Communication Studies, Bachelor of Science

Requirements

Communication Studies Core Courses
CMST 1310PERSPECTIVES IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES3
CMST 2010INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION3
CMST 2410SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION AND LEADERSHIP3
CMST 4510PERSUASION AND SOCIAL INFLUENCE3
CMST 4940COMMUNICATION STUDIES CAPSTONE SEMINAR3
CMST/JMC 4960INTERNSHIP AND CAREER PREPARATION SEMINAR1
CMST/JMC 4970INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE1-3
or CMST 4990 ADVANCED COMMUNICATION PRACTICUM
Select one of the following Advanced Communication Performance courses:3
PERSUASIVE SPEAKING
SPEECH COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS AND THE PROFESSIONS
ADVANCED PUBLIC SPEAKING
INTERCOLLEGIATE FORENSIC ACTIVITIES
INTERCOLLEG FORENSIC ACTVTS
INTERVIEWING
CORPORATE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
COMMUNICATION FOR INSTRUCTIONAL SETTINGS
DIRECTING FORENSICS
CONFLICT MEDIATION
Communication Studies Area of Emphasis18
Journalism and Media Communication Courses
JMC 2100MEDIA WRITING LABORATORY3
JMC 2104MEDIA WRITING LECTURE1
Approved Course - JMC Elective (adviser approved)3
Research Methods or Statistics
Select one of the following:3
SOCIAL MEDIA METRICS
MEDIA COMMUNICATION RESEARCH
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
SOCIAL STATISTICS
RESEARCH METHODS
STATISTICAL METHODS I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE I
Or other adviser-approved course
Additional Bachelor of Science Requirement
Second Field of Study or Minor (Bachelor of Science ONLY) (15 credits in one subject/or related area outside of major)15
Electives
Electives (as needed to meet the 120-hour minimum for degree)
Total Credits63-65

Communication Studies Area of Emphasis

Students will complete 18 hours of communication studies courses with an emphasis in one of the following areas in consultation with an adviser.

Instructional Communication & Corporate Training
CMST 4150CORPORATE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT3
CMST 4160COMMUNICATION FOR INSTRUCTIONAL SETTINGS3
CMST 4560COMMUNICATION, TEAMWORK, & FACILITATION3
Plus 9 additional hours in CMST courses9
Total Credits18
Intercultural Communication & Diversity
CMST/WGST 3750GENDER AND COMMUNICATION3
CMST 4530INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION-US3
CMST 4570INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN THE GLOBAL WORKPLACE3
Plus 9 additional hours in CMST courses9
Total Credits18
Interpersonal Communication & Conflict Management
CMST 4140COMMUNICATION AND HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS3
CMST 4700INTERPERSONAL CONFLICT3
CMST 4800CONFLICT MEDIATION3
Plus 9 additional hours in CMST courses9
Total Credits18
Organizational Communication & Leadership
CMST 3130SPEECH COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS AND THE PROFESSIONS3
CMST 4180COMMUNICATION LEADERSHIP AND POWER AND ORGANIZATIONS3
CMST 4170ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION3
Plus 9 additional hours in CMST courses9
Total Credits18
Rhetoric & Public Culture
CMST 2120ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE3
CMST 4110RHETORICAL THEORY AND CRITICISM3
JMC 4310MEDIA & POLITICS3
Plus 9 additional hours in CMST courses9
Total Credits18

Communication Studies students select from the following CMST courses to complete the additional hours in their area of emphasis.

CMST 1710/THEA 1090ORAL INTERPRETATION OF LITERATURE3
CMST 2120ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE3
CMST 2420PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE AND MEETING MANAGEMENT2
CMST 3100PRESENTATION & INTERVIEW ANXIETY REDUCTION TECHNIQUES3
CMST 3130SPEECH COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS AND THE PROFESSIONS3
CMST 3140ADVANCED PUBLIC SPEAKING3
CMST 3150INTERCOLLEGIATE FORENSIC ACTIVITIES1-3
CMST 3160INTERCOLLEG FORENSIC ACTVTS1-3
CMST/BLST 3510CULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN CINEMA3
CMST 3600SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPEECH COMMUNICATION3
CMST/WGST 3750GENDER AND COMMUNICATION3
CMST 4110RHETORICAL THEORY AND CRITICISM3
CMST 4120COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL PROTEST3
CMST 4130FAMILY COMMUNICATION3
CMST 4140COMMUNICATION AND HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS3
CMST 4150CORPORATE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT3
CMST 4160COMMUNICATION FOR INSTRUCTIONAL SETTINGS3
CMST 4170ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION3
CMST 4180COMMUNICATION LEADERSHIP AND POWER AND ORGANIZATIONS3
CMST 4190COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION3
CMST 4220HEALTH COMMUNICATION3
JMC 4310MEDIA & POLITICS3
CMST 4520PSYCHOLINGUISTICS3
CMST 4530INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION-US3
CMST 4540CONTEMPORARY SYSTEMS OF COMMUNICATION3
CMST 4550NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION3
CMST 4560COMMUNICATION, TEAMWORK, & FACILITATION3
CMST 4570INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN THE GLOBAL WORKPLACE3
CMST/BLST 4580COMMUNICATING RACE, ETHNICITY & IDENTITY3
CMST 4600COMMUNICATION THEORY AND APPLICATION3
CMST 4620DIRECTING FORENSICS3
CMST 4700INTERPERSONAL CONFLICT3
CMST 4800CONFLICT MEDIATION3

Second Field of Study for BSC Degree for Communication Studies Majors

A second field of study is required for the Bachelor of Science in Communication (BSC) degree. Communication studies majors pursuing the BSC should complete 15 hours of courses (including at least six hours of 3000- to 4000-level courses) in one department or academic program, or inter-related courses from various departments or academic programs other than communication studies. Communication studies majors may have a second field of study in journalism and media communication by completing 12 hours of courses in JMC (six hours of which must be at the 3000- or 4000-level), in addition to the JMC courses already required for the communication studies major. Communication studies majors may have a minor in journalism and media communication by completing 15 hours of JMC offerings (12 hours of which must be upper level) in addition to the JMC courses already required for the communication studies major. All courses in the minor must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.