Our communication and media studies program offers a critical approach to those elements in society that are shaped and influenced by human symbol systems.

Communication and Media Studies Major Requirements

Required Communication and Media Studies Courses

(10 courses: two required courses plus a concentration)

  • COME 122 Principles of Interpersonal Communication 
  • COME 124 Principles of Mass Communication Communication

Communication Concentration

(eight courses)

Required courses

  • COME 426 Organizational Communication
  • COME 427 Communication Theory

Any four of the following

  • COME 222 Small Group Communication 
  • COME 322 Business and Professional Speaking 
  • COME 323 Nonverbal Communication
  • COME 324 Persuasion 
  • COME 330 Intercultural Communication 
  • COME 389 Special Topics 
  • COME 490 Independent Study
  • Any two media courses (one at 300 level)

Media Concentration

(eight courses)

Required courses

  • COME 467 Television Criticism 
  • COME 468 Mass Communication Theory

Any four of the following

  • COME 252 Writing for Media
  • COME 329 Political Communication 
  • COME 343 International Mass Communication 
  • COME 364 Media Law and Regulation 
  • COME 383 Media Ethics 
  • COME 384 Communication Technology and Social Change 
  • COME 389 Special Topics 
  • COME 490 Independent Study 
  • Any two communication courses (one at 300 level)

Major in Speech Communication with Secondary Certification

(10 courses)

Students seeking secondary certification for teaching grades 6-12 must complete the following ten courses

  • COME 122 Principles of Interpersonal Communication 
  • COME 124 Principles of Mass Communication 
  • COME 222 Small Group Communication 
  • COME 252 Writing for Media 
  • COME 322 Business and Professional Speaking 
  • COME 323 Nonverbal Communication 
  • COME 324 Persuasion 
  • COME 383 Media Ethics 
  • COME 426 Organizational Communication 
  • COME 427 Communication Theory