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.



COM 210Mass Communication and Society3
COM/ENG 211Speech3
COM 212Interpersonal Communication3
COM 250Writing for Mass Media3
COM 320Research Methods in Mass Comm3
COM 370Mass Media Law and Ethics3
COM 420Mass Comm Issues/Ethics3
COM Elective (Upper-level Communication writing course)3
Required Internship
COM 430Media Internship 11-6
COM Electives12
Total Hours36

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:The Modern Rhetoric3
ENG 335H2b:Travel Writing3
ENG 340H3:Professional Writing II3
ENG 342Grant Writing3
ENG 385H3:Literature and Film3
ENG 420Creative Writing:Pub/Perform3
ENG 440Adv Studies in Composition3
BUS 113Business Communications3
BUS 233Principles of Marketing3
BUS 308Global Integrated Mktg Commun3
GD/COM 295Graphic Design3
GD/COM 296Graphic Design II3