Communication Studies BA or BS

This program provides a broad-based study of human communication. The course of study is designed by the student with the advisor’s consent. Students whose programs consist primarily of dramatic arts and public speaking courses will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree. Those students who concentrate in interpersonal, organizational, mass media, and journalism course work will be awarded the Bachelor of Science degree.


General Education — 51 hours

See the General Education Curriculum Section for the complete list of courses.

Major — 34 hours*

COM 3010Theories of Communication


COM 4000Advanced Public Speaking


COM 4510Career Internship in Communication Studies


COM 4550Research Methods in Communication Studies


COM 4800Senior Project in Communication Studies


COM Communication Studies Electives (any area) at or above 2000-level


Twelve (12) hours from four (4) of the following areas:

  • Dramatic Arts
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Media Arts & Studies
  • Multimedia Journalism

COM 4510: 3 hours required

COM 4800: 1 hour required

* At least 17 of the total 34 hours in the major must be upper-division (3000 and 4000 level) courses.

Additional Requirement — 2 hours

ITI 1900Business Information Technology


Minor (Student’s Choice) — 15-18 hours

General Electives — 15-18 hours

Total Credit Hours: 120