Communication Studies

Degree Overview

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The Communication Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in Communication. The need for effective communication skills is great in today's competitive market. The faculty is available to assist you in your career and academic choices.

The Curriculum

The Department of Communication's curriculum is designed to develop the student both academically and professionally. Students will acquire oral and written communication skills that enhance their career goals and also prepare them for advanced degrees in the discipline. 

BA in Communication Studies

Required Courses (15 Credit Hours)

CN 101 Principles & Practices of Human Communication (3 credit hours)
CN 150 Public Speaking (3 credit hours)
CN 302 Communication Theory (3 credit hours)
CN 395 Research Methods (3 credit hours)
CN 498 Senior Capstone (3 credit hours) OR
CN 391 Capstone Internship

Elective Courses (21 Credit Hours)

CN 306 Health Communication (3)
CN 307 Legal Communication(3)
CN 308 Organizational Communication (3)
CN 309 Political Communication (3)
CN 330  Conflict and Negotiation (3)
CN 340 Interviewing (3)
CN 341 Persuasive Speaking (3)
CN 342 Small Group Communication (3)
CN 350 Persuasion (3)
CN 351 Interpersonal Communication (3)
CN 364 Gender & Communication (3)
CN 365 Business an Professional Presentation (3)
CN 366 Nonverbal Communication (3)
CN 370 Communication Training and Development (3)
CN 154/343 Forensics (1) limit 3 hours
CN 295/395 Special Topics (3)
CN 490 Directed Research (3)

Minor in Communication Studies

Required Courses (6 Hours)

CN 101 Principles & Practices of Human Communication (3)
CN 150 Public Speaking (3)

Elective Courses (9 Hours)

CN 302 Communication Theory (3)
CN 304 Qualitative Communication Research Methods (3)
CN 305 Quantitative Communication Research Methods (3)
CN 306 Health Communication (3)
CN 307 Legal Communication (3)
CN 308 Organizational Communication (3)
CN 309 Political Communication (3)
CN 330 Conflict & Negotiation (3)
CN 340 Interviewing (3)
CN 341 Persuasive Speaking (3)
CN 342 Small Group Communication (3)
CN 350 Persuasion (3)
CN 351 Interpersonal Communication (3)
CN 361 Social Movements (3)
CN 363 Intercultural Communication (3)
CN 364 Gender and Communication (3)
CN 365 Business & Professional Presentations (3)
CN 366 Nonverbal Communication (3)
CN 369 Critical Studies (3)
CN 370 Communication Training & Development (3)
CN 154/343 Forensics (1)
CN 295/395 Special Topics (3)
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Degree Requirements

Communication Studies, BA