Communication Degree Requirements

The Communication Major provides two concentrations:

Public Relations and Advertising and Interpersonal Communication.

Students must take the following coursework to complete this degree:
Common Experience courses, Supporting courses and Communication Major-specific courses

Common Experience Courses

42 hours in Foundational and Liberal Arts Emphasis

These courses are common to all Concordia University students (hence Common Experience). Be mindful that these courses often overlap with our Supporting courses and Comm Major-specific courses. These are courses in Religion, English, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Kinesiology, Social/Behavioral Sciences, Communication, Classics/Humanities and Leadership.

Supporting Courses

(9-11 Hours)

While completing the Common Experience courses, students will begin to take Supporting Courses, as well (again, some of these already overlap with the Common Experience list).

  • Modern Language (3-4 hours)
  • Modern Language (3-4 hours)
  • Global/Cultural (3 hours) - Choose one from this list:
    ENG 2301, HIS 2321, HIS 2322, HIS 3308, HIS 3301, HIS 3314, HON 2311, or PHL 3301

 

Communication Major-Specific Requirements

59-60 hours

Lower-level courses required (13 hours)

  • COM 2100 Communication Practicum I
  • COM 2301 Human Communication Theory
  • COM 2303 Mass Media History and Theory
  • COM 2308 Writing for the Media and Public Relations
  • COM 2317 Cinema and Religion OR
  • COM 2300 Focused Listening

Upper-level courses required (22-23 hours)

  • COM/PSY 3304 Group Dynamics
  • COM 3335 Intercultural Communication
  • COM 4101 Communication Capstone Course or MDS 4201 Multidisciplinary Capstone Course
  • COM 4310 Communication Internship*

Plus 12 hours (4 classes) from the following list:

  1. COM course outside of one's concentration* (this can be repeated up to four times)
  2. COM 3398 National/International Travel*
  3. COM 3399 Independent Study*
  4. PSY 2341 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  5. BADM 3311 Principles of Management 
  6. BADM 3350 Principles of Marketing
  7. BADM 3351 Selling and Sales Management 
  8. BADM 3375 Negotiations and Conflict Management 

Plus One Concentration (24 hours)

Public Relations and Advertising Concentration

  • COM 3308 Persuasive Communication
  • COM 3310 Public Relations
  • COM 3331 Organizational Communication
  • COM 3350 Conflict Resolution OR 
  • BADM 3372 Digital and Social Media Marketing
  • COM 3360 Topics in Communication* OR
  • COM 3320 Media Law and Ethics
  • COM 4301 Digital Journalism and New Media Communication
  • COM/BADM 4351 Advertising Management 
  • BADM 3352 Intergated Marketing Communication OR 
  • BADM 3313 Creativity, Critical Thinking and Change

     *indicates the course may be repeated as long as the topic varies 

Public Relations and Advertising Program Sheet

Interpersonal Communication Concentration

  • COM 3308 Persuasive Communication
  • COM/PSY 3325 Interpersonal Relationships
  • COM 3331 Organizational Communication
  • COM 3350 Conflict Resolution
  • PSY 3331 Introduction to Counseling
  • COM 3360 Topics in Communication*
  • COM/PUBH 3370 Health Communication 
  • PSY 3331 Introduction to Counseling
  • PSY 3332 Personality Theories

     *indicates the course may be repeated as long as the topic varies 

Interpersonal Communication Program Sheet

Elective Hours

A sufficient number of credit hours to bring the total minimum number of hours to 120 of which 27 must be upper-level.

Communication Minors

Public Relations and Advertising Minor 19 credit hours

  • COM 2100 Communication Practicum I
  • COM 2308 Writing for the Media and Public Relations
  • COM 3308 Persuasive Communication
  • COM 3310 Public Relations
  • COM 4301 Digital Journalism and New Media Communication
  • BADM 3352 Integrated Marketing Communication OR
  • BADM 3350 Principles of Marketing
  • BADM 4351 Advertising Management OR
  • BADM 3372 Digital and Social Media Marketing 

Interpersonal Communication Minor - 19 credit hours

  • COM 2100 Communication Practicum I
  • COM 2300 Focused Listening 
  • COM 3304 Group Dynamics
  • COM 3308 Persuasive Communication
  • COM 3325 Interpersonal Relationships
  • COM 3335 Intercultural Communication
  • COM 3350 Conflict Resolution

NOTE: * May repeat course, as long as topic varies

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