Semester 1  

Semester 1
Course Credits
ENGL 015 - Rhetoric and Composition (GWS)
3
COMM 100 - Mass Media and Society (GS)
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
3
World language level 001 - Elementary language 1
  • + Students must complete the 12th credit level in a foreign language. Credits vary based on skill level.
4
Arts (GA)
3
Natural Science (GN)
3
Total Credits 16.0

Semester 2  

Semester 2
Course Credits
COMM 160 - Basic News Writing Skills
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
1
Social & behavioral sciences (GS)
3
Quantification (GQ)
3
World language level 002 - Elementary language 2
  • + Students must complete the 12th credit level in a foreign language. Credits vary based on skill level.
4
CAS 100A - Effective speech (GWS)
3
Total Credits 14.0

SEMESTER 3  

SEMESTER 3
Course Credits
COMM 260W - News Writing and Reporting
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
3
CAS 201 - Rhetorical Theory (GH)
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
3
Humanities (GH)
3
World language level 003 - Intermediate language
  • + Students must complete the 12th credit level in a foreign language. Credits vary based on skill level.
4
Health (GHA)
3
Total Credits 16.0

SEMESTER 4  

SEMESTER 4
Course Credits
CAS 252 - Business and Professional Communication
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
3
ECON 102 - Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy (GS)
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
  • § Students may choose from any of the following courses and double count toward general education: AM ST 105 GH;US(3), ECON 102 GS(3), ECON 104 GS(3), PHIL 103 GH(3), PSYCH 100 GS(3), SOC 001 GS(3), SOC 005 GS(3). We recommend ECON 102 or 104 because of the MKTG 301 prerequisites.

or ECON 104 - Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy (GS)
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
  • § Students may choose from any of the following courses and double count toward general education: AM ST 105 GH;US(3), ECON 102 GS(3), ECON 104 GS(3), PHIL 103 GH(3), PSYCH 100 GS(3), SOC 001 GS(3), SOC 005 GS(3). We recommend ECON 102 or 104 because of the MKTG 301 prerequisites.

3
Natural Science (GN)
3
Humanities (GH)
3
Total Credits 16.0

SEMESTER 5  

SEMESTER 5
Course Credits
COMM 270 - Introduction to Multimedia Production
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
3
COMM 370 - Public Relations
3
Option - Additional course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
  • % Select 15 credits from the following (at least 3 credits must be at the 400 level):
    B A 100 GS(3) or B A 243(4); CAS 203 GS(3), CAS 204(3), CAS 214W(3), CAS271 US;IL(3), CAS 352(3), CAS 404(3), CAS 452W(3), CAS 471 US;IL(3),COMM 001(1-3), COMM 002(1-3), COMM 003(1-3), COMM 205 US(3), COMM241(3), COMM 251(3), COMM 282(3), COMM 292 GH(3), COMM 297(1-9), COMM304(3), COMM 320(3), COMM 350 IL(3), COMM 403(3), COMM 409(3), COMM 410IL(3), COMM 413W(3), COMM 462(3), COMM 468(3), COMM 473(3), COMM 476(3),COMM 495(3), COMM 496(3), ENGL 215(3), ENGL 420(3), MKTG 310(3), STAT200 GQ(4).  Credits applied may not double count with any other major or option requirements. Only 6 credits combined maximum of COMM 001, 002, 003, mayapply. Only 6 credits maximum of COMM 297 may apply. Only 3 additionalcredits of COMM 495 may apply. STAT 200 may double count as GQ.

