Speech Communication (Bachelor of Arts, B.A.)

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Major Requirements
COM 104Oral Communication3
COM 210Presentational Communication3
COM 215Introduction to Public Relations3
COM 222Communication Theory3
COM 304Media and Society3
COM 305Interpersonal Communication3
or COM 324 Small Group Communication
COM 314Persuasion3
or COM 334 Argumentation and Debate
COM 320Research Methods In Communication3
COM 338Survey of Rhetorical Theory3
COM 342Intercultural Communication3
or COM 345 Nonverbal Communication
COM 410Organizational Communication3
Select one Applied Learning course from the following:2-3
Communication Internship I
Communication Internship II
Department approved course
COM 481Senior Portfolio 11
Select three additional credit hours of Communication courses numbered 200 or higher3
Bachelor of Arts Foreign Language Requirement
Credit hours in one foreign language12

Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours, including 60 from a senior college (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. No more than one D permitted in major coursework.
  6. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
  7. Earn 12 credit hours in one foreign language.
  8. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.