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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 – 42 credit hours

ENG 143 College Composition  or ENG 133 Technical Communication
SP 203 Effective Speaking
FLM 203 Film Appreciation
HUM 203 Humanities Seminar
PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
COM 123 The History of Media 
COM 163 Interpersonal Communication
COM 203 Media and Society
Social Science Elective – 3 credit hours
Literature course – 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

Program Requirements – 48 credit hours

Communication Core

COM 111 Communication Practices and Professions
COM 213 Business Communication
COM 233 Intercultural Communication
COM 263 Communication Theories and Research
COM 293 Argumentation and Debate
COM 301 Media Practicum (taken twice) (2)
COM 433 Media Law and Ethics
COM 4013 Senior Capstone Internship
or COM 4281 Senior Communication Proposal
and COM 4292 Senior Communication Project

Public Relation Core

COM 153 Principles of Public Relations
COM 253 Event Planning and Promotion
COM 353 Public Relations Writing and Production
COM 363 Rhetoric and Persuasion
COM 453 Public Relations Planning and Campaigns

Digital Media Core

COM 183 Writing for Media
COM 243 Digital Media Creation
COM 343 Web Content Management
COM 373 Topics - Sport Broadcasting
COM 383 Advanced Writing for the Media

Additional Requirements – 45 credit hours

UE 101 University Experience
Free Electives – 14 credit hours

Choose from one of the following professional preparation tracks

COM+Criminal Justice - 15 credit hours

LE 103 Introduction to Criminal Justice
LE 153 Juvenile Justice
LE 253 Probation, Parole and Community Corrections
LE 263 Introduction to Criminal Law and Justice
LE 273 Criminal Procedures and Evidence

COM+Sports - 15 credit hours

EXS 103 Teaching of Sport Skills I
EXS 123 Teaching of Sport Skills II
EXS 203 Risk of Sports
EXS 221 Officiating
EXS 483 Professional Development in Exercise Science

COM+Environment - choose 15 hours

BIO 124/124L Principles of Biology II and Laboratory
BIO 214/214L Conservation and Laboratory
BIO 222 Florida Keys Trip
BIO 334/334L Environmental Biology and Laboratory
EAS 213 Physical Geography
CE 3101 Environmental Engineering Laboratory
CE 3103 Environmental Engineering (CH 114 prerequisite waived for COM+ majors)
CE 4113 Environment Remediation


THE 103 Intro to Theater
COM 323 Advanced Public Speaking
COM 423 Arts & Non-Profit Communication

Choose 9 hours:
THE 203 Theater Production 
THE 303 Special Topics (can be repeated)


EXS 223 Esports Analytics
EXS 253 Esports Administration
HIS 283 History of Gaming
SM 393 Sport Psychology
CSIT 163 Using Programming Language to Solve Problems

COM+Strategic Focus

Choose at lease 15 hours in consultation with your COM major advisor.
These courses must be approved by the HAC department chair to ensure they meet the professional track requirements.

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