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major: Communication Studies

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA) 2023-2024

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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 (18-19 credits)

Grades of C or higher are required in all Major Courses.

COM3003 Prin of Comm Studies (3 Credits)
COM3332 Mediated Communication (3 Credits)
Prerequisite(s) required: SPC2608 or SPC4064 or COM 3003
COM3042 Communication in Relationships (3 Credits)
Prerequisite(s) required: SPC 2608 or SPC 4064
COM3120 Organizational Communication (3 Credits)
Prerequisite(s) required: SPC 2608 or SPC 4064
COM3752 Listening (3 Credits)

SELECT 1 of the below options:
COM3940 Pre-Internship in Communication Studies (1 Credit)
Prerequisites: COM3003
COM4945 Internship Senior Project (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: COM 3940, COM 3003, COM 3120, and COM 3332
COM4301 Communication Theory and Research Methods (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: SPC2608 or SPC4064

Major Electives (15 credits)

Students must take a minimum of 15 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.

COM 4044 Lying & Deception (3credits)
COM 3440 Small Group Communication (3credits)
Prerequisites: SPC2608 or SPC4064
COM 4373 Consequences of Cyberculture (3credits)
COM 4561 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 4430 International Communication (3credits)
Prerequisites: SPC2608, SPC4064, MMC3614 or permission of instructor
COM 4905 Independent Study (1-3 Credits)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor or Department Chair
COM 4930 Special Topics in Communication Studies (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: COM 3003 or permission of instructor
MMC2701 Communicating across Cultures (3credits)
Recommended General Education course
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.


  • Select one two-course sequence of Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Latin, 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.