Major: Communication Studies
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Prerequisites (3 credits)
Students intending to major in Commnuication Studies must complete the following with grades of C or above:
SPC2608 Fundamentals of Speech (3 Credits)
Foundation (3 credits)
Students intending to major in Communication Studies must complete the following with grades of C or above:
STA2014 (GM)Elem Statistics-Health/SS (3 Credits)
Major Requirements (21 credits)
Grades of C or higher are required in all Major Courses.
COM3003 Prin of Comm Studies (3 Credits)
COM3XXX Mediated Communication
  • Prerequisite: SPC2608 or SPC4064 or COM 3003
COM3042 Interpersonal Communication (3 Credits)
  • Prerequisite: SPC 2608 or SPC 4064
COM3120 Organizational Communication (3 Credits)
  • Prerequisite: SPC 2608 or SPC 4064
COM3752 Listening (3 Credits)
COM4XXX Communication Studies Capstone
  • Prerequisite: COM3003, COM3120, COM3042, COM3752 COM3XXX (Mediated Communication)
Major Electives (12 credits)
Students must take a minimum of 12 hours of course work in Communication Studies at UNF. A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses, including prerequisites. Transient/concurrent enrollment at other institutions is not permitted.
SELECT 12 CREDITS FROM BELOW COURSES:
  • COM 3044 Lying & Deception (3credits)
  • COM 3346 Interviewing: Theories and Methods (3credits)
  • Prerequisites: SPC2608 or SPC4064
  • COM 3440 Small Group Communication (3credits)
  • Prerequisites: SPC2608 or SPC4064
  • COM 4XXX Consequences of Cyberculture (3credits)
  • COM 4XXX Strategic Social Media (3credits)
  • COM 4022 Theory & Research Methods in Health Communication (3 credits)
  • Prerequisites: COM3042
  • COM 4301 Communication Theory & Research Methods (3 credits)
  • Prerequisites: SPC2608 or SPC4064
  • COM 4411 Communication and Popular Culture (3 credits)
  • Prerequisites: SPC2608 or SPC4064
  • COM 4430 International Communication (3credits)
  • Prerequisites: COM 3003
  • COM 4905 Independent Study in Communication Studies (3 credits)
  • Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor And Department Chair
  • COM 4930 Special Topics in Communication Studies (3 Credits)
  • Prerequisites: COM 3003 or permission of instructor
  • MMC2701 Communicating across Cultures (3credits) Recommended Gen Ed.
  • MMC3402 Political Advertising (3credits)
  • SPC 3540 Theories of Persuasion (3credits)
  • Prerequisites: SPC2608 or SPC4064
  • SPC 4064 Public Speaking for Professionals (3 credits)
Minor Required
A minor is required for this major.* (Credits will vary)
The minor must be selected from the list of approved minors, including those outside the college of the major.
See List of Minors in the Undergraduate Catalog. Minors are generally completed during the last 60 credit hours of your program. Your minor may require prerequisites, so choosing a minor early is beneficial. See your Advisor to declare a minor.
*(Double majors are exempt from a minor.)
Foreign Language/Foreign Cultures
Foreign Language (8 CHs)/Foreign Culture Requirement (6 CHs): All BA students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to complete either (i) the Foreign Language option or (ii) the Foreign Culture option, in either case with grades of C or higher.
TAKE 8 HRS OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE
  • Select one two-course sequence of Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, or American Sign Language.
  • The first course in each of the two-course sequences is typically offered in the fall; the second course in each of the two-course sequences is typically offered in the spring.
  • To determine whether to enroll in the first or the second course of the two-course French or Spanish sequences, incoming students with prior experience in French or Spanish must take a placement exam. Students who place above the beginning level will satisfy the Foreign Language option by earning a "C" or better in the second French or second Spanish course into which they have placed.
  • Students who complete a 3000-level French or Spanish course with a "C" or above have demonstrated the mastery that is required in the two-course French or Spanish sequence and may request retroactive credit for the sequence. The retroactive credit will either be 3 or 6 credits, depending on their placement following the exam.
  • This policy applies to Chinese as well, placement being determined by the professor of the program.
FC Foreign Culture Option
  • Students who successfully completed 2 years of foreign language in high school have the option of taking 6 hours of foreign culture courses instead of 8 hours of college level foreign language.
  • Foreign cultures contain (FC) in the course title.
  • A complete list of foreign culture courses can be found in the Arts & Sciences Advising Office.