Communication Studies Major

Major in Communication Studies (B.A.)

  • COM210 Perspectives on Human Communication
  • COM213 Media Communication
  • COM363 Methods of Communication Research

Choose one of the following emphases:

•  Relational Studies Emphasis (35-38 credits):

  • COM370 Interpersonal Communication
  • COM400 Family Communication
  • COM481 Internship in Communication
  • COM497 Capstone: Relational Studies

Choose one from:

  • COM220  Group Communication
  • COM322  Advanced Group Communication

Choose three from Relational Topics:

  • COM314G* Gender Communication
  • COM355Z*  Intercultural Communication
  • COM462 a Topics in Relational Communication
  • GES448P*   Abusive Relationships and Christian Responsibility

Choose one Oral Communication course:

  • COM301A*  Oral Interpretation
  • COM318     Argumentation and Debate
  • COM386     Advanced Public Speaking

Choose one Communication Analysis course

  • COM361  Rhetorical Criticism
  • COM375  Media Criticism and Theory
  • COM463  Topics in Communication Analysis

•  Rhetoric and Public Influence Emphasis (38-39 credits):

  • COM230L* Introduction to Rhetoric and Public Influence
  • COM318    Argumentation and Debate
  • COM361    Rhetorical Criticism
  • COM463 a Topics in Communication Analysis
  • COM498    Capstone: Rhetoric and Public Influence

Choose two Communication Analysis courses:

  • COM325  Political Communication
  • COM375  Media Criticism and Theory
  • COM463 a Topics in Communication Analysis

Choose one Oral Communication course:

  • COM301A*  Oral Interpretation
  • COM386      Advanced Public Speaking

Choose one Relational Communication course:

  • COM220    Group Communication
  • COM322     Advanced Group Communication
  • COM355Z*  Intercultural Communication
  • COM370     Interpersonal Communication

Two elective courses (6 credits) from history or political science courses (3 credits at 300-level or above)

Total Major Credits: 45-49

General Education……………… 51-52
Electives…………………………… 21-26

Total Credits: 122

* A student may also choose to use this course to meet a General Education requirement.

a Course may be repeated for credit when topics offered are different.