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Applied Communication, Minor

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: 18

Discipline Core Requirements:  Credits
  COMM 1020 Public Speaking 2
and COMM 1025 Public Speaking Lab 1
  COMM 1050 Introduction to Communication 3
  COMM 3050 Theories of Communication and Culture WE 3
Elective Requirements: 9 Credits
  Complete 9 credits in the Communication department; 6 of those credits must be upper-division credits (3000-4000 levelclasses) 9

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of18 or more semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above (departments may require a higher GPA).
  3. Completion of COMM courses with a C- or higher

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
COMM 1020 and 1025 Public Speaking and Lab 3
  Semester Total 3
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
COMM 1050 Introduction to Communication 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
COMM Elective   3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
COMM 3050 Theories of Communication and Culture WE 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
COMM Upper Division Elective   3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
COMM Upper Division Elective   3
  Semester total: 3
  Degree total: 18

 

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