Communication Studies, Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Students seeking a degree in Communication Studies must complete sections A through D and a capstone.
- CMST 200 cannot be taken for credit towards the Communication Studies Major;
- this major requires the completion of a minor;
- two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required.
Grade Requirements: a minimum cumulative GPA ≥2.0 by graduation.
|Section A–Required Foundation Credits|
|CMST 201||PUBLIC SPEAKING||5|
|CMST 208||MASS MEDIA AND THE INFORMATION SOCIETY||5|
|CMST 309||COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION||5|
|CMST 330||INTEGRATED METHODS FOR COMMUNICATION RESEARCH||5|
|or CSBS 320||INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES|
|CSBS 310||FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES THEORY||5|
|Section B–Required Upper Division Core Credits–choose at least three 400-level CMST classes.||15|
|Any course in Section B cannot count in Section C. The following classes cannot count in this section: CMST 480, CMST 481, CMST 490, CMST 495 or CMST 499.|
|Section C–Electives–choose credits from any CMST courses or from the Public Relations sequence (CMST 461, CMST 462 and JRNM 453) or CSBS 320, if not taken to satisfy foundation credit||14|
|Section D–The STAR Component (STudy/Act/Reflect)–This requirement can be satisfied by submitting a brief essay, approximately 900 words, exhibiting cognitive reflection between communication concepts or theory and everyday activities such as internships, service-learning activities, employment, volunteer activities, etc.|
|Senior Capstone Requirement|
|CMST 490||SENIOR CAPSTONE||5|
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
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Student Learning Outcomes—students will
- apply communication theories (perspectives, principles, and concepts) in practice;
- communicate competently;
- communicate ethically, responsibly, and effectively as citizens and leaders;
- critically analyze;
- possess skills to effectively communicate with a variety of publics in multiple contexts.