Communication Studies - Bachelor of Arts

In addition to completing the general education requirements of the university and the college, students majoring in communication studies are required to complete 21 credits of core COMM courses and 15 credits of COMM electives for a total of 36 credits. Any exception to these policies requires department head approval.

All COMM courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better.


General Education Requirements 136
Viewing a Wider World Requirements 26
Core Courses21
Principles of Human Communication3
Survey of Communication Theory3
Communication Research Methods3
Persuasion Theory and Practice3
Organizational Communication3
Communication and Culture3
Interpersonal Communication3
Second Language Requirement 3
Departmental Elective Courses
Select an additional 15 credits from COMM to reach a total of 36 credits.15
General Electives to bring total to 12042
Total Credits120

 For Information regarding the General Education Course Requirements see the General Education Courses section of the catalog.


 For information on the Viewing a Wider World Requirements, see the General Education Courses section of the catalog


Students seeking the BA in Communication Studies must meet the second language requirement. Take two years of a second language or complete the second language through the 212 or 214 level as indicated in Section III of the College Degree Requirement section.