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Because there are so many possible majors within the field of communications, individual programs of study should be tailored to the student’s specific interest and to the requirements of the college or university to which the student plans to transfer. General programs that are available for concentration include Interpersonal Communication, Public Address, and Speech Pathology.

Students who plan to become teachers should also consult the program for Secondary Education. While this is not a degree in journalism, students wishing to major in journalism should consult transfer programs and advisors for appropriate additional courses. The program shown below is particularly appropriate for liberal arts students planning to transfer to the University of Wyoming.

Students must complete all program requirements, including approved electives, with a grade of “C” or better.

Freshman Year – Fall Semester

Class Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 – English I: Composition 3
MATH 1000 – Problem Solving or MATH 1400 – Pre-Calculus Algebra 3-4
Freshman Foundations 1
Physical Education Activity 1
Social & Cultural Awareness 3
*Approved Communication Electives 4
Total Credit Hours: 15-16

Freshman Year – Spring Semester

Class Credit Hours
CO/M 1040 – Intro to Human Communication 3
CO/M 2010 – Public Speaking 3
ENGL 2020 – Introduction to Literature 3
Lab Science I 4
*Approved Electives 3
Total Credit Hours: 16

Sophomore Year – Fall Semester

Class Credit Hours
CO/M 1030 – Interpersonal Communication 3
Constitutional Requirements 3
*Approved Electives 9
Total Credit Hours: 15

Sophomore Year – Spring Semester

Class Credit Hours
Arts & Humanities 3
*Approved Electives 10
Outcomes Assessment:
SOSC 2395 – Social Science Capstone Experience 1
Total Credit Hours: 14