Dec 11, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Communication Studies Major, B.A.


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Department Information


Department of Communication and Performance

P.O. Box 70667
Johnson City, TN 37614
(423) 439-7676
Web Address: www.etsu.edu/cas/comm_perform/

The communication studies major prepares students for work in a broad range of fields that require the ability to work with diverse populations and lead others, articulate ideas and arguments effectively, and critically analyze messages. The skills garnered from the speech major easily translate into careers in law, government, health administration, patient educator, family/patient advocate, social service, the ministry, public relations, sales, training and development, management, human resources, community liaison, customer relations, and the business world at large. Communication Studies majors are natural candidates for work in social justice, civic engagement, and diversity/equality efforts. Students will develop their skills as rhetorical critics and social scientists in the study and understanding of human communication. The department also provides a teacher education major in communication studies that requires 36 credits and a teaching minor that requires 24 credits.

Advising

Students with 0-59 earned credits:

Contact the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) to schedule an appointment with your advisor. Visit the CASE website www.etsu.edu/cas/case/ and call (423) 439-5602.

Students with 60 or more earned credits:

Dr. Wesley Buerkle
buerkle@etsu.edu
(423) 439-7579

or

Dr. Amber Kinser
kinsera@etsu.edu
(423) 439-7577

Transfer Students

Transfer students majoring in Communication Studies should contact the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) for advising as soon as possible. This will ensure that the student’s previous work will be coordinated efficiently with ETSU requirements.

For general information about the department or courses, contact Dr. Amber Kinser, Department Chair at kinsera@etsu.edu or (423) 439-7676.

Degree Requirements: 120 credits


General Education 41-42 credits
Total Major Requirement 36 credits
Minor 18-24 credits
Free Electives 18-25 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: CMST-BA 


College of Arts and Sciences : Visit link to view the complete list of B.A. degree requirements.

  • Foreign Language course 2020 or higher with C- or better
  • Non-U.S. History (3 credits)
  • MATH 1530  or MATH 1910  


General Education Requirements  

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Communication Studies Major Requirements: 36 credits


Choose one of the following advanced presentation courses:


Choose one of the following diversity courses:


COMM Courses (24 credits)


Choose 24 credits of COMM courses from the following. 15 of the 24 credits CMST courses must be 3000 or 4000 level.

Minor: 18-24 credits


Free Electives: 18-25 credits


Additional Information


Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements. 

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