Academic Catalog 2016-2017 
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Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Arts: Communication Studies

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The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies provides a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge and practical application in communication studies. Students explore the role of effective communication skills including interpersonal communication, small group communication, and organizational communication. Students also examine the role of technology, including social media, in the field of communication. Each course in the degree ties theory with practice giving students opportunities to apply what they learn. Finally, the degree also examines the legal and ethical aspects of the field of communication related to common law and statutes and in consideration of a biblical perspective.

CCU’s distinctive curriculum integrates faith and ethical considerations with the communication studies course content, which prepares students spiritually and academically for careers in business, service-providing industries, human resources, broadcasting, telecommunications, public advocacy, and agencies of the municipal, state, and national governments.

In addition to courses required for the major, all students must complete a selection of General Education courses. For a list of General Education course requirements please see the course list for the Associate of Arts: General Studies  degree. Prior college, military, technical credits and prior learning credit can be used toward the BA degree. Students may transfer in a maximum of 90 credit hours (75% of the degree requirements). This accelerated program allows for greater freedom in choosing courses that meet the unique scheduling needs of working adults.

Major coursework for the degree can be completed over four semesters. Courses can be taken either in the classroom or online, providing maximum flexibility to study at convenient times and places.

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies degree requires completion of the following 120 hours:
General Education (42 hours)
Major (36 hours)
Electives (42 hours)

Elective Requirements (42 credit hours)

Choose 42 hours of elective credits.

Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts: Communication Studies

The faculty recommends students in the BA in Communication Studies to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of a total of 120 credits, including all general education, electives, and major core requirements.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework.
  3. Meet the CCU residency requirements.  
  4. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  5. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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