The following is only one source of information regarding a student’s program of study for a B.A. in Communication. Note: Some courses required in the major will also fulfill requirements for the General Education Curriculum. Students should always meet with a faculty advisor for information on course scheduling, rotation, and selection and for planning an effective and efficient program of study.
Other coursework may be accepted as hours toward Communication Electives with approval of the Department Chair.
Communication majors are required to take a minor to focus some of their electives and to help maximize their career goals and interests. Minors range from 18-24 semester hours. Students are to make appropriate adjustments in free elective hours to ensure the minimum of 124 required semester hours required in the chosen curriculum. Communication majors may not minor in Communication. However, Communication majors may minor in Film Studies.
B.A. Degree Requirements:
Foreign Language (one area – minimum of 6 hours at the 200 level or above)
*Field Experience: Student field experiences can be realized through the internship program. To be eligible, students must be classified as juniors or seniors and must possess a 2.5 or higher overall grade point average. Communication majors are required to complete a field experience as part of the degree requirements. This is accomplished through formal internship placement (COM 460) with an appropriate professional agency. Students may or may not be compensated for their internship experience. The scope of such experiences must exceed that of required communication practicum courses and should acquaint students with actual professional practices in their disciplines. A minimum of 120 hours of on-site experience is required for 3 hours of credit per semester.
Total Hours Required for a B.A. in Communication: 124 Semester Hours