English and communication courses may be selected to fulfill liberal arts core requirements.

Major: 48 credits


Required of all majors: 
COM 103, 122, 131, 420; 
COM 480 or 481.

Track requirements: 12 credits

Communication electives: 6 credits 

English electives: 9 credits

Related electives: 6 credits

Majors must complete one of the following six tracks

Strategic Communications

Four of the following: COM 213, 220, 240, 332, 342, 344, 362, 422.
Related Electives: Business, Psychology. 
Two of the following: BUS 206, 280, 320; PSY 101, 306, 350, 405.

Film, Culture and the Creative Arts

Four of the following: COM 250, 261, 263, 351, 352, 353, 360, and any 3-credit course in Theatre (COM 434 may be counted only once as fulfilling emphasis requirements).
 Related Electives: Arts and Music: 
Two of any Art or Music course.

Journalism

Four of the following: COM 251, 330, 362, 422, 432*, 452*.
 Related Electives: History, Political Science, Social Science.
 Two of the following: Any History or Political Science course; SSC 222 (recommended) and SSC 321.

Media Design and Production

Four courses from the following: COM 220, 251, 257, 332, 340, 342, 352, 362, 432*, 452*.
 Related Electives: Art, Computer Information Systems. 
Two of any ART or CIS course.

Public Relations and Advertising

Four of the following: COM 213, 220, 240, 332, 340, 342, 362, 422.
 Related Electives: Business, Psychology, Art.
 Two of the following: BUS 207, 208, 309, 314; PSY 101, 405; ART 103, 209, 281, 309.


Theatre Studies

In major requirements COM 103 may be substituted with COM 155. COM 434 may substitute for COM 480 or 481. Also, COM 255, 350, 355, 404.

Communication Electives: Two from the following: COM 213, 250, 351.

English Electives: Three of the following: ENG 207, 213, 302, 303, 321.

Related Electives: One from the following: ART 101, 103, 105, 215, 217. One from the following: MUS 121, 135, 222, 224, 331, 333. Students are advised to enroll in 4 credits of COM 134.
*course may be counted only once as fulfilling emphasis requirements.

Communication Minor: 18 credits

Credits in Communication and/or English with a maximum of 6 in English and a maximum of 6 in Internship; COM 100 and 101 do not count toward the minor. Seniors may not register for a 100 level English or Communication course without the permission of the Department Chair.

Theatre Minor: 18 credits

A student pursuing another discipline may choose electives to form a theatre minor. Credit distribution is as follows: THR 150, 155, 255, or 350, 355 or 404;  six credits from COM 250, 351; ENG 213, 302, 303.

Communication majors must achieve a 2.5 GPA in their writing courses and contribute to one of the College publications for at least one semester to graduate.

Communication