The Department of Communication offers a curriculum designed to provide variety and flexibility in meeting a broad range of academic and professional interests in human communication, mass media and the theatre arts. Courses and emphasis offered are supportive of occupational preparation in a variety of areas, particularly education, law, politics, personnel management, public relations, print and broadcast journalism, mass media, advertising, arts management and the entertainment services. Consult the department for recommended courses.
The Department of Communication offers work leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science in Education. Both degrees require the completion of 124 hours and the completion of a minor. See General Education Requirements for All Baccalaureate Degrees.
The Department of Communication considers a grade of “D” or “F” in a major course insufficient to gain the necessary knowledge and/or skills provided by our classes. Students who do not earn a grade of “C” or better will not get credit for those courses in their major.
If a student does not earn at least a “C” in a department core requirement he/she must retake the course and earn a “C” or better in order to continue as a communication major.
If a student does not earn at least a “C” in an emphasis requirement he/she must retake the course and earn a “C” or better in order to continue as a communication major with that selected emphasis area.
Students who do not earn at least a “C” in an elective course may retake the course and if they earn a “C” or better then that course would be counted toward the major.
Students who do earn at least a “C” in an elective course may elect to take an alternate course to fulfill the elective requirements for the communication major.