Communication (BAS)

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (baS)

Professional Studies
PRST 3301 - Lifelong Learning (S-L)

3

English

9

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

History

6

Choose two:

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865

HIST 2301 - World Civilization I

HIST 2302 - World Civilization II

Kinesiology

2

KNES 1101 - Fitness for Living

and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.

Mathematics

3

Choose one:

MATH 1301 - Math for Liberal Arts

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1304 - Trigonometry

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

MATH 1308 - Calculus for Business Analysis

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
One laboratory science from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics 

4

Religion

12

RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey

RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey

plus 6 additional RELI hours

  • If 30-59 total hours are transferred at the time of initial enrollment at DBU, 3 of the additional RELI hours will be waived.

  • If 60 or more total hours are transferred at the time of initial enrollment at DBU, 6 of the additional RELI hours will be waived. 

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

48

Communication Major

30

COMA 1302 - Speech and Interpersonal Communication

COMA 2318 - Basic Digital Design

COMA 3301 - Nonverbal Communication

COMA 3303 - Small Group Communication

COMA 3350 - Social Media

COMA 4319 - Communication Styles: A Key to Business Success

COMA 4322 - Leadership Communication (S-L)

MANA 3306 - Management Communication

or

ENGL 3305 - Advanced Written Communication (S-L)

The remaining six (6) hours for the major will be selected from elective Communication courses in consultation with an advisor from the College of Fine Arts. (Three (3) of these hours must be upper-level.)

Minimum of 12 credit hours in major in residence at Dallas Baptist University, 9 credit hours of which must be upper-level.

Electives

Courses transferred, ACE approved military and/or corporate training, etc.

Upper-Level

Lower or Upper-Level

18

24

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

120

A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required, including 42 upper-level credit hours.

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University: DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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