digital Media Creation 
COM 253 Event Planning and Promotion 
COM 263 Communication Research
COM 273 Video Production 
COM 302 Professional Practice III
COM 303 Digital Photography
COM 363 Rhetoric and Persuasion 
COM 373 Topics in Communication 
COM 383 Advanced Writing for the Media 
COM 402 Professional Practice IV
COM 433 Media Law and Ethics
COM 453 Public Relations Planning & Campaigns 
MUS 363 Recording Techniques and Sound Reinforcement
COM 4013 Senior Capstone Internship
or COM 4281 Senior Communication Proposal
and COM 4292 Senior Communication Project

Career Focused Electives - 15 credit hours

Advisors will assist students in selecting 15 hours of career-focused electives from the following prefixes: COM, CSIT, DEI, ENG, HR, HUM, LDR, MGT, MK, POLS, SI, SOC

Free Electives - 13 credit hours

Electives are determined in conjunction with an advisor and based upon student interest. 

For complete description of the above requirements, please go to Course Catalog.