This is an unofficial description for this program. For official information check the Academic Catalog.
A minor is required with this major.
38 credits total, with 12 credits in core courses, 8 credits in required gateway courses* from a specified emphasis area, and at least 18 other credits of directed electives.
Area of Emphasis
(Students must take at least 3 courses, in addition to the gateway courses listed, in one of these 2 areas)
Additional credits such that a student has at least 10 credits in 400-level classes and at least 38 total credits in the major. Two courses from other departments can count as directed electives towards the major, upon advisor approval.
All students must also take COMM 140 (Public Speaking to fulfill a Skill Area I requirement in General Education).
*Required gateway courses for a particular emphasis area
This emphasis area offers students preparation for careers in employee communication, special events and training and development in corporate and non-profit organizations and government agencies.
*Gateway courses: COMM 356 and COMM 453.
Designed for students interested in careers in promotions and public relations, this emphasis provides students with both the theoretical knowledge and the practical experience that is necessary to implement strategic communication campaigns and initiatives for organizations in the for-profit and not for profit sector.
*Gateway courses: COMM 334; and either COMM 410 or COMM 411 or COMM 434 or COMM 439