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Communication

Studies

Broadening Your
Knowledge Base

The primary areas of study


within the communication
studies track include
Interpersonal communication
and public speaking,
Intercultural communication and
health, Nonverbal
communication and
listening, Small group and
organizational communication,
Interpersonal communication,
family communication and
gender and Rhetorical studies
and public speaking.
A communication degree
prepares you for careers in, Arts
management, Counseling and
social services, Fundraising,
Graduate study, Health care
management, Human resources,
Law enforcement, Management,
Marketing, advertising and
public relations, Mediation,
Nonprofit administration, Sales,
Speech writing, Training and
development and Volunteer
recruitment and management

Contact
Us

Department of Communication
902 S National Ave
Springfield, MO 65897
417-836-4423
communication@missouristate.edu

Visit us on the Web:


communication.missouristate.edu

A Missouri State University


Course Track

Follow your passion.


Find your place.

Suggested Schedule
Below is a suggested schedule of
classes to complete a BS four
year degree in Communication
Studies. This is provided to help
ease the stress of picking classes
per semester as well as providing
a space next to each class for you
to check off as you take each of
them.
First Semester (Fall)
Courses
__GEP 101 or UHC 110
__The Arts-General Education
__COM 115 Fundamentals of
Public Speaking
__Cultural Competence,
General Education
__Natural World, Gen Ed
Total hours

Hours
2
3
3
3
4
15

Second Semester (Spring)


Courses
Hours
__COM 11, Intro to
1
Communication Majors
__MTH 130 Contemporary
3
Mathematics
__ENG 110 Writing I
3
__MED 120 Mass Media
3
and Society
__PLS 101 American Democracy 3
and Citizenship
__Humanities, Gen Ed
3
Total hours
16

Third Semester (Fall)


Courses
Hours
__COM 205 Interpersonal
3
Communication Theory and Skills
__COM 209 Survey of
3
Communication Theory
__Natural World, Gen Ed
3
__Public Issues, Gen Ed
3
__Minor Elective
3
Total hours
15

Sixth Semester (Spring)


Courses
Hours
__COM 350 The Rhetorical
3
Tradition & Contemporary Applications
__COM 336 Communication in
3
Organizations
__Minor Elective
3
__Minor Elective
3
__Elective
3
__Elective
3
Total hours
18

Fourth Semester (Spring)


Courses
Hours
__COM 210 Communication
3
Research Methods
__Com 315 Public Speaking II
3
__Social and Behavioral Science, 3
Gen Ed
__Minor Elective
3
__HST 121 Survey of the History 3
of the U.S. to 1877
Total hours
15

Seventh Semester (Fall)


Courses
__COM 405 Interpersonal
Communication
__Elective
__COM 495 Communication
Internship
__Elective
__COM 332 Small Group
Communication
Total hours

Fifth Semester (Fall)


Courses
__COM 322 Introduction to
Argumentation
__COM 325 Nonverbal
Communication
__Writing II, Gen Ed
__Minor Elective
__Minor Elective
Total hours

Eighth Semester (Spring)


Courses
Hours
__COM 300 Careers in
1
Communication
__COM 495 Communication
1-6
Internship
__COM 499 Program Assessment 0
__GEN 499 University Exit
0
Examination
__Elective
2
__Elective
3
__Minor Elective
3
Total hours
15

Hours
3
3
3
3
3
15

Hours
3
4
1-6
3
3
16