Communication Studies B.A. - Communication and Human Relationships

Bachelor of Arts - Communication Studies; Communication & Human Relationships Concentration

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 51-52

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Note: To graduate with a degree in Communication Studies, the student must complete 36 COMX credits with 18 of those credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Students must also complete an approved statistics course. For the Human Relationships concentration, students must complete an additional 12 credits in allied courses to reach 48 total degree credits. A maximum of 6 credits in COMX 312 and a maximum of 6 credits in COMX 398 may count toward a major in Communication Studies.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.


Lower-Division Core Courses12
Upper-Division Core Courses6
Upper-Division Writing
Comm & Human Relationships Concentration30
Major Courses
Allied Courses
Additional Major Electives
Statistics Requirement3-4
Total Hours51-52

Lower-Division Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
COMX 111AIntroduction to Public Speaking3
COMX 115SIntroduction to Interpersonal Communications3
COMX 220SIntroduction to Organizational Communication3
COMX 240HIntroduction to Rhetorical Theory3
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Core Courses

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 6 total credits required.


Note: Students taking COMX 460 in the fall or spring semester will also be required to take COMX 461. Those taking COMX 460 in summer are exempt from this requirement.

Complete the following course:
COMX 460Research Methods3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Writing

Complete one of the following courses:3
COMX 347
Rhetoric, Nature, and Environmentalism
COMX 413
Communication and Conflict-Writing
COMX 414
Communication in Personal Relationshps
COMX 421
Communication in Nonprofit Organizations
COMX 422
Communication and Technology
COMX 424
Risk, Crisis, and Communication
COMX 445
Rhetorical Criticism and Theory
COMX 447
Rhetorical Contruction of Women
COMX 449
Rhetoric of Women's Activism
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Communication & Human Relationships Concentration

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 30 total credits required.

Major Courses

Complete five of the following courses:15
Nonverbal Communication
COMX 311
Family Communication
COMX 380
Gender and Communication
COMX 412
Communication and Conflict
COMX 413
Communication and Conflict-Writing
COMX 414
Communication in Personal Relationshps
COMX 415
Intercultural Communication
COMX 485
Communication and Health
Total Hours15

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Allied Courses

Complete four of the following courses:12
Culture & Society
Peoples and Cultures of World
ANTY 426
Culture, Health and Healing
ANTY 427
Anthropology of Gender
Intimate Relationships
COUN 475
Forgiveness & Reconcilia
COUN 485
Counseling Theories
PSYX 230
Developmental Psychology
PSYX 233
Fund of Psychology of Aging
PSYX 345
Child & Adolescent Psych Disorders
PSYX 348
Psychology of Family Violence
PSYX 360
Social Psychology
PSYX 385
Psychology of Personality
S W 420
Child Abuse/Child Welfare
S W 455
Social Gerontology
Race, Gender & Class
Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency
Gender and Society
SOCI 332
Sociology of the Family
SOCI 350
The Community
SOCI 382
Soc Psych and Social Structure
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Additional Major Electives

Complete 3 additional COMX credits to achieve a total of 36.3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Statistics Requirement

Complete one of the following courses:3-4
EDU 421
Statistical Procedures in Educ
PSYX 222
Psychological Statistics
SOCI 202
Social Statistics
STAT 216
Introduction to Statistics
Total Hours3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-