Major in Communication Studies (B.A.)
Communication Core
COM210Perspectives on Human Communication3
COM213Media Communication3
COM363Methods of Communication Research4
Major10
Select one emphasis from the Emphases tab35-39
General Education51-52
Electives26-31
Total Credits122-132

Relational Studies Emphasis (35-38 credits)

COM370Interpersonal Communication4
COM400Family Communication4
COM481Internship in Communication3-4
COM497Capstone: Relational Studies4
COM220Group Communication4
or COM322 Advanced Group Communication
Choose three of the following Relational Topics courses:9-10
Gender Communication 1
Intercultural Communication 1
Topics in Relational Communication 2
Abusive Relationships and Christian Responsibility 1
Choose one of the following Oral Communications courses:4
Oral Interpretation 1
Argumentation and Debate
Advanced Public Speaking
Speaking in Ministry Contexts
Choose one of the following Communication Analysis courses:3-4
Political Communication
Rhetorical Criticism
Media Criticism and Theory
Topics in Communication Analysis
Total Credits35-38
1

This course meets a General Education requirement.

2

Course may be repeated for credit when topics offered are different.

Rhetoric and Public Influence Emphasis (38-39 credits)

COM230LIntroduction to Rhetoric and Public Influence 13
COM318Argumentation and Debate4
COM361Rhetorical Criticism4
COM463Topics in Communication Analysis 23
COM498Capstone: Rhetoric and Public Influence4
Choose two of the following Communication Analysis courses:6-7
Political Communication
Media Criticism and Theory
Topics in Communication Analysis 2
Choose one Oral Communication Course: 4
Oral Interpretation 1
Advanced Public Speaking
Speaking in Ministry Contexts
Choose one of the following Relational Communication courses:4
Group Communication
Advanced Group Communication
Intercultural Communication 1
Interpersonal Communication
Choose two elective courses from history or political science courses (3 credits at 300-level or above)6
Total Credits38-39
1

This course meets a General Education requirement.

2

Course may be repeated for credit when topics offered are different.