Public Communication Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science Degree. Human Communication Emphasis, Public Communication Option. Academic Advising Plan.

Visit the Human Communication, Public Communication Option page to learn more about the program.

  Fall Semester Spring Semester  
Freshman
Year

CSTA 116 Business and Professional Communication - 3
General Education courses - 12
Total semester credits - 15

CSTA 106 Interpersonal Communication - 3
General Education courses - 12
Total semester credits - 15

Sophomore
Year

CSTA 211 Public Speaking - 3
CSTA 284 Sophomore Seminar - 3
Minor course requirement - 3
General Education courses - 6
Total semester credits - 15

CSTA 207 Listening - 3
CSTA 319 Freedom to Speak - 3
Minor course requirement - 3
General Education course - 3
Liberal Arts course - 3
Total semester credits - 15

Junior
Year

CSTA 208 Problem Solving in Small Group
Communication - 3
CSTA 312 Argumentation and Decision Making - 3
Minor course requirement - 6
Liberal Arts course - 3
Total semester credits - 15

CSTA 311 Persuasion - 3
CSTA 313 Intercultural Communication - 3
Minor course requirement - 3
Liberal Arts course - 3
General Education course - 4
Total semester credits - 16

Senior
Year

CSTA 306 Nonverbal Communication - 3
CSTA 499 Independent Study - 3
Minor course requirement - 6
Liberal Arts course - 3
Total semester credits - 15

CSTA 314 Introduction to Criticism - 3
CSTA 484 Senior Portfolio - 1
Minor course requirement - 3
General education course - 2
Electives courses - 6

Summary of Degree Requirements

General Education - 42 cr.
Major Requirements - 37 cr.
Minor Program - 24 cr.
Liberal Arts - 12 cr.
Electives - 9 cr.
Credits to Degree - 124 cr.

This academic plan is an example of how students might choose to fulfill program requirements within a period of four years. After consulting with their advisors students may make other course choices which would meet the program requirements and be more suitable for them.


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