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Major in Communication Studies

Curriculum

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies prepares students for future work and study in any number of diverse fields, such as law, political organizing and public affairs, marketing, advertising, consulting and many others. 

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 304        Qualitative Research Methods (3 credit hours) OR CN 305 Quantitative Research Methods  (3 credit hours)
  • CN 498        Senior  Capstone (3 credit hours) OR  CN 491 Capstone Internship (3 credit hours) 

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 361        Communication in Social Movements (3)
  • CN 363        Intercultural Communication (3)
  • CN 364        Gender & Communication (3)
  • CN 365        Business and Professional Presentation (3)
  • CN 366        Nonverbal Communication (3)
  • CN 367        Crisis 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)

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For a complete description of the individual classes, go to the course catalog at:

Academic Catalog

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