Communication (B.A.)

Student Learning Outcomes

  • The Graduates of the Communication program will use research skills to critically analyze, synthesize and evaluate current research literature and online information to evaluate communication theory and professional practice in terms of practical applicability.
  • The Graduates of the Communication program will compose written work in the style of the communication professions and employ effective oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • The Graduates of the Communication program will apply critical thinking, scholarship and knowledge of content to analyze moral and ethical issues in contemporary society and professional communication settings.
  • The Graduates of the Communication program will identify and apply the skills of a specialized area of communication.
  • The Graduates of the Corporate Communication program will apply the skills of Corporate Communication to a professional environment.



Mass Communication and Society
Interpersonal Communication
Writing for Mass Media
Research Methods in Mass Comm
Mass Comm Issues/Ethics
COM Elective (Upper-level Communication writing course)
Required Internship
Media Internship 1
COM Electives15
Total Hours36

COM 430 credits count toward the 15 credits of Communication Electives. The Internship requirement can be satisfied with internships in other majors or fields, but other internships do not count as Communication Electives.

Note: Communication majors and minors also may choose from the following non-Communication courses to satisfy Communication Department elective semester hour requirements:

ENG 220Introduction Creative Writing3
ENG 240Professional Writing I3
ENG 320Advanced Creative Writing3
ENG 323H3:TH3:The Modern Rhetoric3
ENG 335H2b:TH3:Travel Writing3
ENG 340H3:TH3:ProfessionalWritingII3
ENG 341Business Writing3
ENG 385H3:TH3:Literature and Film3
ENG 420Creative Writing:Pub/Perform3
ENG 440Adv Studies in Composition3
BUS 233Principles of Marketing3
BUS 430Digital Marketing3
GD/COM 295Graphic Design3
GD/COM 296Graphic Design II3