Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Communication, BA, Interpersonal Communication Concentration

Location(s): Alpine


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The B.A. degree is offered in Communication, with specialized concentrations in Interpersonal Communication, Broadcast Media, or Strategic Communication. Journalism courses may be applied to the non-teacher certification communication major or minor with permission of communication advisor. Secondary Teacher certification is offered in communication.

An interpersonal communication concentration provides a theoretical and practical understanding of human interaction, including traditional speech communication (i.e., public speaking, debate and small group) as well as social science areas of communication (i.e., family communication, gender communication and interpersonal communication). Course work includes communication theory and research as well as development of effective communication skills.  A degree in interpersonal communication gives students tremendous flexibility in terms of career choices because effective communication is widely recognized as vital to such fields as education, human relations, international relations, health and human services, law, and government.

Program Requirements


Core Curriculum: 42

University Requirements: 11

General Electives: 13

Major Core Requirements: 36 Credit Hours


Since many communication courses are offered every other year, schedule adjustments may be necessary.

Minor Required: 18 Credit Hours


Total Hours: 120


Core Curriculum: 42

University Requirements: 11

General Electives: 13

Major Core Requirements: 36

Minor: 18

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