Bachelor of Arts in Communication Degree Requirements and Information

A Bachelor of Arts in Communication requires 36 credit hours in Communication courses with 18 of those credits being upper division.  There are five track options including General Communication, Organizational & Strategic Communication, Leadership Communication, Media Studies, and Digital Filmmaking & Media Arts.

Students pursuing a degree in Communication prepare themselves for a broad range of employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors.  An internship for advanced students with a 3.0 GPA is available in certain tracks.  Internships are not available for students minoring in Communication.  The General Communication track allows students to prepare for a career in communication with courses tailored to the individual student’s interests and career objectives.

All Communication Majors must take COMM 2030.  All Comm. Majors take 3 of the Foundation Courses, the 5 required courses in their Track, and 3 courses from the list of electives in their Track.  Some Foundation Courses may be taken as electives, but cannot be counted as both a Foundation Course and an Elective.

All graduating Communication Majors must take an exit exam that samples the student’s understanding of the major concepts of his/her content area.  Students will take the exam during their last semester.  Graduating seniors will receive information regarding test times, dates, and locations.  To graduate with a degree in Communication, students must have a 2.0 GPA or better.

Students who had entered the university prior to fall 2011 may choose the old Communication Track requirements.


If you enrolled in Fall 2011 or later, please select from the tracks below.

If you enrolled in Fall 2010 or Spring 2011, please select from the tracks below.*

If you enrolled in Summer 2010 or earlier, please select from the tracks below.*

*If you wish, you can change to one of the new tracks listed above.