Degree: Bachelor of Science Degree
Office: College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Communication
Phone: (770) 423-6298
The program of study in communication offers a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in one of four academic concentrations: (1) Journalism and Citizen Media, (2) Media Studies, (3) Organizational Communication, and (4) Public Relations.
The major requires 18 credit hours of lower division course work (1000-2000 level) comprising various offerings, both inside and outside of the communication discipline, that serve as important groundwork leading to advanced studies. Lower division offerings include basic courses in communication research, visual communication, public speaking, writing, information systems, and an introductory course relevant to the student’s selected concentration. The major also requires four courses outside of Communication that will support his/her studies within the major.
Students must complete 36 credit hours of upper division course work (3000-4000 level) in Communication to fulfill their major program requirements, which include six hours of upper division required course work for all majors, 18 hours within one of the four concentrations indicated above, and 12 hours of upper division communication elective credit. Studies within the concentrations are designed to include course offerings that address both the applied and theoretical dimensions of communication.
Before applying for admission into the Bachelor of Science Degree Program in the Department of Communication, students must meet the Department of Communication Sophomore GPA Requirement. This Sophomore GPA requirement consists of combined adjusted 2.5 GPA in the following five courses:
- COM 2020
- COM 2033
- COM 2129
- COM 2135
- COM 2205 or COM 2230
Additionally, before applying for admission into the Bachelor of Science Degree Program in the Department of Communication, students must achieve a satisfactory score on the Department of Communication Writing Test.
Once admitted into the Communication program, all communication majors must earn a grade of “C” or better in all communication courses counted toward their degree.