The B.A. degree program in Communication Studies provides maximum flexibility in planning for a variety of academic and occupational goals. The curriculum is personalized for each student. Although the student will play an important role in curriculum planning, his or her program is closely supervised by the advisor. Specific curricular, extracurricular, and internship programs are planned as integral parts of each student's program. Departmentally approved courses provide the student diversity or a more focused approach, depending on the student's needs and goals. Courses outside the department that relate to the student's needs and goals are also encouraged.
Courses in Communication Studies also can count as an option area in the B.S. degree program in the College of Human Science and Services. Other courses can count toward a minor in public relations when taken in conjunction with specific journalism and marketing courses.
Students selecting this major may pursue studies in business and professional communication, communication theory, oral interpretation, rhetoric and public address, or public relations.
The program requires a minimum of 36 credits (maximum 51 credits) in the major.
Communication studies majors interested in a communication/music related career may complete a second major in music. Contact Professor Derbyshire for more information.
A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.