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Communication & Media Studies Major Requirements

Communication & Media Studies Major

(8 credits, plus a concentration)

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

Communication concentration

(32 credits)

  • COME 426 Organizational Communication
  • COME 427 Communication Theory
  • Two media courses (one at the 300 level)

Any four of the following:

  • COME 222 Small Group Communication 
  • COME 322 Business and Professional Speaking 
  • COME 323 Nonverbal Communication
  • COME 324 Persuasion 
  • COME 327 Health Communication
  • COME 328 Family Communication
  • COME 329 Political Communication
  • COME 330 Intercultural Communication 
  • COME 389 Special Topics 
  • COME 490 Independent Study
  • COME 494 Internship

Media concentration

(32 credits) 

  • COME 467 Television Criticism 
  • COME 468 Mass Communication Theory
  • Two communication courses (one at the 300 level)

Any four of the following:

  • COME 252 Writing for Media
  • COME 329 Political 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 

Major in Speech Communication With Secondary Certification

(40 credits)

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