Plan of Study

Communication Arts
4-Year Plans of Study

The following are sample plans of study for each concentration in both the BA and BS in Communication Arts. Each plan totals 120 credit hours at 15 hours per semester, with no planned summer courses. The Political Science minor is included for illustrative purposes; a minor is not required in the BA, and a different minor may be substituted in the BS (although it must be approved).

B.A. In Communication Arts
Public Communication Concentration with Political Science Minor

Year 1

Year 2

Fall

Spring

Fall

Spring

SPCH-S205 Intro to Communication

JOUR-C200 Intro to Mass Communication

SPCH-C321 Persuasion

SPCH-S228 Argumentation and Debate

SPCH-S121 Public Speaking

ENG-W132 Elementary Composition 2

SPCH-C300 Radio

SPCH-S201 Communicating in Public

ENG-W131 Elementary Composition 1

MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics

POLS-Y103 Introduction to American Politics

GEOL-G 133 Geology Of The United States (5 cr)

BIOL-L100 Humans and the Biological World (5 cr)

PSY-P103 General Psychology

SPAN-S 111 Elementary Spanish 

SPAN-S 112 Elementary Spanish

CSCI-C 100 Computing Tools (1 cr)

ENG-L204 Introduction to Fiction

HIST-H113 History of Western Civ 1 

CSCI-C175 Computers: Adobe Tools (1 cr)

Year 3

Year 4

Fall

Spring

Fall

Spring

SPCH-C380 Organizational Communication

SPCH-S336 Communication Theory

SPCH-S398 Senior Seminar

SPCH-C300 Internship

SPCH-S427 Cross Cultural Communication

NMCM-N 351 Cyberculture and Community

SPCH-C444 Political Communication

COAS-200 Leadership Studies

POLS-Y217 Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLS-Y304 Constitutional Law

POLS-Y371 Workshop in Intl Topics

POLS-Y360 United States Foreign Policy

AST-A110 Intro to Astronomy

HIST-H114 History of Western Civ 2

PHIL-P100 Introduction to Philosophy

SOC-S100 Introduction to Sociology

SPAN-S203 Second Year Spanish

SPAN-S204 Second Year Spanish

ANTH-A 104 Cultural Anthropology

THTR-T120 Acting I: Fundamentals of Acting

B.A. In Communication Arts
Journalism Concentration with Political Science Minor

Year 1

Year 2

Fall

Spring

Fall

Spring

SPCH-S205 Intro to Communication

JOUR-C200 Intro to Mass Communication

SPCH-C321 Persuasion

SPCH-J 200 Writing for Mass Media

SPCH-S121 Public Speaking

ENG-W132 Elementary Composition 2

SPCH-C300 Radio

SPCH-C325 Interviewing

ENG-W131 Elementary Composition 1

MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics

POLS-Y103 Introduction to American Politics

GEOL-G 133 Geology Of The United States (5 cr)

BIOL-L100 Humans and the Biological World (5 cr)

PSY-P103 General Psychology

SPAN-S 111 Elementary Spanish 

SPAN-S 112 Elementary Spanish

CSCI-C 100 Computing Tools (1 cr)

ENG-L204 Introduction to Fiction

HIST-H113 History of Western Civ 1 

CSCI-C175 Computers: Adobe Tools (1 cr)

Year 3

Year 4

Fall

Spring

Fall

Spring

SPCH-C380 Organizational Communication

SPCH-S336 Communication Theory

SPCH-S398 Senior Seminar

ENG-W 365 Theories and Practices of Editing

SPCH-S427 Cross Cultural Communication

SPCH-C300 Internship

NMCM-N250 Graphic Design I

JOUR-J290 Internship in Journalism

POLS-Y217 Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLS-Y304 Constitutional Law

