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  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Communication Studies Major, B.A. (formerly Speech Communication)


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Tracks are recommended within the major but are not required. Students may choose from the four tracks OR work with an advisor to customize a personal communication degree plan. For all students, elective courses should be selected in consultation with a Communication Arts and Sciences advisor.

CAS 1010 Public Speaking is required for all CAS majors and minors but does not count towards the total number of hours needed for the major (42) or the minor (21). It will fulfill the General Studies Oral Communication requirement.

A senior experience course is required for all students in each track and will be selected in consultation with a department faculty advisor.

Independent study, topic courses, and experiential education courses, such as practica and internships, may be taken in each of the program areas.

A grade of “C-” or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required.

Basic Core Requirements


All majors in CAS must take these four courses in the following sequence:

Broadcasting Track


Elective Courses


Select 15 semester hours of content chosen from CAS courses in consultation with a CAS broadcasting advisor. Suggested electives:

Strategic Relationship Maintenance Track


Organizational Communication Track


Rhetoric, Ethics and Social Justice Track


Elective Courses


Select 15 semester hours of content chosen from CAS courses in consultation with a CAS faculty advisor. Suggested electives:

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