3
BA fields - Choose from University lists
3
Natural Science (GN)
3
Total Credits 15.0

SEMESTER 6  

SEMESTER 6
Course Credits
COMM 471 - Public Relations Media and Methods
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
3
Option - Additional course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
  • % Select 15 credits from the following (at least 3 credits must be at the 400 level):
    B A 100 GS(3) or B A 243(4); CAS 203 GS(3), CAS 204(3), CAS 214W(3), CAS271 US;IL(3), CAS 352(3), CAS 404(3), CAS 452W(3), CAS 471 US;IL(3),COMM 001(1-3), COMM 002(1-3), COMM 003(1-3), COMM 205 US(3), COMM241(3), COMM 251(3), COMM 282(3), COMM 292 GH(3), COMM 297(1-9), COMM304(3), COMM 320(3), COMM 350 IL(3), COMM 403(3), COMM 409(3), COMM 410IL(3), COMM 413W(3), COMM 462(3), COMM 468(3), COMM 473(3), COMM 476(3),COMM 495(3), COMM 496(3), ENGL 215(3), ENGL 420(3), MKTG 310(3), STAT200 GQ(4).  Credits applied may not double count with any other major or option requirements. Only 6 credits combined maximum of COMM 001, 002, 003, mayapply. Only 6 credits maximum of COMM 297 may apply. Only 3 additionalcredits of COMM 495 may apply. STAT 200 may double count as GQ.

3
MKTG 301 - Principles of Marketing
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
3
BA other cultures - Choose from University list
3
BA fields - Choose from University lists
3
Total Credits 15.0

SEMESTER 7  

SEMESTER 7
Course Credits
CAS 204 - Communication Research Methods
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
  • ^ Select 3 credits from the following in Communications Research Methods/Theory (may not double count with option additional courses requirement): CAS 204(3), COMM 304(3), CAS 352(3), CAS 471 US;IL(3)

3
Option - Additional course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
  • % Select 15 credits from the following (at least 3 credits must be at the 400 level):
    B A 100 GS(3) or B A 243(4); CAS 203 GS(3), CAS 204(3), CAS 214W(3), CAS271 US;IL(3), CAS 352(3), CAS 404(3), CAS 452W(3), CAS 471 US;IL(3),COMM 001(1-3), COMM 002(1-3), COMM 003(1-3), COMM 205 US(3), COMM241(3), COMM 251(3), COMM 282(3), COMM 292 GH(3), COMM 297(1-9), COMM304(3), COMM 320(3), COMM 350 IL(3), COMM 403(3), COMM 409(3), COMM 410IL(3), COMM 413W(3), COMM 462(3), COMM 468(3), COMM 473(3), COMM 476(3),COMM 495(3), COMM 496(3), ENGL 215(3), ENGL 420(3), MKTG 310(3), STAT200 GQ(4).  Credits applied may not double count with any other major or option requirements. Only 6 credits combined maximum of COMM 001, 002, 003, mayapply. Only 6 credits maximum of COMM 297 may apply. Only 3 additionalcredits of COMM 495 may apply. STAT 200 may double count as GQ.

3
BA fields - Choose from University lists
3
Arts (GA)
3
Elective - Any college level course
3
Total Credits 15.0

SEMESTER 8  

SEMESTER 8
Course Credits
COMM 494 - Research Project
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
3
Option - Additional course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
  • % Select 15 credits from the following (at least 3 credits must be at the 400 level):
    B A 100 GS(3) or B A 243(4); CAS 203 GS(3), CAS 204(3), CAS 214W(3), CAS271 US;IL(3), CAS 352(3), CAS 404(3), CAS 452W(3), CAS 471 US;IL(3),COMM 001(1-3), COMM 002(1-3), COMM 003(1-3), COMM 205 US(3), COMM241(3), COMM 251(3), COMM 282(3), COMM 292 GH(3), COMM 297(1-9), COMM304(3), COMM 320(3), COMM 350 IL(3), COMM 403(3), COMM 409(3), COMM 410IL(3), COMM 413W(3), COMM 462(3), COMM 468(3), COMM 473(3), COMM 476(3),COMM 495(3), COMM 496(3), ENGL 215(3), ENGL 420(3), MKTG 310(3), STAT200 GQ(4).  Credits applied may not double count with any other major or option requirements. Only 6 credits combined maximum of COMM 001, 002, 003, mayapply. Only 6 credits maximum of COMM 297 may apply. Only 3 additionalcredits of COMM 495 may apply. STAT 200 may double count as GQ.

3
COMM 495 - Internship
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
3
Elective - Any college-level course
4
Total Credits 13.0