Communication Arts Comprehensive Major: Strategic Communication Emphasis

Program Requirements

A minimum of 51 credits is required including the 12-credit Communication Arts Nucleus:

Communication Arts Nucleus
COM 205Communication Arts I3
COM 284Sophomore Portfolio1
COM 305Communication Arts II3
COM 405Communications Arts III3
COM 484Communication Arts Seminar2
Total Credits12

And the following:

COM 151Introduction to Mass Media (GT-AH2)3
COM 241Media Writing3
COM 264Introduction to Production and Theory3
COM 274Public Relations Communication3
COM 323Media/ Arts Management3
COM 346Multimedia Communication3
COM 351Media Theory and Research3
COM 371Small Group and Conflict Management3
COM 372Issues Management3
COM 474Campaign Planning in Advertising and Public Information3
COM 499Internship in Communication Arts3
BUAD 270Principles of Marketing3
Select one of the following:3
Organizational Behavior
Marketing Communications
Consumer Behavior
Introduction to Personality
Social Inequalities
Total Credits39

Capstone Course Requirement

The following course fulfills the capstone course requirement for the Communication Arts Major: COM 484 COMMUNICATION ARTS SEMINAR.

Graduation Requirements

Undergraduate programs require a minimum of 120 semester credits for graduation.  Of those 120 credits, 40 credits must be in upper-division courses (those marked 300 and above).  Fifteen of these 40 upper-division credits must be earned in courses that are part of the standard or comprehensive major program being pursued. 

Students are expected to review all graduation requirements, which can be found in the Western Undergraduate Catalog: Graduation Requirements