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Undergraduate Studies
Opportunities await those who hold an undergraduate communication degree. The tracks in the department of communication lead to a wide array of professional fields. Graduates may seek opportunities in the fields of law, business management, television/film production, writing or politics. These and many other job opportunities are open to those who have earned a degree in communication.
Requirements for a minor in communication
  • 21 hours (seven classes)
Required Classes:
  • CA 110
  • CA 200
  • Three classes (nine hours) upper division – classes numbered 300 or above
  • Two additional classes (six hours) from communication course list
Focus Suggested Classes
Advertising: CA 224, CA 300, CA 321, CA 322, Choose 1 from upper division CA courses 
Broadcast News
CA 220, CA 250, CA 350, CA 450, CA 451
Documentary News: CA 220, CA 250, CA 350, CA 451, CA 452
Interpersonal Communication: CA 211, CA 275, CA 315, CA 330, CA 411
Media / Film Studies: CA 101, CA 222; Choose three – CA 343, CA 344, CA 351, CA 352
Multimedia Study Telling: CA 220, CA 350, CA 370, CA 382, CA 482
Print Journalism: CA 220, CA 281, CA 370, CA 445; Choose one – CA 385, 455, 472
Public Relations: CA 220, CA 224, CA 324-W, CA 485, CA 486
Digital Cinema / TV: CA 241, CA 244, CA 340, CA 440; Choose one – CA 343, 344, 351, 441
Rhetoric: CA 210, CA 222, CA 422, CA 424; Choose one – CA 310, 410, 425

Requirements for a major in communication
Communication majors must complete CA 110, Public Speaking, and 42 hours in one of the department's five tracks listed below. At least five communication classes must be numbered 300 or higher and must be taken at USA. Only three hours of credit from CA 394 or CA 494 can be used to satisfy this requirement.

Tracks of Study

There are five tracks of study offered with six concentrations in communication.
  1. Communication Studies
  2. Digital Cinema and Television
  3. Journalism (Print and Broadcast)
  4. Strategic Communication
In brief, the department’s commitment to a broad-based study of communication activities permits a more intelligent choice of career fields. In addition, it provides a more meaningful classroom experience during the junior and senior years.  The requirements listed below are for the catalog year 2015–2016.  For other years, please consult the USA Bulletin.
All general education requirements can be found on the College of Arts and Sciences website.
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