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Department of Communication

Generalist (Online)

The Generalist concentration is an online program that provides a broad understanding of the various aspects of modern communication.

Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication

Learn the fundamentals of modern communication and how to effectively put theory into practice in a variety of situations.

Students in the Generalist (Online) concentration explore the various aspects of mass, small group, and interpersonal communication from theoretical and practical perspectives.

The Generalist concentration is offered as a Bachelor of Science degree only. All Communication majors take a foundational selection of courses in public speaking, communication law and research, public relations, mass media, graphic design, and journalism.

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Requirements Class Name Hours
University Core Courses   42 
Communication Core   28
COM 102 Communication Research & Writing 3
COM 103 Fundamentals of Digital Communication 3
COM 202 Interpersonal Communication 3
COM 304 Public Speaking 3
COM 338 Media in Society 3
COM 442 Communication Law 3
COM 443 Public Relations 3
COM 480 Communication Internship 3
COM 499 Senior Portfolio 1
JOU 333

Introduction to Journalism

Generalist Concentration Courses   18
COM 203 Professional Communication Skills 3
COM 360 Social Media Communication 3
COM 449 Intercultural Communication 3
COM 474 Organizational Communication & Analytics 3
JOU 334 Multimedia Journalism 3
JOU 454 Public Relations Writing 3
Minor   18
Electives   24
Total    130

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