Major Requirements

Foundational Communication Courses: 12 semester hours All Communication majors are required to complete the following courses: 
COM1500 Introduction to Human Communication (4) 
OR
COM 1800   Argumentation and Debate (4)
COM2100   Media and Society (4) 
OR 
COM2850   Introduction to Visual Communication (4)  
COM2200   Writing for Communication (4)


Intermediate-level Communication Courses:  19 semester hours 
All Communication majors are required to complete an additional 19 semester hours from the following intermediate-level courses: 
COM2100 Media and Society (4)* 
COM2300 Introduction to American Film (4) 
COM2670 Photography I: Silver-Based Black and White (3) 
COM2850 Introduction to Visual Communication (4)* 
COM3000 Organizational Communication (3)
COM3100 Communication Research Methods (4) 
COM3140 Journalism: News Reporting and Writing (3)
COM3200 Persuasion (3) 
COM3240 Public Relations (3) 
COM3250 Digital Design for Print and Web (3) 
COM3300 Relational Communication (3) 
COM3310WI Media Criticism (3) 
COM3350 Interactive Media (3) 
COM3500 Intercultural Communication (3) 
COM3510 Corporate and Professional Communication (3) 
COM3520  Global Communication (3) 
COM3650 Methods in Rhetoric (4) 
COM3700 Media Production I (3) 
COM3710 Media Production II (3) 
COM3810 Special Topics in Communication 
*If not taken as a Foundational Communication Course.


Advanced-level Communication Courses: 6 semester hours 
All Communication majors are required to complete one of the following courses in advanced communication practice: 
COM4750 Communication Practicum (3) 
COM4940 Communication Internship (3) 
All Communication majors are required to complete the following senior-level communication course: 
COM4990 Senior Seminar in Communication (3)


COMMUNICATION MAJOR SPECIALIZATION
Public Relations and Corporate Communications Specialization (minimum of 12 semester hours) 
COM3000 Organizational Communication± (3) 
COM3200 Persuasion (3) 
COM3240 Public Relations± (3 ) 
COM3300 Relational Communication (3) 
COM3500 Intercultural Communication (3) 
COM3510 Corporate and Professional Communication (3) 
COM3520 Global Communication (3) 
COM3650 Methods in Rhetoric (4) 
COM3810 Special Topics in Communication* 
± NOTE: The Public Relations and Corporate Communications Specialization requires that 6 of the required 12 specialization hours include COM3000 and COM3240. 


Journalism Specialization (minimum of 12 semester hours) 
COM2850 Introduction to Visual Communication (4) 
COM3140 Journalism: News Reporting and Writing± (3) 
COM3250 Digital Design for Print and Web± (3) 
COM3310WI Media Criticism (3) 
COM3520 Global Communication (3) 
COM3810 Special Topics in Communication* 
± NOTE: The Journalism Specialization requires that 6 of the required 12 specialization hours include COM3140 and COM3250


Media Arts Specialization (minimum of 12 semester hours) 
COM2670 Photography I: Silver-Based Black and White (3) 
COM2850 Introduction to Visual Communication (4) 
COM3250 Digital Design for Print and Web± (3)
COM3310WI Media Criticism± (3) 
COM3350 Interactive Media (3) 
COM3700 Media Production I (3) 
COM3710 Media Production II (3) 
COM3810 Special Topics in Communication* 
± NOTE: The Media Arts Specialization requires that 6 of the required 12 specialization hours include COM3250 and COM3310. 
*Special Topics course must be approved as appropriate for the specialization before it can meet the specialization requirement.