Curriculum Requirements

Core Courses
COS 120Exploring Human Communication3
COS 220Communication Theory3
COM 250Freedom of Expression and Communication Ethics3
Advanced Writing and Communication Skills Requirement
Select one of the following digital skills courses:3
Web Lab
Introduction to Digital Filmmaking
Visual Design
Graphic Design for Strategic Communication
Organizational Concentration Courses
COS 316Small Group Communication3
COS 330Conflict Management3
COS 333Business Communication3
COS 418Organizational Communication3
Majors in Communication Studies - Organizational Track must select one of the following options: Applied or Research & Theory12
Applied Communication Option
Writing for Communication Studies
Speech Writing
Applied Communication Research Methods
6 credits of additional COS electives chosen with a departmental advisor
Research and Theory Option
Writing for Communication Studies
Qualitative Research Methods
Quantitative Communication Research Methods and Analyses
3 credits of additional COS electives chosen with a departmental advisor
Additional Requirements 1,2
ENG 105 & ENG 1066
MTH 113 or JMM 285 or STC 1033
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
STEM Cognate9
Minor or Second Major and Electives57
Total Credit Hours120

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 (Applied Option)

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
COS 220 Communication Theory 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 113 Finite Mathematics 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
COS 120 Exploring Human Communication 3
COM 250 Freedom of Expression and Communication Ethics 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
Fall
COS 333 Business Communication 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
Select one of the following: 3
Web Lab  
Introduction to Digital Filmmaking  
Visual Design  
Graphic Design for Strategic Communication  
COS Elective at the 300 level or above 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Fall
COS 316 Small Group Communication 3
COS Elective at the 300 level or above 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 210 or 360 Writing for Communication Studies
or Speech Writing
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 355 Applied Communication Research Methods 3
COS 418 Organizational Communication 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 330 Conflict Management 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
 Total Credit Hours120