Communication Major

Requirements for a Major in Communication

39 credits for the Advertising and Public Relations concentration and 39 credits for the concentration in Digital Media Production.

Core Courses(21 credits)
CM-100Intro to Mass Communication3
CM-105Media Writing3
or CM-200 Writing for Communication
CM-110Public Speaking3
CM-363Visual Media Literacy3
CM-384Media Criticism3
CM-450Senior Communication Capstone3
Select one of the following:3
Gender and the Media
Intercultural Communication
Independent Media and Society
Elective Courses(18 credits)
Select 18 credits in Communication18
Total Credits39

Students are required to meet with their department advisor to review their upcoming semester academic choices. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.

Sample Timetable for Completion of Degree Communication, Generalist

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
LASCFirst-Year Seminar (FYS) 3
EN-101 College Writing I 3
CM-100 Intro to Mass Communication 3
LASCLASC Elective (QR) 3
LASCLASC Elective (GP) 3
 Credits15
Semester Two
EN-102 College Writing II 3
LASCLASC Elective (CON) 3
CM-110 Public Speaking 3
LASCLASC Elective (USW) 3
LASCLASC Elective (TLC) 3
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
CM-105 Media Writing 3
SELECTCM Major Elective 3
LASCLASC Elective (NSP) 4
LASCLASC Elective (TLC) 3
LASCLASC Elective (GP) 3
 Credits16
Semester Four
CM-213 Gender and the Media 3
SELECTCM Major Elective 3
LASCLASC Elective (NSP) 3
LASCLASC Elective (HBS) 3
LASCLASC Elective (CA) 3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
CM-363 Visual Media Literacy 3
SELECTCM Major Elective 3
LASCLASC Elective (HBS) 3
LASCLASC Elective (CA) 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits15
Semester Six
CM-384 Media Criticism 3
SELECTCM Major Elective 3
LASCLASC Elective (ICW) 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
CM-435 Communication Internship 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
CM-450 Senior Communication Capstone 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits121

Once LASC requirements are satisfied, students may select general requirements. Students are required to meet with their department advisor to review their upcoming semester academic choices. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.