Communication Studies Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science

Offered by Department of Communication

General Studies
Foundational Requirements (LOPERS 1-4) 12
LOPER 2: Writing Skills
Introduction to Academic Writing
LOPER 3: Oral Communication Skills
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
LOPER 4: Mathematics, Statistics and Quantitative Reasoning
Quantitative Reasoning 1
Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5 – 8)13
LOPER 8: Natural Science
Must choose a lab science course.
Dispositional Requirements (LOPERs 9-10) 26
Wellness (LOPER 11) Optional0
BS Science-related course requirements0
Program Specific Requirement
ENG 102Special Topics in Academic Writing and Research 33
Major Option
Complete all required courses60
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum26
Total Credit Hours120

Students selecting a major in Organizational and Relational Communication must earn a minimum 2.5 G.P.A. in the major.

Major Option

Communication Core Requirements
SPCH 202Communication Concepts in Society3
SPCH 252Communication Inquiry3
SPCH 301Introduction to Organizational Communication3
SPCH 370Small Group Communication3
SPCH 450Language and Social Change3
SPCH 456Rhetorical Theory3
SPCH 459Organizational & Relational Communication Senior Practicum3
SPCH 499Communication Theory3
Communication Techniques Requirements
Select one of the following:3
Advanced Public Speaking
Logic Argumentation and Reasoning
Persuasion and Propaganda
Area of Application
Choose 12 hours:12
Interpersonal and Relational Communication
Story Analysis: Investigating Myths and Narratives
Introduction to Health Communication
Leadership Communication
Advanced Organizational Communication
Diffusion of Innovations
Intercultural Communication
Communication Training and Consulting
Public Relations
Social Media Strategies
Communication Electives
Select 9 credit hours of the following:9
SPCH 200-SPCH 499
Website Design
CMS - WordPress
Senior Portfolio
Internship (Limit 6 hours total)
Organizational and Relational Communication Support Track
Select 12 credit hours in a support track area in consultation with advisor. 12
Total Credit Hours60

Organizational and Relational Communication Support Track

Tailored Option
12 hours selected in consultation with your adviser and approved by department chair. Generally includes at least 9 hours of upper-division course work.
Intercultural Communication
Take 12 hours from list
Introduction to International Studies
Study abroad credit (9-12 hours)

Math 106 or any approved LOPER 4 course. Students without sufficient preparation will also need to take the following, increasing the total credit hours needed:

  • MATH 101

Designated courses with the appropriate content may be approved to satisfy one of the Broad Knowledge requirements plus LOPER 9 or Broad Knowledge plus LOPER 10. Courses may be approved to satisfy LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone. (Courses satisfying LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone must be 3 credit hours.) Students applying this option will need to take additional hours in other categories to meet the required GS hours.


Students are encouraged to take the Communications specific section of ENG 102.