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 human communication, visual communication, public speaking, writing, and information systems, and an introductory course relevant to the student’s selected concentration as well as 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.