Speech Communication (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Major Requirements
COM 104Oral Communication3
COM 205Introduction to Mass Media3
COM 210Presentational Communication3
COM 215Introduction to Public Relations3
COM 222Communication Theory3
COM 304Media and Society3
COM 305Interpersonal Communications3
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
COM 345Nonverbal 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 twelve credit hours from the following with a minimum of nine credit hours of Communication courses: 212
Interviewing Principles and Practices
Interpersonal Communications
Small Group Communication
Selected Topics in Speech Communication
Communicating Intimacy
Organizational Communication
Crisis Public Relations & Risk Communication
Health Communication
Independent Research/Project
Communication Internship II
Language Awareness
Introduction to Technical Communication
Reporting for the Media
Web Content and Design
Advanced Media Reporting
Psychology of Gender
Psychology of Communication
Cross-Cultural Psychology
The Family

Must be completed during the semester of graduation, except for Summer graduates who must complete the course in the Spring semester prior to graduation.


The same course may not be counted in both the major and the elective sections.

Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 124 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. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.