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B.A. in Communication Studies (Relational Studies Emphasis) 2018-2019: Option 1- CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3Mathematics (M) course 3GES 130 Christianity Western Culture4
GES 125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 Second Language (S) course1 4
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 GES 160 Inquiry Seminar3
Elective 3 Elective 3
 13 3 14
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM 210 Perspectives on Human Communication3World Cultures (U) course 3COM 220 Group Communication4
COM 213 Media Communication3 THE 201 Christian Theology3
Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 Laboratory Science (D) course 4
Electives 6 Elective 3
 16 3 14-17
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM 363 Methods of Communication Research4Communication Analysis Course choice 3-4COM 400 Family Communication4
COM 370 Interpersonal Communication4 COM 481 Internship in Communication3-4
Relational Topics choice2 3-4 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Electives 6
 14-15 3-4 16-17
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3Interim Off COM 497 Capstone: Relational Studies4
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 Relational Topics choice 2 3-4
Relational Topics Course choice2 3 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3
Oral Communication Course choice  Electives 6
Electives 6  
 15 0 13-17
Total Credits 124-134

If you plan on doing Europe Term, talk to your advisor immediately for details.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in Communication Studies (Relational Studies Emphasis) 2018-2019: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3GES 147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4GES 244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Mathematics (M) course 3
GES 145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 Second Language (S) course1 4
Elective 3 Elective 3
 13 4 14
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM 210 Perspectives on Human Communication3World Cultures (U) course 3COM 220 Group Communication4
COM 213 Media Communication3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
GES 246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Laboratory Science (D) course 4
Elective 3 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
  Elective 4
 13 3 13-16
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM 363 Methods of Communication Research4Communication Analysis Course choice 3COM 400 Family Communication4
COM 370 Interpersonal Communication4 COM 481 Internship in Communication3-4
Relational Topics choice2 3-4 Oral Communication Course choice 4
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
  Elective 3
 14-15 3 17-18
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3Interim Off COM 497 Capstone: Relational Studies4
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 Relational Topics choice 2 3-4
Relational Topics Course choice2 3 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3
Electives 6 Electives 6
 15 0 13-17
Total Credits 122-131

If you plan on doing Europe Term, talk to your advisor immediately for details.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)