Communication Studies, B.S. Sample Degree Map

The Communication Studies, B.S. degree emphasizes the process of communication in three areas of human interaction-personal, professional and public. The goal of Communication Studies is to develop the student’s ability to understand and apply theories and skills of communication performance, message construction, and communication analysis and evaluation across the three areas of emphasis. Our graduates are prepared to become communication generalists in business and civic settings and to pursue graduate studies in a number of areas including student personnel services, business, education, leadership training and communication.

The State University of New York at Fredonia is committed to doing our part to provide each student a clear path to graduation. This four-year degree plan is a sample map for fulfilling requirements in the major, the Fredonia Foundations (FF), and other supporting courses. The pathway that you take to your degree may differ somewhat from this illustration, depending on where you start and the detours and side trips you may take along the way. If you are committed to completing your degree in four years, we encourage you to consider signing up for the Fredonia in 4 program. For complete information about this degree program, please consult the university catalog at www.fredonia.edu/catalog

Sample Degree Plan

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
COMM 199 Communication Orientation 1
COMM 101 Fundamentals of Communication 3
COMM 102 Mass Media and Society OR 3
COMM 155 Rhetoric of Vision and Sound 0
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
General Elective (Non-COMM) 3
TOTAL 16

Spring Semester

Course Credits
COMM 105 Public Speaking 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
 
 
TOTAL 15

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
COMM 221 Interpersonal Communication 3
Group B Course 3
FF Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
TOTAL 15

Spring Semester

Course Credits
COMM 323 Communication Research Methods 3
Group B Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
TOTAL 15

Third Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
COMM 302 Rhetoric and Criticism 3
Group B Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
TOTAL 15

Spring Semester

Course Credits
Group B Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
TOTAL 15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
COMM 465 Intercultural Communication 3
Group B Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
TOTAL 15

Spring Semester

Course Credits
COMM 430 Communication Theory 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 2
TOTAL 14

GRAND TOTAL: 120

This Sample Degree Map is based on the requirements published in the University Catalog.

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