Communication: Communication Studies (BA/BS)

 DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (ba)

credit hours (bS)

Developing A Christian Mind
DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

3

English

12

9

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

and/or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Fine Arts
FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts

3

3

Foreign Language
*Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate requisites are met

14*

0

Foundations for Excellence

1

1

FOUN 1101 - Foundations for Excellence

is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours.

(AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)

History

6

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

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

3

(BA)

Choose one:

MATH 1301 - Math for Liberal Arts

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I


(BS)

Choose one:

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

4

15

One laboratory science (BA)

or

15 credit hours of laboratory science (BS)

selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics.

Religion
RELI 1301, 1302, and three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment

9

9

Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

6

6

POLS 2301 - American National Government

and an additional three credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

63

57

Communication Studies Major:

36

36

Complete the following 10 courses for 30 credit hours:

COMA 1302 - Speech and Interpersonal Communication

COMA 2302 - Voice and Articulation

COMA 3301 - Nonverbal Communication

COMA 3302 - Argumentation and Debate

COMA 3303 - Small Group Communication

COMA 3308 - Persuasive Communication

COMA 3350 - Social Media

COMA 4319 - Communication Styles: A Key to Business Success

COMA 4322 - Leadership Communication (S-L)

COMA 4323 - Communication Theory

Specialization Electives:

Complete one upper-level (3000 or 400-level) and one lower (1000 or 2000-level) or upper-level (3000 or 4000-level) electives from the Specialization list.

COMA 2304 - Introduction to Broadcast/Digital Media

COMA 2314 - Photography I

COMA 2318 - Basic Digital Design

COMA 2330 - Introduction to Public Relations

COMA 2331 - Introduction to Church Media

COMA 3304 - Writing Across Media

COMA 3307 - Film and Electronic Cinematography

COMA 3309 - Oral Interpretation

COMA 3313 - Advanced Public Speaking

COMA 3314 - Photography II

COMA 3316 - Media Graphics

COMA 3317 - Contemporary Advertising

COMA 3318 - Web Design

COMA 3319 - Visual Communication

COMA 3321 - Graphic Design I

COMA 3322 - Graphic Design II

COMA 3332 - Church Media Leadership

COMA 3334 - Presentations-Church Media

COMA 4301 - Readers Theater (S-L)

COMA 4310 - Internship in Communication

COMA 4315 - Political Communication

COMA 4316 - Management and Communication in Film

COMA 4318 - History of Graphic Design I

COMA 4321 - Advertising Design (S-L)

COMA 4325 - Communication in the Digital Age

COMA 4330 - Special Topics in Communication

COMA 4345 - Public Relations in the Read World (S-L)

COMA 4365 - Practicum in Cross-Cultural Communication

COMA 4380 - The Arts and the Creative Process

HOST 4341 - Event and Wedding Management

Electives 

Upper-Level

Lower or Upper-Level

15

6

15

12

A minor is recommended.

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

120

120

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

At least 12 credit hours in the major program must be completed at Dallas Baptist University, including nine upper-level course 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.

ACCELERATED DEGREES AVAILABLE

DBU also offers Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree program(s) for this degree available for qualifying undergraduate students. Refer to Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program Requirements for additional information.

BA/BS in Communication: Communication Studies/MA in Communication

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Find course descriptions by category under the Undergraduate Course Descriptions section in the navigation panel.