Academic Catalog 2009-2010 
    Mar 22, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2009-2010 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Major

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: College of Undergraduate Studies (Traditional; CUS)

Communication students develop competencies in public speaking and debate, critical thinking and argumentation, interpersonal and group communication, theory and research, and public relations and media. The major is designed to offer students the opportunity to tailor their program to focus on rhetoric – public speaking and debate – or media. Students are taught to evaluate communication from a Christian perspective and incorporate the tenets of faith in their communication, whether oral or written.

The B.A. (Communication) prepares students for the variety of careers in writing for the media, producing and delivering persuasive speeches, and working in radio and television. Additionally, the major prepares students for careers in law, politics, business, education, ministry, as well as graduate work.

While an emphasis is not required for the communication major, it is an opportunity for students to participate in specialized coursework geared towards either Mass Media or Rhetoric.

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication requires completion of the following 128 credits:
General Education Core (57 credit hours)
Communication Core (36 credit hours)
Electives (35 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (57 credit hours)

Communication (12 credit hours)

Take each of the following four courses:

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Philosophy (3 credit hours)

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Choose one course from the following:

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

* Please see the First- Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information about this required course.

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Science (3 credit hours)

Communication Major Core (36 credit hours)

Emphasis - (12 credit hours)

Emphasis is optional within electives.

To earn an emphasis in either Mass Media or Rhetoric, 12 of the 15 total electives for the major must be taken from one of the following areas:

Rhetoric Emphasis

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: College of Undergraduate Studies (Traditional; CUS)