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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication B.S.


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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.

General Education (42 Credit Hours)


see listing of requirements 

University-Wide Fitness For Living Requirement (3 Credit Hours)


Choose one of the following according to the selected concentration:


Upper Division Major Requirements (36 Credit hours)


Major Concentration


Select one of the four concentrations listed below:

Organizational Communication


Upper Division Major Elective Courses (9 Credit Hours)

  • Choose 9 hours from any COM course not previously taken. Each concentration provides students a recommended list of electives for that concentration.

Public Relations


Upper Division Major Elective Courses (6 Credit Hours)

  • Choose 6 hours from any COM course not previously taken. Each concentration provides students a recommended list of electives for that concentration.

Media Studies


Journalism and Citizen Media


Upper Division Major Elective Courses (12 Credit Hours)

  • Choose four courses from any COM course not previously taken. Each concentration provides students a recommended list of electives for that concentration.

Related Studies (12 Credit Hours)


  • Select 12 hours of upper division course work (3000-4000 level) outside of communication. These hours do not have to be taken in a single discipline, but should relate to a particular interest or career goal. Students should determine prerequisites for upper-division elective courses and take them as electives in lower division major requirement or free electives. Completion of Formal Minor or Certificate Program would also satisfy the Related Studies requirement.

Free Electives (12 Credit Hours)


Any courses in the university curriculum.

Program Total (123 Credit Hours)


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