The major in Communication Studies emphasizes an understanding of communication principles and humanistic approaches to communication studies as well as the development of skills in political, organizational, and interpersonal contexts. The major provides a foundation for graduate work or for a career in any profession that deals with the public, such as politics, law, business, social work, or teaching. Students majoring in Communication Studies may focus their course work by choosing one of two concentrations: Organizational Communication or Interpersonal/Intercultural Communication.

Required Introductory Courses (6 Credits)
CMM1023
CMM1043
Required Intermediate Courses (6 Credits)
Select two of the following:6
CMM202
CMM204
CMM214
CMM357
Required Theory Courses (4 Credits)
CMM3534
or CMM354
Elective Courses (12 Credits)
Select 12 credits, including at least 6 upper-division credits12
Concentration (12 Credits)
CMM4553
Select three of the following:9
PSY330
SOC379
CMM355
CMM358
CMM359
CMM452
Total Credits40

This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Eight-Semester Plan
Year 1
FallCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
Gen Ed: Mathematical Inquiry (MATH) 3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART) 3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST) 3
CMM102 3
 Credits15
Spring
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD) 3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM) 3
CMM104 3
 Credits15
Year 2
Fall
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3
Intermediate Major Course 1 3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST) 3
Elective 2 3
 Credits15
Spring
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI) 3
Intermediate Major Course 1 3
CMM359 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Year 3
Fall
Concentration Elective 3 3
Concentration Elective 3 3
Upper-Division Major Elective 3
Upper-Division Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
CMM353
or CMM354

or
4
Upper-Division Major Elective 3
Major Elective 3
General Electives 6
 Credits16
Year 4
Fall
CMM455 3
Concentration Elective 3 3
Upper-Division Electives 6
Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
Major Elective or Internship 4 3
Upper-division Electives 12
 Credits15
 Total Credits121