POLS-Y371 Workshop in Intl Topics

POLS-Y360 United States Foreign Policy

AST-A110 Intro to Astronomy

HIST-H114 History of Western Civ 2

PHIL-P100 Introduction to Philosophy

SOC-S100 Introduction to Sociology

SPAN-S203 Second Year Spanish

SPAN-S204 Second Year Spanish

ANTH-A 104 Cultural Anthropology

THTR-T120 Acting I: Fundamentals of Acting

B.A. In Communication Arts
Public Relations/Corporate Communications Concentration with Political Science Minor

Year 1

Year 2

Fall

Spring

Fall

Spring

SPCH-S205 Intro to Communication

JOUR-C200 Intro to Mass Communication

SPCH-C321 Persuasion

SPCH-C300 Radio

SPCH-S121 Public Speaking

ENG-W132 Elementary Composition 2

SPCH-S 233 Intro to Public Relations

SPCH-S 333 Public Relations

ENG-W131 Elementary Composition 1

MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics

POLS-Y103 Introduction to American Politics

GEOL-G 133 Geology Of The United States (5 cr)

BIOL-L100 Humans and the Biological World (5 cr)

PSY-P103 General Psychology

SPAN-S 111 Elementary Spanish 

SPAN-S 112 Elementary Spanish

CSCI-C 100 Computing Tools (1 cr)

ENG-L204 Introduction to Fiction

HIST-H113 History of Western Civ 1 

CSCI-C175 Computers: Adobe Tools (1 cr)

Year 3

Year 4

Fall

Spring

Fall

Spring

SPCH-C380 Organizational Communication

SPCH-S336 Communication Theory

SPCH-S398 Senior Seminar

SPCH-C300 Internship

SPCH-S427 Cross Cultural Communication

SPCH-C325 Interviewing

NMCM-N250 Graphic Design I

SPCH-C 391 Public Relations Campaigns

POLS-Y217 Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLS-Y304 Constitutional Law

POLS-Y371 Workshop in Intl Topics

POLS-Y360 United States Foreign Policy

AST-A110 Intro to Astronomy

HIST-H114 History of Western Civ 2

PHIL-P100 Introduction to Philosophy

SOC-S100 Introduction to Sociology

SPAN-S203 Second Year Spanish

SPAN-S204 Second Year Spanish

ANTH-A 104 Cultural Anthropology

THTR-T120 Acting I: Fundamentals of Acting

B.S. In Communication Arts
Public Communication Concentration with Political Science Minor

Year 1

Year 2

Fall

Spring

Fall

Spring

SPCH-S205 Intro to Communication

JOUR-C200 Intro to Mass Communication

SPCH-C321 Persuasion

SPCH-S228 Argumentation and Debate

SPCH-S121 Public Speaking

ENG-W132 Elementary Composition 2

PSY-P103 General Psychology

SPCH-S201 Communicating in Public

ENG-W131 Elementary Composition 1

MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics

POLS-Y103 Introduction to American Politics

SPCH-C 393 Communication Research Methods

BIOL-L100 Humans and the Biological World (5 cr)

FINA-F100 Basic Drawing

ENG-W315 Writing for the Web

SPEA-V170 Intro To Public Affairs

CSCI-C 100 Computing Tools (1 cr)

ENG-L204 Introduction to Fiction

INFO-I300 Human Computer Interaction

PSY-K300 Statistics

Year 3

Year 4

Fall

Spring

Fall

Spring

SPCH-C380 Organizational Communication

SPCH-S336 (Communication Theory

SPCH-S398 Senior Seminar

SPCH-C300 Internship

SPCH-S427 Cross Cultural Communication

NMCM-N 351 Cyberculture and Community

SPCH-C444 Political Communication

COAS-200 Leadership Studies

POLS-Y217 Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLS-Y304 Constitutional Law

POLS-Y371 Workshop in Intl Topics

POLS-Y360 United States Foreign Policy

AST-A110 Intro to Astronomy

ANTH-A 104 Cultural Anthropology

PHIL-P100 Introduction to Philosophy

SOC-S100 Introduction to Sociology

SPCH-S398 Independent Study in Speech Communication (Research Project)

