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Communication (BA)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2009 - Spring 2010 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Major: COMM

Degree: BA

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)

Note: Admission to the B.A. program in Communication requires (1) completion of COMM 201 with a minimum grade of C; (2) a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0; and (3) a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on courses in the major.

Completion of this degree requires work to be submitted for the department’s Learning Outcomes Measurement. For details, contact the department.

General Education

Type Hours
General Education 34
Minimum Total 34

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements

Type Hours
General 101: A&S Orientation 1
Foreign Language 12
(completion of the intermediate level of a single foreign language)  
Electives in Humanities or Natural Sciences at the 300-level or above2 6
(in addition to courses counted toward General Education)  
WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above  
(may be incorporated into other degree requirements)  
Total  19 

Department of Communication

Type Hours
Communication 2011, 303, 304, 305, 315, 316 18
Communication elective at any level 3
Communication electives at 300 level or above 9
Communication electives at 400 level or above 6
Minimum Total 36

Supporting Courses

Type Hours
Mathematics 109, Justice Administration 326, Management 201, Pan African Studies 408, Political Science 390, Psychology 301, Sociology 301 (select one) 3
Social Science electives (other than Communication) with 12 hours at the 300 level or above (in addition to courses counted toward General Education) 183
Natural Sciences elective (excluding Mathematics) (in addition to courses counted toward General Education) 3
Minimum Electives 8
Minimum Total 121

Only 40 hours in the major department may be applied toward the Bachelor of Arts degree. Communication 111, 112, and 115 are not counted in computing the 40 hours for a Communication major.

At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above.

1 Fulfills General Education requirement.

2 Note: additional 3 hours of college programmatic requirement is met in Natural Science requirement in supporting coursework.

3 Only 15 hours needed if statistics requirement fulfilled in a social science discipline.

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