Communication (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)

*Effective Fall 2020, this program is being phased out and has a 3-year teach out plan. More information can be found here.

General Requirements
Students must complete General Studies courses
Major Requirements
COM 205Introduction to Mass Media3
COM 210Presentational Communication3
COM 222Communication Theory3
COM 304Media and Society3
COM 305Interpersonal Communication3
COM 314Persuasion3
COM 320Research Methods In Communication3
COM 324Small Group Communication3
COM 338Survey of Rhetorical Theory3
COM 342Intercultural Communication3
COM 345Nonverbal Communication3
COM 410Organizational Communication3
Applied Learning
COM 460Internship 13
COM 481Senior Portfolio 21
Electives - 12 credits from the following (minimum of 9 credits of COM courses)12
Introduction to Strategic Communication
Interviewing Principles and Practices
Crisis and Risk Communication
Selected Topics in Communication
Communicating Intimacy
Health Communication
Independent Research/Project
Reporting for the Media
Social Media Branding
Psychology of Gender
Cross-Cultural Psychology
The Family

Program Graduation Requirements 

  1. No more than one D permitted in major coursework.
  2. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.

University Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (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. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
  6. Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.