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Applied Communication, B.S.

Requirements

The BA/BS/Minor will give students the opportunity to earn a full major/minor in the field of applied communication. This degree prepares students with the necessary skills to (a) examine a wide range of diverse issues, including the communication needs of organizations, effective social interaction, improvement of health care understandings or delivery, implementation of behavioral interventions, training to improve communication, and activist efforts to achieve social change, (b) methodological and (c) theoretical competence to address issues of applied communication, and (d) to practice oral, written, and critical thinking skills.

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing     3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)      
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics 3
 or STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities 4
  Fine Arts 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 36 Credits
  COMM 1020 Public Speaking 2
and COMM 1025 Public Speaking Lab 1
  COMM 1050 Introduction to Communication 3
  COMM 3020 Communication Research Methods WE 3
  COMM 3050 Theories of Communication and Culture WE 3
  COMM 319G Intercultural Communication Encounters 3
  COMM 4930 Communication Capstone 3
  Complete 18 credits within the Communication Major; 9 must be at the 3000-4000 level. 18
Elective Requirements: 49 Credits
  Any courses numbered 1000 or higher; specific upper-division credits may be needed to fulfill the university's upper-divisionrequirement 49

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 or more semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above (departments may require a higher GPA).
  3. Residency hours: minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Completion of 16 credit hours of course work from one language to include the 1010, 1020, 2010, and 202G/2020 levels or transferred equivalents.
  6. Completion of COMM courses with a C- or higher.
  7. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track. (Note: This graduation plan has not been updated, please contact the department for the most updated plan.)

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
Elective (MAT 1010 recommended here if needed) 3
PE 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Elective   3
Elective   3
  Semester Total 14
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
COMM 1020 and 1025 Public Speaking and Lab 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research  3
STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics 3
Biology Distribution 3
Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Semester Total 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
COMM 1050 Introduction to Communication 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
Elective   3
Humanities Distribution   3
Elective   2
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
COMM Elective   3
Physical Science Distribution 3
Elective   3
American Institutions 3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: 
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
COMM 3020 Communication Research Methods WE 3
COMM 319G Intercultural Communication Encounters 3
COMM Upper Division Elective   3
Elective   4
Elective   3
  Semester total: 16
Notes:  
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
COMM 3050 Theories of Communication and Culture WE 3
COMM Elective   3
COMM Upper Division Elective   3
Elective   3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
Notes:  
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
COMM Elective   3
COMM Upper Division Elective   3
Additional Biology and Physical Science   3
Social/Behavioral Science   3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
COMM 4930 Communication Capstone 3
Elective   3
Elective   3
Elective   3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 120

 

Department

Communication

The Communication department is in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. To find the most up-to-date information from the Communication department, visit their website.

Communication department