Feb 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: CMST-BS (Communication Studies Concentration)


 

Communication Studies Major (Communication Studies Concentration), B.S.

 
FRESHMAN YEAR (29-33 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
ENGL 1010 - Critical Reading and Expository Writing   3 ENGL 1020 - Critical Thinking and Argumentation   3

MATH 1530 - Probability and Statistics - Noncalculus  or               

MATH 1910 - Calculus I  

 

3-4

HIST 2010 - The United States to 1877  

3

Natural Science Course 4 Natural Science Course 4
COMM 2055 - Argumentation and Debate   3 COMM 2700 - Professional Communication and Technology   3
COMM 2090 - Interpersonal Communication   3 CSCI 1100 - Using Information Technology  or Proficiency Exam* 0-3
Fall Total 16-17 Spring Total 13-16
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR (30 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Literature Course 3 Minor/Elective Course 3
HIST 2020 - The United States since 1877                    3 Social & Behavioral Science Course 3
COMM 2330 - Communication Theory   3 Humanities Elective Course (PHIL 2640  suggested) 3
Fine Arts Course 3 Major Course 3

Elective Course

3

Major Course, Professional Development Elective: 

(or other major elective if COMM 2700 was taken in Freshman year)

COMM 2700  or COMM 3045  or COMM 3346  or COMM 3380 or COMM 4350  

 

3

Fall Total 15 Spring Total 15
 
JUNIOR YEAR (30 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Social & Behavioral Science Course 3 Elective Course 3
Major/Minor Course 3 Elective Course 3
COMM 4346 - Business and Professional Communication   3

Major Course, Communication in Relationships Elective:

COMM 3350  or COMM 4210  or COMM 4450 

 
3
Elective Course 3 Minor/Elective Course                                  3

Major Course, Research Elective:

COMM 3300  or COMM 3330  or COMM 3340  

 

3

Major Course, Communication & Culture Elective: 

COMM 4200  or COMM 4317  or COMM 4327  or COMM 4356  

 

 

3

Fall Total 15 Spring Total 15
 
SENIOR YEAR (28 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Major, Minor, Elective Courses        15 Major, Minor, Elective Courses 13
Fall Total 15 Spring Total 13

TOTAL = 120 credits

Note:


Proficiency exam may be taken for 0 credit in lieu of CSCI 1100 . Must be completed to meet Graduation requirements. Those students who complete the proficiency exam and are short credits towards their total degree requirements may be required to take additional electives.