Communication Studies Curriculum Map

Curriculum

Required courses and recommended terms during which they should be taken:

FallWinterSpring
COM104 Introduction to Communication 3    
COM225 Interpersonal Communication 3    
MIS101 Word Processing Software Lab 1    
PSY201 Psychology 3    
WRI121 English Composition 3    
Laboratory Science elective 4    
Total   17    
COM105 Introduction to Communication Theory   3  
COM115 Introduction to Mass Communication   3  
MIS102 Spreadsheet Software Lab   1  
PSY202 Psychology   3  
SPE111 Public Speaking   3  
WRI122 English Composition   3  
Total     16  
ART207 Graphic Design     3
COM106 Introduction to Communication Research     3
COM109 Technology and Communication     3
COM205 Intercultural Communication     3
MIS103 Presentations Graphics Software Lab     1
PSY203 Psychology     3
Total       16
These maps are provided for general planning purposes only. Students should consult with their academic advisor for complete degree requirements.
FallWinterSpring
COM216 Grammar and Punctuation 3    
MATH Any for which MATH 100 pre-req 4    
SPE321 Small Group and Team Communication 3    
WRI227 Technical Report Writing 3    
Social Science Elective 3    
Total   16    
COM237 Visual Communication   3  
COM276 Democracy and Media   3  
JOUR211 Publications—Student Newspaper   3  
Focused Sequence elective (outside 1)**   3  
Social Science elective   3  
Total     15  
COM248 Digital Media Production     3
COM255 Communication Ethics     3
Business elective     3
Focused Sequence elective*     3
Laboratory Science/Math elective     4
Total       16
These maps are provided for general planning purposes only. Students should consult with their academic advisor for complete degree requirements.
FallWinterSpring
COM301 Rhetorical Theory and Applications 3    
COM325 Gender and Communication 3    
COM326 Communication Research 3    
Focused Sequence elective (outside 2)** 3    
Social Science elective (UD) 3    
Total   15    
COM345 Organizational Communication I   3  
SPE314 Argumentation   3  
Focused Sequence elective (outside 3)**   3  
Focused Sequence elective in major (UD)(2)*   3  
Social Science elective(UD)   3  
Total     15  
COM347 Negotiation and Conflict     3
COM358 Communication and the Law     3
Focused Sequence elective (outside 4)**     3
Humanities elective     3
Writing (UD)     3
Total       15
These maps are provided for general planning purposes only. Students should consult with their academic advisor for complete degree requirements.
FallWinterSpring
COM309 Applied Technology 3    
COM420 Extern/Senior Project 4    
Elective 3    
Humanities Elective (UD) 3    
Social Science elective 3    
Total   16    
COM420 Extern/Senior Project   4  
Focused Sequence elective in major(UD)(3)*   3  
Social Science elective   3  
Social Science elective(UD)   3  
Total     13  
COM420 Extern/Senior Project     4
COM424 Capstone Course     3
Focused Sequence elective in major (UD)(4)*     3
Laboratory Science/Math elective     4
Total       14
These maps are provided for general planning purposes only. Students should consult with their academic advisor for complete degree requirements.

Total Required Credits for B.S. Communication Studies: 184

* A series of four courses chosen from within the major applicable to the student's career aspirations. Three of the four courses should be upper division. Students consult with their advisors when choosing these courses.
** A series of four courses chosen from outside the major applicable to the student's career aspirations. Students consult with their advisors when choosing these courses.

Curriculum notes: To earn the Bachelor of Science degree, students must complete 36 credits in mathematics and science or 45 credits in mathematics, science, and social science. Students must also complete 60 credits of upper-division courses.

There is no guarantee of externships for Communication Studies majors. The best externship experiences are often those identified and arranged by students.