This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Communication Studies - Interpersonal / Intercultural

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: Mathematical Inquiry (MATH)3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST)3
CMM102 Introduction to Communication3
Total15
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
CMM104 Public Speaking3
Total15

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3
Intermediate Major Course - Note 13
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
Elective - Note 23
Total15
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI)3
Intermediate Major Course - Note 13
CMM359 Communication Among Cultures (DIVR)3
Elective3
Total15

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Concentration Elective - Note 33
Concentration Elective - Note 33
Upper-Division Major Elective3
Upper-Division Elective3
Elective3
Total15
CourseCredits
CMM353 Theories of Persuasion OR CMM354 Comm Research Methods4
Upper-Division Major Elective3
Major Elective3
General Electives6
Total16

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
CMM455 Interprsnal Comm Seminar (WI)3
Concentration Elective - Note 33
Upper-Division Electives6
Elective3
Total15
CourseCredits
Major Elective or Internship - Note 43
Upper-division Electives12
Total15

Notes

Required Intermediate Courses - select two of the following (6 credit hours):CMM202 Interpersonal Communication, CMM204 Small Group Communication, CMM214 Storytelling and Culture (DIVR), CMM357 Argumentation

In lieu of extra electives, students can opt to add a minor or a double concentration in Communication Studies.

Required Concentration Courses - select 3 courses (only one course in the concentration may be taken outside the department):CMM355 Nonverbal Communication, CMM358 Conflict Management, CMM359 Communication Among Cultures (DIVR), CMM452 Communication and Gender, CMM455 Interpersonal Communication Seminar, PSY330 Crisis Intervention, SOC379 Social Interaction

An internship is optional. A maximum of 3 upper-division internship credits can be appled toward the major as elective credits.

Total Credits: 121