Communication Studies
Arkansas State University - Jonesboro
Degree:  Bachelor of Arts 
Major:  Communication Studies
 2006-2007
Students requiring developmental course work based on low entrance exam scores (ACT, SAT, ASSET, COMPASS) may not be able to complete this program of study in eight (8) semesters.  Developmental courses do not count toward total degree hours.  Students having completed college level courses prior to enrollment will be assisted by their advisor in making appropriate substitutions.   In most cases, general education courses may be interchanged between semesters.    A minimum of 45 hours of upper division credit (3000-4000 level) is required for this degree.  Mandatory state and institutional assessment exams will be required during your degree program.  Failure to participate in required assessments may delay graduation.
Year 1   Year 1
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No.   Hrs Gen Ed     Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
ENG 1003 Composition  3 x   Eng 1013 Composition II 3 x
MATH 1023 College Algebra 3 x   Life Sciences Gen Ed List 4 x
UC 1013 Making Connections - Communications (FYE) 3     ANTH 2233 or HIST 1013 or 1023 or GEOG 2613 Intro to Cultural Anthropology or World Civilization to 1660 or World Civilization since 1660 or Intro to Geography 3 x
SCOM 1203 Oral Communications 3     SCOM 2243 Argumentation 3  
Language or quantitative 3     Language or quantitative 3  
SCOM 1201 Forensics Activities I 1            
Total Hours   16     Total Hours   16  
Year 2   Year 2
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
PHIL1103 or 1503 Intro to Philosophy or Logic & Practical Reasoning 3 x   SCOM 2203 Intro to Human Communication 3  
ART or MUS or THEA 2503 Fine Arts Visual or Musical or Theatre 3 x   ARTor MUS or THEA 2503 or ENG 2003 or ENG 2013 or PHIL 1103  Fine Arts Visual or Musical or Theatre or Intro to Literature I or II or Intro to Philosophy  (select one not previously taken)  3  
HIST 2763 or 2773 or POSC 2103 US to 1876 or US since 1876 or Intro to American Government 3 x   ECON 2313 or 2333 or POSC 2103 or 1003 or PSY 2013 or SOC 2213  Principles of Macroeconomics or Economic Issues and Concepts or Intro to US Government or Intro to Politics or Intro to Psychology or Prin of Sociology (select course not previously taken) 3  
CHEM 1013 or PHSC 1203 or GEOL 1003 or PHYS 1003 or PHYS 2034 or PHYS 2054 Gen Chemistry I or Physical Science or Environmental Geology or Intro to Space Science or University Physics I or General Physics I 4 x   ELECTIVE PE or FA 1  
CHEM 1011 or PHSC 1201 or GEOL 1001 or PHYS 1101 Gen Chem I Lab or Physical Science Lab or Environmental Geology Lab or Space Science Lab (Physics courses include lab)       SCOM 3243 Persuasion 3  
PE 1002 Concepts of Fitness 2 x   Language or quantitative 3  
Language or quantitative 3            
Total Hours   18     Total Hours   16  
Year 3   Year 3
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
ARTor MUS or THEA 2503 or ENG 2003 or ENG 2013 or PHIL 1103  Fine Arts Visual or Musical or Theatre or Intro to Literature I or II or Intro to Philosophy  (select one not previously taken)  3 x   SCOM 4203 Small Group 3  
SCOM 3363 Comm. Research 3 x   Minor  lower level 3  
HIST 2763 or 2773 or ECON 2313 or 2333 or POSC 2103 or 1003 or PSY 2013 or SOC 2213  US to 1876 or US since 1876 or Principles of Macroeconomics or Economic Issues and Concepts or Intro to US Government or Intro to Politics or Intro to Psychology or Intro to Sociology (select course not previously taken) 3     Minor 3000/4000 Upper level 3  
ELECTIVE PE or FA 1     Minor 3000/4000 Upper level 3  
Minor  Lower level 3     Minor 3000/4000 Upper level 3  
SCOM 2253 Listening 3            
Total Hours   16     Total Hours   15  
Year 4   Year 4
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
SCOM 4243 Interpersonal 3     SCOM4253 Intercultural 3  
Minor 3000/4000 Upper level 3     SCOM 3000/4000 SCOM elective 3  
Minor 3000/4000 Upper level 3     Elective 3000/4000 Upper level . 3  
SCOM 4263 Organizational 3     Elective 3000/4000 Upper level 3  
Minor 3000/4000 Upper level 3            
Total Hours   15     Total Hours   12  
                 
Total Jr/Sr Hours 45     Total Degree Hours 124  
                 
Graduation Requirements:
Completion of HIST 2763 or HIST 2773 or POSC 2103 
English Proficiency (Grade of C or better in ENG 1003 and ENG 1013)
2.00 GPA in Major
2.00 GPA at ASU
2.00 GPA Overall
Maximum of 31 credit hours via correspondence, extension, examination, PLA, Military or similar means; CLEP (30 hrs max) 
45 JR/SR Hours after completing 30 hours
124 Total Credit Hours
18 of last 24 hours must be ASU-Jonesboro courses
Minimum of 57 hours from 4-year institutions
32 Resident Hours if completing second degree and first degree was not from ASU-J

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