FINA-N 198 Intro to Photography Non-Maj

HIST-H113 History of Western Civ 1

THTR-T120 Acting I: Fundamentals of Acting

B.S. In Communication Arts
Journalism Concentration with Political Science Minor

Year 1

Year 2

Fall

Spring

Fall

Spring

SPCH-S205 Intro to Communication

JOUR-C200 Intro to Mass Communication

SPCH-C321 Persuasion

NMCM-N250 Graphic Design I

SPCH-S121 Public Speaking

ENG-W132 Elementary Composition 2

PSY-P103 General Psychology

SPCH-S201 Communicating in Public

ENG-W131 Elementary Composition 1

MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics

POLS-Y103 Introduction to American Politics

SPCH-C 393 Communication Research Methods

BIOL-L100 Humans and the Biological World (5 cr)

FINA-F100 Basic Drawing

SPCH-J 200 Writing for Mass Media

SPEA-V170 Intro To Public Affairs

CSCI-C 100 Computing Tools (1 cr)

ENG-L204 Introduction to Fiction

INFO-I300 Human Computer Interaction

PSY-K300 Statistics

Year 3

Year 4

Fall

Spring

Fall

Spring

SPCH-C380 Organizational Communication

SPCH-S336 (Communication Theory

SPCH-S398 Senior Seminar

SPCH-C300 Internship

SPCH-S427 Cross Cultural Communication

ENG-W 365 Theories and Practices of Editing

JOUR-J290 Internship in Journalism

JOUR-J343 Broadcast News

POLS-Y217 Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLS-Y304 Constitutional Law

POLS-Y371 Workshop in Intl Topics

POLS-Y360 United States Foreign Policy

AST-A110 Intro to Astronomy

ANTH-A 104 Cultural Anthropology

PHIL-P100 Introduction to Philosophy

SOC-S100 Introduction to Sociology

SPCH-S398 Independent Study in Speech Communication (Research Project)

FINA-N 198 Intro to Photography Non-Maj

HIST-H113 History of Western Civ 1

THTR-T120 Acting I: Fundamentals of Acting

B.S. In Communication Arts
Public Relations/Corporate Communications Concentration with Political Science Minor

Year 1

Year 2

Fall

Spring

Fall

Spring

SPCH-S205 Intro to Communication

JOUR-C200 Intro to Mass Communication

SPCH-C321 Persuasion

SPCH-S 333 Public Relations Writing

SPCH-S121 Public Speaking

ENG-W132 Elementary Composition 2

PSY-P103 General Psychology

SPCH-S201 Communicating in Public

ENG-W131 Elementary Composition 1

MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics

POLS-Y103 Introduction to American Politics

SPCH-C 393 Communication Research Methods

BIOL-L100 Humans and the Biological World (5 cr)

FINA-F100 Basic Drawing

SPCH-S 233 Intro to Public Relations

SPEA-V170 Intro To Public Affairs

CSCI-C 100 Computing Tools (1 cr)

ENG-L204 Introduction to Fiction

INFO-I300 Human Computer Interaction

PSY-K300 Statistics

Year 3

Year 4

Fall

Spring

Fall

Spring

SPCH-C380 Organizational Communication

SPCH-S336 (Communication Theory

SPCH-S398 Senior Seminar

SPCH-C300 Internship

SPCH-S427 Cross Cultural Communication

SPCH-C 391 Public Relations Campaigns

NMCM-N 351 Cyberculture and Community

NMCM-N250 Graphic Design I

POLS-Y217 Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLS-Y304 Constitutional Law

POLS-Y371 Workshop in Intl Topics

POLS-Y360 United States Foreign Policy

AST-A110 Intro to Astronomy

ANTH-A 104 Cultural Anthropology

PHIL-P100 Introduction to Philosophy

SOC-S100 Introduction to Sociology

SPCH-S398 Independent Study in Speech Communication (Research Project)

FINA-N 198 Intro to Photography Non-Maj

HIST-H113 History of Western Civ 1

THTR-T120 Acting I: Fundamentals of Acting