B.A. in Speech Communication

Program Information

The disciplines of communication are concerned with the processes and effects of human communication in a variety of contexts ranging from interpersonal communication through the mass media. The Department of Communication provides courses of study that develop knowledge and skills in managing face-to-face communication, knowledge about the nature and social functions of the mass media, and the skills necessary for communication careers.

Suggested Schedule of Courses

This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the current catalog

This guide is not a substitute for academic advisement – contact your advisement office if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements.   Also see the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of requirements and electives to choose from.

Students may choose to attend a summer term to reduce their course load during fall or spring semesters but still stay on track to graduate in four years.

If considering this major, these classes will allow you to explore this option before making a decision: [FILM 2700], [SPCH 1000] and JOUR 1000.


Year 1

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 1101

3

MATH 1101 or Higher

3

[SPCH 1000]

2

**GSU 1010

1

*Area D: Science Sequence “A”

4
Total Hours 13

Term 2

Course Hours

ENGL 1102

3

LANG 1002

3

Area C Elective ([Spch 2050] recommended)

3

Area B Elective

2

Lab Science “B”

4
Total Hours 15

Notes

*This course is not included in Freshman Learning Communities.

 

**GSU 1010 is an optional course for students enrolled in a Freshman Learning Community.

Develop independence by designing your own campus-based or field-based project (SCOM 4890).

Get career-ready through a communications internship (SCOM 4980).


Year 2

Term 1

Course Hours

POLS 1101

3

[SPCH 2710]

3

Area B Elective

2

[SPCH 1500]

3

Area E Global Issues Elective

3

PERS 2001, PERS 2002 or PHIL 1010

2
Total Hours 16

Term 2

Course Hours

HIST 2110

3

[SPCH 2650]

3

Area C Elective

3

Area D Math/Science Elective

3

Area E Social Science Elective

3

PERS 2001, PERS 2002 or PHIL 1010

2
Total Hours 17

Notes

Develop independence by designing your own campus-based or field-based project (SCOM 4890).

Get career-ready through a communications internship (SCOM 4980).


Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

Speech Courses

3

Speech Courses

3

Area H Elective

3

Minor Course

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

Speech Course

3

*[SPCH 3250]

3

Minor Course

3

Minor Course

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Notes

*This course will fulfill the CTW requirement.

Click here for courses that fulfill Area G and H and may also include a Signature Experience component.

Develop independence by designing your own campus-based or field-based project (SCOM 4890).

Get career-ready through a communications internship (SCOM 4980).


Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

Area G Elective

3

Area G Elective

3

Minor Course

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

[Spch 4800]

3

Area G Elective

3

Minor Course

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Notes

Click here for courses that fulfill Area G and H and may also include a Signature Experience component.

Develop independence by designing your own campus-based or field-based project (SCOM 4890).

Get career-ready through a communications internship (SCOM 4980).