Requirements for a Major in Communication

Pre-major Courses: COMM 103, COMM 107, and COMM 120 are required, but do not count toward the major.  COMM 120 is required for any 300-level communication writing class.
 
Required Core Courses: 21 credits: COMM 200, 302, 303, 313, 325, 400, and 444.
Major Elective Requirements: 9-30 credits of COMM electives (must include six hours of advanced writing classes*).  Note: COMM 205 cannot count toward the major.
Required Related Course: MATH 200 or MATH 205.
 
*Advanced writing classes include: COMM 203, 300, 304, 309, 312, 321, 326, and 362, and other communication writing classes offered on an occasional basis. 
 
Foreign Language proficiency is strongly encouraged. Study abroad is highly recommended.

Suggested Program of Study

Communication

Freshman Year

ENGL 101

3

IDC. 100

1

Gen Ed HIST 116 or 117

3

Gen Ed Social Science

3

Gen Ed IDC. 101

3

Gen Ed Natural Science

3
TOTAL 16

COMM 103

3

COMM 120

1

Gen Ed ENGL 200

3

Gen Ed PHIL 160

3

Gen Ed Natural Science

3

Gen Ed Fine Arts

3
TOTAL 16

Sophomore Year

COMM 107

1

COMM 200

3

Gen Ed IDC. 200

3

Gen Ed MATH 200 or 205

3-4

Gen Ed THEO 200

3
TOTAL 13-14

COMM 302

3

COMM Writing Course

3

COMM 325

3

Elective

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 15

Junior Year

COMM 303

3

COMM 313

3

COMM Writing Course

3

Gen Ed PHIL 301

3

Gen Ed IDC. 301

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 18

COMM Elective

3

COMM Elective

3

COMM Elective

3

Gen Ed Theology Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 18

Senior Year

COMM 444

3

COMM Elective

3

Gen Ed IDC. 401

3

Elective

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 15

COMM 400

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 15

Gen Ed courses may be taken in semesters other than those listed above.
Students are strongly encouraged to double major or pursue minors.
Students cannot have more than 51 hours of Communication courses in their 126 hour degree program.