Bachelor of Arts in Communication - General Requirements

As an academic discipline, communication involves the study of the complex process of human communication within interpersonal, small group, organizational, public, intercultural, media and technological contexts. Major communication skills developed over the course of the program include oral communication, critical analysis, quantitative and qualitative reasoning, writing and editing.

The following degree requirements apply to all communication majors:

· Minimum of 36 (for Applied track); maximum of 54 communication hours for all majors

· Minimum cumulative GPA of C (2.0) or better in all communication courses

· At least half of major coursework must be upper division (18 hours minimum)

Further, all transfer students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of coursework in the UCCS Department of Communication.

For more information or advising appointments, contact the Department of Communication at (719) 255-4114

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DEGREE OPTIONS

Remember, if you were matriculated by the summer of 2010 and wish to switch to one of the new tracks, you may.

  1. Applied Communication (36 hours)

Applied Communication majors must take a minimum of 36hours of communication coursework including the following core requirements which cannot be waived:

COMM 102 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 203 Introduction to Communication Theory
COMM 210 Public Speaking
COMM 250 Research Methods
COMM 400 Rhetorical Dimensions in Communication

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  1. Organizational Communication (42 hours)

Undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Organizational Communication track after completing COMM 250 and COMM 224. Additionally, applicants must have met the writing Competency Requirement for the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. The combined GPA for COMM 250, COMM 224, and any course(s) taken to meet the Writing Competency Requirement must be 3.0 or higher to be considered for admission to the Organizational Communication track.Organizational Communication majors must take a minimum of 42 hours of communication coursework, including the following requirements, which cannot be waived:

CORE REQUIREMENTS
COMM 224 Introduction to Organizational Communication
COMM 324 Business and Professional Communication
COMM 424

Advanced Organizational Communication (Spring only)

Prerequisite: Admission to Org. Comm. Track, or consent of Instructor

COMM 469 Internship in Communication

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS

COMM 102 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 203 Introduction to Communication Theory
COMM 210 Public Speaking
COMM 250 Research Methods
COMM 315 Communication in Groups and Teams
COMM 328 Intercultural Communication
COMM 344 Leadership Communication
COMM 400 Rhetorical Dimensions in Communication
COMM 451

Quantitative Methods in Communication Research (Fall only)

Prerequisite: Admission to Org. Comm. Track, or consent of Instructor; MATH 104 or a comparable course in College Algebra

OTHER REQUIRED COURSE
COMM 461 Principles and Practice of Public Relations (Spring only)

OR One College of Business course from either Marketing, Human Resources, or Organizational Management

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  1. Media Management (42 hours)

Undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Media Management track after completing COMM 100, COMM 201, COMM 227, COMM/JOUR 290 and all courses fulfilling the Writing Competency Requirement for the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. The combined GPA for COMM 100, COMM 201, COMM 227, COMM/JOUR 290, and any course(s) taken to meet the Writing Competency Requirement must be 3.0 or higher to be considered for admission to the Media Management track.

Media Management majors must take a minimum of 42 hours of communication coursework, including the following requirements (which cannot be waived):

 

CORE REQUIREMENTS
COMM 100 Contemporary Mass Media
COMM 201 Oral Communication in the Workplace
COMM 227 Beginning Television Production
COMM 290 Writing for Media
COMM 345 The History of TV Programming
COMM 365 Mass Media and Society
COMM 445 Advertising Media
COMM 450 Media Management
COMM 461 Principles and Practice of Public Relations
COMM 469 Internship in Communication

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS
(any four courses from among the following)

COMM 250 Research Methods
COMM 315 Communication in Groups and Teams
COMM 327

Intermediate Television Production (Prerequisite: Admission to either Recording Arts of Media Management Track, or consent of instructor.)

COMM 328 Intercultural Communication
COMM 344 Leadership Communication
COMM 350 American Cinema
COMM 420 Persuasion
COMM 422 Creative Communication
COMM 425 Advanced Interpersonal Communication: Conflict Management
COMM 940 Independent Study
MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing
MKTG 330 Marketing Research

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  1. Recording Arts (42 hours)

    Undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Recording Arts track after completing COMM 100, COMM 225, and COMM/JOUR 290. Additionally, applicants must have met the writing Competency Requirement for the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. The combined GPA for COMM 100, COMM 225, COMM/JOUR 290, and any course(s) taken to meet the Writing Competency Requirement must be 3.0 or higher to be considered for admission to the Recording Arts track.

    Recording Arts majors must take a minimum of 42 hours of communication coursework, including the following requirements (which cannot be waived):


CORE REQUIREMENTS
COMM 100 Contemporary Mass Media
COMM 201 Oral Communication in the Workplace
COMM 225 Introduction to Film and Video
COMM 227 Beginning Television Production
COMM 290 Writing for Media
COMM 327 Intermediate Television Production
COMM 330 Scriptwriting
COMM 350 American Cinema
COMM 427 Advanced Television Production
COMM 469 Internship in Communication

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS
(any four courses from among the following)

COMM 310 Directing Studio Performance
COMM 315 Communication in Groups and Teams
COMM 328 Intercultural Communication
COMM 345 The History of TV Programming
COMM 365 Mass Media and Society (Fall only)
COMM 417 Documentary Film and Video
COMM 422 Creative Communication
COMM 445 Advertising Media
COMM 461 Principles and Practice of Public Relations (Spring only)
COMM 940 Independent Study
V A 103 Introduction to Photography
V A 210 Intro to Computer Art
V A 310 Advanced Computer Art

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