May 14, 2021  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog (August 2019 - July 2020) 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog (August 2019 - July 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Communication Arts

The Communication Arts and Media Department (COMM, MCOM, and THEA) provides hands-on training in a wide variety of communication fields so students are well-equipped for careers in communication fields throughout the United States and the world. The mission of the department is to create well-rounded, highly-skilled, ethically-minded students in the general area of Communication Arts and Media or in one or more emphases in Public Relations , Theatre , Broadcasting , and/or Journalism .

The degree of Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts requires the successful completion of 120 semester hours, including (1) the General Education Program; (2) the Communication Arts & Media Core; and (3) an are of emphasis in at least one of the four Communication Arts areas OR nine (9) additional hours of MCOM or COMM courses. 

For graduation, majors must achieve a combined grade point average of at least 2.50 in all departmental requirements.

General Education Requirements:
Within the General Education curriculum provided by the University, communication students are required to take COMM 101 and THEA 102. Taking one year of modern language is strongly recommended. Substitutions of the other general education courses may be taken as per the modern language substitution policy.

Minors in either Communication , Journalism ,or Theatre  are available for those seeking a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in another discipline.