Communication Studies Major Requirements
A major in Communication Studies requires a minimum of 39 semester hours beyond the basic core requirements of the University. English 101 and 102 are prerequisite to all communication courses unless the chair grants an exception. Students majoring in Communication Studies must complete a fifteen-semester hour core and a 24-semester hour concentration. The fifteen-semester hour core is comprised of:
COMM 220: Digital Media Convergence (3 hrs.)
COMM 310: Techniques of Media Writing (3 hrs.)
COMM 320: Media Operations and Management (3 hrs.)
COMM 380: Communication Theory (3 hrs.)
COMM 480: Legal and Ethical Issues in Mass Media (3 hrs.)
COMM 220 is the prerequisite for all production courses in the department. Students are advised to complete it in their freshman or sophomore year.
Concentrations in Graphic Design, Photography, Public Relations, or Video and Film are completed with an additional 24 hours in the chosen concentration to meet the minimum 39 hours requirement. Students may utilize HONR 400 and/or HONR 401 may be used to fulfill three hours of credit toward a concentration.