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2020-21 Catalog 
2020-21 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication, BA or BS

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Requirements for the Major


Fulfill baccalaureate degree requirements.


Choose one concentration: Communication Studies or Social Media and Public Engagement.


Complete a minimum of 68 credits of approved courses; 28 of these credits must be upper division.


At least 20 credits must be completed in the SOU Communication Department.


To graduate, each communication major must have a minimum 2.75 GPA for all coursework in the department. All courses must be taken for a letter grade unless instructor permission is obtained.


Complete a capstone experience during the senior year.

Writing Component

Students demonstrate writing proficiency by completing the courses below, as well as by taking any of the upper division communication courses with a writing component. 

Students in all concentrations are required to complete a COMM 460 topics course to further demonstrate their writing competency.


The required capstone experience is designed to synthesize four years of learning in one portfolio of personal, professional, and scholarly work. The course experience is completed in the senior year and supervised by a faculty member. The student must have 2 capstone credits and earn a passing grade to meet major and SOU graduation requirements.

Capstone experience credits may be earned under:

Accelerated Baccalaureate Degree Program

Communication majors may participate in the Accelerated Baccalaureate Degree Program.

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