Communication Studies Curriculum Map

FallWinterSpring
COM104 Introduction to Communication 3    
COM115 Introduction to Mass Communication 3    
COM225 Interpersonal Communication 3    
PSY201 Psychology 3    
WRI121 English Composition 3    
Total   15    
COM105 Introduction to Communication Theory   3  
HUM125 Introduction to Technology, Society and Values   3  
PSY202 Psychology   3  
WRI122 English Composition   3  
Social Science elective   3  
Total     15  
COM106 Introduction to Communication Research     3
PSY203 Psychology     3
SPE111 Fundamentals of Speech     3
Elective     3
MATH 105 Collegiate Mathematics
OR
MATH 111 College Algebra
OR
MATH 243 Introd
    4
Total       16
These maps are provided for general planning purposes only. Students should consult with their academic advisor for complete degree requirements.
FallWinterSpring
JOUR211 Publications—Student Newspaper 3    
SPE321 Small Group and Team Communication 3    
WRI227 Technical Report Writing 3    
Elective 3    
Laboratory Science elective 4    
Total   16    
COM276 Democracy and Media   3  
Elective   3  
Focused Sequence elective*   3  
Focused Sequence elective*   3  
Laboratory Science/Math elective   4  
Total     16  
COM205 Intercultural Communication     3
COM237 Introduction to Visual Communication     3
COM255 Communication Ethics     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
COM326 Communication Research 3    
ECO202 Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics 3    
Focused Sequence elective* 3    
Focused Sequence elective* 3    
Major elective** 3    
Total   15    
COM301 Rhetorical Theory and Application   3  
COM345 Organizational Communication I   3  
Focused Sequence elective*   3  
Major elective**   3  
Major elective**   3  
Total     15  
Focused Sequence elective*     3
Humanities elective     3
Major elective (upper-division)**     3
Major elective**     3
Major elective**     3
Total       15
These maps are provided for general planning purposes only. Students should consult with their academic advisor for complete degree requirements.
FallWinterSpring
COM421 Senior Project I*** 3    
Elective 3    
Elective (upper-division) 3    
Elective (upper-division) 3    
Focused Sequence elective**** 3    
Total   15    
COM422 Senior Project II***   3  
Business elective   3  
Elective (upper-division)   3  
Focused Sequence elective (upper-division)*   3  
Social Science elective (upper-division)   3  
Total     15  
COM 420 Externship***
OR
COM 423 Senior Project III***
    15
Elective     0
Focused Sequence elective (upper-division)*     0
Social Science elective (upper-division)     0
Social Science elective (upper-division)     0
Total       15
These maps are provided for general planning purposes only. Students should consult with their academic advisor for complete degree requirements.
* Chosen by students from a list of focused sequence of electives and developed in consultation with their advisors. The focused sequence totals 30 units of the student’s choice; three credits must be upper-division.

** Chosen by students from a list of Communication, Organizational Communication, and Technical Communication electives (six credits required of each; minimum of 4 credits upper division; minimum one upper-division writing course which meets general education Communication requirements.)

*** During the senior year, students will complete a capstone project, either a senior project or externship, in which they apply and integrate the skills gained in their courses. The senior project will be completed under the supervision of a faculty advisor and will span the academic year. Externships will be concentrated in one or more terms and will require supervision of a faculty advisor.

**** For senior project students, this focused sequence elective must be upper-division.

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.