Communication B.A. (Communication Studies)

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The B.A. in Communication with a concentration in Communication Studies is designed as a generalist concentration, allowing students to tailor their specific interests within the framework of a communication degree. It is especially suited for transfer students by allowing the maximum credits to be transferred. Students majoring in communication can also pursue concentrations in advertising, corporate communication, journalism, public relations, and theater.

Graduates go on to careers in corporate communications, advertising, journalism, public relations, and theater. Jobs include P.R. coordinator, journalist/reporter, video production specialist, web content manager, market researcher, and camera operator.

Contact Information

Petros G. Malakyan, Ph.D.
Department Head, Communication and Organizational Leadership
malakyan@rmu.edu
412-397-6302

4-Year Course Plan

Freshman Year, Fall

Freshman Year, Spring

Sophomore Year, Fall

Sophomore Year, Spring

  • CSCM2040 Professional Comm
  • COMM2020 Interpersonal Comm
  • ARTM2430 Field Production
  • Natural Science Elective
  • Open elective-Minor

Junior Year, Fall

  • HIST or POLS science elective
  • JRNL3031 Broadcast News Writing
  • ECON1010 Economics
  • Open elective-Minor
  • Open elective

Junior Year, Spring

  • COMM3950 Research Methods
  • JRNL3065 Sports Reporting
  • INFS1020 Intro to Decision Support
  • Open elective-Minor
  • Open elective- Minor

Senior Year, Fall

  • COMM 4060 Comm Seminar
  • COMM/JRNL Elective
  • COMM/JRNL Elective,
  • Open elective-Minor
  • Open elective

Senior Year, Spring

  • ELIT Literature Elective
  • COMM/JRNL Elective,
  • Open elective-Internship
  • Open elective-Minor
  • Open elective

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Transmedia Storytelling
Understanding Media in a Changing World
Public Speaking & Persuasion
Major Credits
51
Communication, English, Marketing
Core Credits
39
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits
30

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