Dec 07, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Communication, BA


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Program Description


The Bachelor of Arts in Communication provides a thoroughly integrated yet individual degree program that prepares students for careers in business, government, and public sectors. In addition, the program provides a foundation for graduates who wish to pursue advanced degrees in the humanities, social sciences, business, and law. Through their coursework and extracurricular experiences, Communication majors develop a set of skills in oral, written, and visual communication that enables them to research, design, present, and evaluate messages across diverse contexts and from a variety of platforms, including social media and digital communication technology.

Students may change majors into the Communication program based on approval of a committee of faculty from the Department of Communication. The deadline for applying for a change of major during the fall semester is September 15, with decisions made by October 1. For spring semester changes of major, the deadline is February 15, with decisions made by March 1. The Department of Communication accepts a maximum of 30 changes of major per year. To qualify for acceptance, applicants should have completed 15 credit hours including ENGL 1030  and COMM 2010  (with a C or better). All students requesting a transfer into the Communication program must have a grade-point average of 2.5 or higher. An application form and a writing sample are also required. Detailed information is available from the Communication Department, 408 Strode Tower or the department website: https://www.clemson.edu/cbshs/departments/communication/.

Program Requirements


Freshman Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 14

Second Semester


  • COMM 2500 - Public Speaking 3 Credits
  • Arts and Humanities (Non-Lit.) Requirement 3 Credits 3
  • Mathematics or Natural Science Requirement 3 Credits 3
  • Modern Language Requirement 4 Credits 2
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 16

Sophomore Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 17

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Junior Year


First Semester


  • Communication Requirement 3 Credits 5
  • Emphasis Area Requirement 3 Credits 4
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Elective 6 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


  • Emphasis Area Requirement 6 Credits 4
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Elective 6 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 13

Total Credits: 120


Footnotes


1 STAT 2220  or STAT 2300  

2 Students must complete through 2020 in a modern language. See Modern Languages Requirement  at Clemson University statement.

3 See General Education Requirements . Six of these credit hours must also satisfy the Cross-Cultural Awareness Requirement and, if STAT 2220  is not selected, the Science and Technology in Society Requirement.

4 See advisor. Emphasis area consists of 12 credits selected fromo any 3000- or 4000-level COMM courses, or ENGL 4510 , ENGL 4910 , ENGL 4920  

5 Select from 3000-4000-level COMM courses.

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