Degree Program Admission Requirements

The following requirements apply to students pursuing the Advertising and Communication track.

Course # Description Credit Hours Minimum Grade Prerequisite/Co-requisite
SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking 3 C ENG-W 131
SPCH-S 122 Interpersonal Communication 3 C

Communication Track Core Program

Course # Description Credit Hours Minimum Grade Prerequisite/Co-requisite
SPCH-S 210 Survey of Communication Studies 1 C
SPCH-S 228 Argumentation and Debate 3 C Sophomore standing; SPCH-S 121
SPCH-S 229 Discussion and Group Methods 3 C Sophomore standing; SPCH-S 121 with a minimum grade of C
SPCH-S 246 Rhetorical Skills 3 C SPCH-S 121, SPCH-S 122, SPCH-S 210; 2.3 GPA; ENG-W 131, and 30 credit hours
SPCH-S 324 Persuasion 3 C Junior standing; SPCH-S 246
SPCH-S 405 Human Communication Theory 3 C Junior or senior standing; SPCH-S 246
SPCH-S 424 Empirical Research in Speech Communication 3 C Junior or senior standing; SPCH-S 246; MATH-M 118 or MATH-A118, or higher

Students must complete one (1) Diversity course within the major. The course taken to fulfill the requirement will not also count as one of the five electives within the major. Choose from the following:

Major Specific Requirements

Course # Description Credit Hours Minimum Grade Prerequisite/Co-requisite
CMCL-C 202 Media in the Global Context 3 C
SPCH-S 308 Family Communication 3 C Junior standing; SPCH-S 122
SPCH-S 421 Speech Criticism 3 C Junior standing; SPCH-S246
SPCH-S 427 Cross-Cultural Communication 3 C Sophomore standing
SPCH-S 450 Gender and Communication 3 C Junior standing or consent of instructor; SPCH-S 122

Select 15 credit hours from the classes below - or classes approved by the communication studies faculty from related disciplines.

Electives

Course # Description Credit Hours Minimum Grade Prerequisite/Co-requisite
SPCH-C 205 Intro to Oral Interpretation 3 C Sophomore standing; SPCH-S 121 or SPCH-T120 or consent of instructor
SPCH-S 223 Business and Professional Communication 3 C Sophomore standing; SPCH-S 121, SPCH-S 122, or consent of instructor
SPCH-S 306 Leadership 3 C Junior standing; SPCH-S 121
SPCH-S 307 Crisis Management 3 C Junior standing; SPCH-S 121
SPCH-S 308 Family Communication 3 C Junior standing; SPCH-S 121
SPCH-S 322 Advanced Interpersonal Communication 3 C Junior standing; SPCH-S 122
SPCH-S 325 Voice and Diction 3 C Sophomore standing or consent of instructor; SPCH-S 121 or SPCH-T 120
SPCH-S 333 Public Relations 3 C Junior standing; SPCH-S 121 or consent of Instructor
SPCH-S 336 Current Topics in Communication 3 C
SPCH-S 353 Advanced Public Speaking 3 C Sophomore standing; SPCH-S 121
SPCH-S 380 Nonverbal Communication 3 C Junior standing; SPCH-S 122
SPCH-S 398 Independent Study 3 C Junior standing; consent of instructor
SPCH-S 399 Internship 3 C Junior standing
SPCH-S 407 Historical Development of Rhetorical Theory 3 C Junior standing; SPCH-S 246
SPCH-S 421 Speech Criticism 3 C Junior standing; SPCH-S 246
SPCH-S 427 Cross-Cultural Communication 3 C Sophomore standing
SPCH-S 440 Organizational Communication 3 C Junior standing; SPCH-S 246
SPCH-S 450 Gender and Communication 3 C Junior standing or consent of instructor; SPCH-S 122

Capstone

Course # Description Credit Hours Minimum Grade Prerequisite/Co-requisite
SPCH-S 400 Senior Seminar 2 C Senior standing; SPCH-S 210; SPCH-S 246; SPCH-S 228; SPCH-S 229; SPCH-S 324

Minor in Communication

To earn a minor in Communication, a student must complete 15 credit hours. Minors must complete the two classes listed immediately below and three additional classes in communication; two of the three must be at the 300 level or above.

Course # Description Credit Hours Minimum Grade Prerequisite/Co-requisite
SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking 3 C ENG-W 131
SPCH-S 122 Interpersonal Communication 3 C

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