Curriculum Requirements

Core Courses
COS 110Communication Theory3
COM 250Freedom of Expression and Communication Ethics3
COS 112Interpersonal Communication3
COS 210Writing for Communication Studies3
Advanced Writing and Communication Skills Requirement
Select one of the following:3
Web Lab
Visual Design
Graphic Design for Strategic Communication
General Concentration Courses
COS 211Public Speaking3
or COS 333 Business Communication
Select 12 elective credit hours in COS with the prior approval of a Communication Studies advisor.12
Other Required Courses
Students majoring in Communication Studies - General Concentration must complete the following courses:
COS 351
COS 353
Qualitative Research Methods
and Quantitative Communication Research Methods and Analyses
6
COS 479Capstone for Communication Studies3
Additional Requirements 1,2
ENG 105 & ENG 1066
MTH 113 or JMM 285 or STC 1033
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
STEM Cognate9
Minor, Second Major and Electives54
Total Credit Hours120
1

School of Communication students are required to complete a minimum of a minor (inside or outside of the school) in addition to their Communication major to graduate. For an optional 2nd major, please see your advisor. 

2

School of Communication students must complete 6 credits of English Composition unless exempt based on SAT/ACT score or AP/IB exam, 3-6 credits of Mathematics, University Cognates and the Advanced Writing and Communication Skills Proficiency requirement. 

Upper Level Elective Requirement

36 credits at the 300 level or higher are required for graduation. These credits may be earned from your major, minor and/or second major, and electives. 

Suggested Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
COS 110 Communication Theory 3
COS 112 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 113 Finite Mathematics 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
COM 250 Freedom of Expression and Communication Ethics 3
COS 210 Writing for Communication Studies 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
Fall
COS 211 or 333 Public Speaking
or Business Communication
3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
Minor or Second Major 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
Select one of the following: 3
Web Lab  
Visual Design  
Graphic Design for Strategic Communication  
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
Minor or Second Major 3
COS Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Fall
COS Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
COS Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
COS 351 Qualitative Research Methods 3
COS 353 Quantitative Communication Research Methods and Analyses 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
COS 479 Capstone for Communication Studies 3
COS Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120