Degree Requirements

Communication Studies Major Requirements

Major Program Requirements
Thirty-seven semester credits of communication courses, including:

  • CO 101  Basic Communication
  • CO 108  Desktop Publishing
  • CO 206  Small Group Communication
  • CO 225  Professional Communication
  • CO 280  Gender Communication
  • CO/ENWR 306  Writing for the Print Media
  • CO 308  Communication Ethics
  • CO 320  Organizational Communication
  • CO 325 Intercultural Communications
  • CO 340  Interpersonal Communication Theory
  • CO 395  Research Methods
  • CO 414  Human Communication Theory
  • CO 495  Senior Practicum: The Graceful Exit

Notes:
1.   A maximum of 6 credit hours in forensics at the 200-level or above may apply toward the communication studies major.
2.   Forensics at 200-level or above may be substituted for CO 225.
3.   All degree students should review requirements for graduation as described in this catalog.

The Department of Communication Studies will administera two-part comprehensive exam at the end of each student’s senior year. The first part, an oral presentation by the student, is required of all students. The second part, the comprehensive on all communication coursework, is not required of students who complete CO 499, Honors Thesis.

Communication Studies Minor Requirements

Minor Program Requirements
Twenty-one semester credits in communication, including:

  • CO 101  Basic Communication
  • CO 206  Small Group Communication
  • CO 225  Professional Communication
  • CO 280  Gender Communication
  • CO/ENWR 306  Writing for the Print Media
  • CO 308  Communication Ethics
  • CO 340  Interpersonal Communication Theory

Note:  A maximum of 3 semester credits in forensics at the 200-level or above may apply towards the communication studies minor. Forensics at the 200-level or above may be substituted for CO 225.

Minor in TV Production
I. Minor Program Requirements

Eighteen credits, including:

  • CO 310 Mass Media
  • CO 165 Fundamentals of TV & Film Production I
  • CO 166 Fundamentals of TV & Film Production II
  • CO 265 Basic Single Camera Production
  • CO 425 Career internship at TV station
  • CO/ENWR 306 Writing for the Print Media

Minor in Social Media
I. Minor Program Requirements

Eighteen credits, including:

  • ART 112 Digital Photography
  • CO 108 Digital Publishing
  • CO 130 Viral Video
  • CO 250 Social Media & Communication
  • CS 202 Web Development

Plus one of the following:

  • CO 165 Fundamentals of TV and Film Production: Writing for Film and TV
  • CO 306 Writing for the Media

Certificate in Social Media
I. Certificate Program Requirements

Twelve credits, including:

  • CO 250 Social Media & Communication
  • CS 202 Web Development

Plus two of the following:

  • ART 112 Digital Photography
  • CO 108 Digital Publishing
  • CO 130 Viral Video

Curriculum in Communication Studies for the Associate of Arts Degree

Program Requirements
Twenty-four semester credits in communication studies,
including:

  • CO 101 Basic Communication
  • CO 206 Small Group Communication
  • CO 225 Professional Communication
  • CO 280 Gender Communication
  • CO/ENWR 306 Writing for the Print Media
  • CO 308 Communication Ethics
  • CO 340 Interpersonal Communication Theory
  • CO 414 Human Communication Theory

Note: All degree students should review requirements for graduation as described in this catalog.