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Bachelor of Arts in Communication

This degree focuses on preparing you to communicate effectively in a variety of fields.

  • Report for a newspaper or news station as a journalist
  • Practice public relations or strategic communication
  • Manage social media and advertising campaigns in a marketing firm
  • Pursue a career in human resources 

While earning your Bachelor of Art in Communication, you can expect to take courses including Oral Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Cross-Cultural Communication, Rhetorical Criticism, and Gender Studies.


Visit the University Catalog page for the most up-to-date curriculum requirements

View the downloadable version with Four Year Plan of Study (PDF)

47 total credit hours including:
  • COMM 1003 Introduction to Mass Communication
  • COMM 1013 Oral Communication
  • COMM 2033 Professional Presentations
  • COMM/BSAD 2043 Principles and Practices of Public Relations or
    • COMM 4013 Persuasion or
    • COMM 4033 Critical Thinking and Argumentation
  • COMM 4003 Theories of Communication
  • COMM 4603 Communication Senior Seminar
  • COMM 4953 Cooperative Education: Communication

Electives—6 credit hours selected from:

  • COMM 1023 Introduction to Journalism
  • COMM 1033 Group Communication
  • COMM 2103 Interpersonal Communication

Electives—6 credit hours selected from:

  • COMM 2123 Communication and Computer Technology
  • COMM 3163 Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
  • SOC/PSY 4053 Methods of Research

Electives—6 credit hours selected from:

  • COMM 3033 Feature Writing
  • COMM 3053 Organizational Communication
  • COMM 3103 Journalism Practicum: Beat Reporting
  • COMM 3113 Journalism Practicum: Copy Editing and Layout
  • COMM 3133 Journalism Practicum: Advertising
  • COMM 3143 Journalism Practicum: Photography
  • COMM 3153 Journalism Practicum: Newspaper Management
  • COMM 3173 Forensics Practicum
  • ENGL/COMM 3093 Business and Professional Writing

Foreign Language:

  • Foreign Language—2 semesters, college level
The requirements above are specific requirements for this major. You must also fulfill general education requirements and general bachelor’s (or associate or associate of science in health science) degree requirements. Please refer to the Newman University Catalogs for details. After admission to Newman University, your Newman advisor can help explain program and university requirements.