(Formerly Speech Communications)
The Communication Studies curriculum provides an integrative view of communication and a critical understanding of the role of communication in culture and society. A student electing a major in Communication Studies will learn to speak eloquently, write effectively, interact cooperatively, listen empathically, argue persuasively and think critically.
The requirements for the major in Communication Studies include cognate courses consisting of related studies in Mass Communications. A student electing a major in Communication Studies has the option of choosing an academic minor.
The student must earn a grade of “C” or better in each course required in the major, including the University Capstone, COMM 4000 . A grade of “D” is non-progressive; the course must be repeated with a minimum grade of “C” before a student can progress to the next sequential course. A course transferred from another institution must show a grade of “C” or better.
A minimum of six hours of the Communication Studies electives must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level.