May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

Communication Studies, Personalized Specialization, 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 specialization (advertising & public relations, broadcasting/multimedia journalism, film studies, graphic design, healthcare communication or a personalized specialization) designed to complement his or her career objective.

Personalized Specialization Core (27 Credits)

  • Course list will be customized in consultation with the student’s academic advisor. This specialization will include a communication content area, including writing and studio courses.

Professional Development Courses (3 Credits)

  Choose Two Courses

COMS 200 Applied Communication  1.5 Credit(s)    

COMS 273 Trending News  ​1.5 Credit(s)

COMS 274 Media Training for Professionals  ​1.5 Credit(s)

COMS 321 Personal Branding and Professional Portfolio Building  ​1.5 Credit(s)

Total Credits: 67

The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at

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