Feb 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

Communication Studies, Advertising & Public Relations Concentration, BA

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The communication studies program prepares students to better communicate on various levels—interpersonally, in groups, as leaders, and in mediated communication. In completing a program of study, each student selects a concentration (advertising & public relations, broadcasting, film studies, graphic design, or multimedia journalism) designed to complement his or her career objective.


Related Subjects (6 Credits)

(two of the following related subjects)

Communication Studies Advanced Electives (6 Credits)

  • COMS Elective I 3 Credit(s)
  • COMS Elective II 3 Credit(s)

Courses must be 200-level and above nonstudio and nonwriting core classes and cannot be counted toward concentration or applied coursework. They may include only 3 credits of COMS 420  Practicum.

Applied Coursework (12 Credits)

Two writing and two studio courses required. Courses counted here may not be counted toward concentration.

Writing Core (6 Credits)

(two of the following writing core courses)

Studio Core (6 Credits)

(two of the following studio core courses)

Research Sequence (10 Credits)

Total Credits: 53

*Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher in specified COMS classes to remain in good standing for graduation.

**At least one of the related subjects must be PSY 105  or SOC 105 .

Advertising & Public Relations (12 Credits)

Advertising and public relations concentration students must take COMS 277  as one of their two writing core classes and COMS 264  as one of their two studio core classes, and they must complete one of the nonrequired concentration electives.

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