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Course Requirements – Communication Studies

Major in Communication Studies

The following general education courses are recommended as the way to meet the requirements
for this major:  
CIS 100 Computer Technology: Issues and Applications (3 credits)
MTH 115 Statistics (3 credits)
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
or
SOC 100 Survey of Sociology (3 credits)

A student majoring in communication studies must also earn a minimum grade of C- in ENG 101 Composition I and ENG 102 Composition II.

Courses Required in the Major (36 credit hours):

  • COM 102 Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • COM 103 Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)
  • COM 210 Rhetorical Criticism (3 credits)
  • COM 220 Nonverbal Communication (3 credits)
  • COM 230 Gender Communication (3 credits) or COM 240 Intercultural Communication (3 credits)
  • COM 350 Organizati onal Communication (3 credits)
  • COM 351 Small Group Communication (3 credits)
  • COM 370 Communication Theory (3 credits)
  • COM 380 Persuasion (3 credits)
  • COM 390 Qualitative Research Methods in Communication (3 credits)
  • COM 430 Argumentation and Debate (3 credits)
  • COM 494 Special Topics in Communication (3 credits)
  • COM 495 Senior Seminar in Communication (3 credits)