Communication focuses on the concepts, theories, and practice of human communication. Students apply their understanding of communication research and principles to personal, professional, and community relationships and concerns.
Students must complete SPC 2608, Public Speaking, before being admitted to the Communication major. A student can be admitted to the university without SPC 2608, but it must be completed as part of requirements for the major.
Total Major Hours: 36 Hours
A major in Communication requires a minimum of 36 credit hours from departmental offerings.
Major Core Courses - 15 Hours
This course is a prerequisite for declaring the communication major:
Students must take a minimum of fifteen hours in one of the six areas of concentration. Many courses are listed in more than one concentration. Therefore, students should plan their concentration coursework in ongoing consultation with the advisor.
The Honors Program in Communication allows qualified students to pursue advanced study.
The Honors Program in Communication provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students in Communication to work closely with a faculty member in an intensive research experience. Each Honors student is required to complete and defend an undergraduate Honors Thesis. Application to the program ordinarily occurs during the second semester of the junior year or prior to completion of 90 semester hours. Admission to the program is based on the student’s overall academic record, performance in communication courses, and recommendations of faculty. To be admitted to the program, a student should have at least a 3.5 GPA in all communication courses and a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Students are required to complete 3 hours of Honors Reading and 3 hours of Honors Thesis. Students interested in the Honors Program should consult the department for further information about admission and program requirements.
More About this Major
This major has an optional component designed for the academically superior student who embraces challenge and wishes to go the extra mile.