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Corporate Communications Option: In extending traditional organizational communication and public relations to the digital age, this option better prepares public relations specialists to compete in a global society. The program is also effective as preparation for e-commerce.

Journalism Option: In today's workplace, journalism graduates are required to regularly engage rapidly converging media in their work. This option offers graduates a competitive advantage by replacing traditional options (newspaper, magazine, radio, TV) with convergent coursework designed to prepare them better for professional journalism in the digital age.

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(9 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR. See description of General Education in the Undergraduate Degree Programs Bulletin)

FIRST YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 9-13 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 22 credits
(This includes 9 credits of General Education courses; 6 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GH courses; 0-4 credits of GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES: (10 credits) [1]
COMM 100 GS(3), COMM 494(3), IST 110(4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES: (12 credits)
ECON 002 GS(3), or ECON 004 GS(3)
AM ST 105 GH(3) or PHIL 103 GH(3)
PSY 002 GS(3) or SOC 001 GS(3)
CAS 201 (3) or CAS 202 (3)

[1] A student in the major must receive a grade of C or better in all courses, as specified in Senate policy 82-44

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 30 credits

CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS OPTION: 30 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (21 credits)
CAS 252 (3), COMM 260W (3), COMM 370 (3), COMM 471 (3), COMM 495 (3), MKTG 310 (3)
MKTG 221 (3) or MKTG 221W (3) or MKTG 301 (3) or MKTG 301W (3)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
(Some courses in this category have prerequisites that are not required in the program.)
(Select 9 credits from the following; at least 3 credits must be at the 400-level)
BA 200 (3), BA 243 (3), CAS 203 GS(3), CAS 214W (3), CAS 352 (3), CAS 452W (3), CAS 404 (3), CAS 471 (3), COMM 270 (3), COMM 283W( 3), COMM 403 (3), COMM 404 (3), COMM 409 (3), COMM 413 (3), COMM 473 (3), ENGL 411 (3), ENGL 419 (3), ENGL 420 (3), ENGL 421 (3), CC 401 (3), STAT 200 (4)

JOURNALISM OPTION: 30 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES: 18 credits

COMM 260W (3), COMM 403 (3), COMM 409 (3), COMM 460W (3), COMM 495 (3), ENGL 420 (3)

ADDITIONAL COURSES: 12 credits
(Some courses in the category have prerequisites that are not required in the program.)
(Select 12 credits from the following.)
CAS 203 (3), CAS 426W (3), COMM 205 (3), COMM 261 (3), COMM 269 (3), COMM 270 (3), COMM 283W (3), COMM 401 (3), COMM 413 (3), COMM 461 (3), COMM 470A (3), COMM 470B (3), COMM 470C (3), ENGL 210 (3), ENGL 215 (3), ENGL 411 (3), ENGL 415 (3), ENGL 416 (3), ENGL 417 (3)