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    Jul 20, 2024  
2021-2022 Augusta University Catalog 
2021-2022 Augusta University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communication

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication includes coursework in oral, written, and mediated communication. Students complete a core of theory, writing, speaking, and audiovisual media production courses, select five elective courses from the major, and finish with a senior capstone seminar course/professional portfolio. Students also will complete twenty-seven hours of elective courses, which may include coursework for minors, certificates, additional degrees, or free elective courses. Many students also complete professional internships in related fields. Disciplines covered by the degree include communication studies, journalism, public relations, and digital media production.

Program Contact
David Bulla
Admissions Information

For more information on admissions requirements, please visit the Office of Admissions website.

Progression & Graduation Requirements 

Core Areas A-E: 42 Hours

For more information on Core Curriculum Areas A-E, see Core Requirements.

Electives: 9 Hours

Area F electives may be any combination of 1000-2000 level courses in the following areas: ANTH, ARAB, ART, CHNS, COMM, ENGL, FILM, FREN, GEOG, GERM, HIST, LDRS, PHIL, POLS, PSYC, SOCI, SPAN, THEA, and WGST. Other, transferred language courses not taught at Augusta University (i.e., LANG courses) may also count.

*Practicum and internship/practicum courses may be taken for no more than 3 units of total credit in Area F. Any additional units earned will be counted as elective credit.

**Students must receive grade of “C” or better for COMM 2000, 2010, and 2020, and grade of “D” or better for Area F electives, unless specified for a course sequence (e.g., “C” in SPAN 1001 required for student to take SPAN 1002).

Major Courses: 33 Hours

A grade of C or better is required for all major courses.

Free Electives: 27 Hours

To complete the requirements for the BA in Communication, students also should take twenty seven elective hours from 1000 to 4000 level academic courses, which may include targeted electives, minors, certificates, or additional degrees.

Wellness Graduation Requirement: 4 Hours

Students who transfer to Augusta University with less than 60 credit hours must complete the Wellness Requirement.

Total Hours for the Degree: 124 Hours

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