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Major in Communication Studies for Traditional Students

This major provides you with both a theoretical and applied foundation in communication.  You will explore communication scholarship in multiple subdisciplines including interpersonal, organizational, and rhetorical and public culture; as well as small group, media, health, and family.  In addition, you will enhance your knowledge (and openness to) the diversity of the surrounding world, including the intersections of communication with social justice and forms of oppression related to social identity to be men and women for and with others.  This major allows you to have the flexibility to customize your program by choosing elective courses from a variety of areas relevant to your career interests.  Civic Engagement through Public Communication (COM 152) is a prerequisite. To see the catalog's listing of this major, click here.

 B. A., Major in Communication Studies for Traditional Students

 36 Credit Hours Total for the Major:
 (Prerequisite)        
 Civic Engagement through Public Communication (152)

24 Hours - (All of the following):

  • COM 203: Communication Research Methods
  • COM 204: Communication Practices
  • COM 359: Rhetoric and Public Culture 
  • COM 360: Organizational Communication
  • COM 361: Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 490: Communication and Community
  • COM 496: Communication Internship and Professional Development
  • COM 497: Senior Research in Comm Studies

Twelve (12) Elective hours of Upper-Division COM courses: *

* Electives complement our three focus areas of
(a)  Rhetoric and Public Culture;
(b)  Organizational Communication;
(c)  Interpersonal Communication 

Communication Studies Minor

The minor in Communication Studies provides students an opportunity to develop communication competencies, at both theoretical and applied levels. Communication is examined through a variety of contexts, including rhetoric and public culture, organizational communication, interpersonal communication,  small groups, and health communication.  The minor is designed to allow students to explore Communication Studies by providing structure and flexibility to give them a way to supplement their major/career goals. To see the catalog's listing of this minor, click here.

The TRACK consists of 18 credit hours, to include the following courses: 

9 Hours - (All of the following):

  • COM 359: Rhetoric and Public Culture 
  • COM 360: Organizational Communication
  • COM 361: Interpersonal Communication

Nine (9) additional credit hours in COM courses numbered 200 and above.
Only six credits of forensics courses (COM 201, 301, 401, 501) may count toward this minor. 

B. A., Major in Communication Studies Organizational Communication Track for AcceleratedCREIGHTON Students

This major is available for University College* students and focuses on the relationship between communication and human behavior in organizations (business, government, non-profit). You will study theory and practice of how organizations are created, maintained, and changed through communication. You will learn to communicate your ideas effectively through generating organizational literature and delivering professional presentations.  In this major, you will examine the role and relevance of communication in your personal and professional life while broadening your knowledge of (and openness to) the intersections of communication with social justice and forms of oppression related to social identity. Civic Engagement through Public Communication (COM 152) is a prerequisite. To see a list of courses, click here.

*University College at Creighton University (UC) is a full-service office for adult students, 23 years of age and older, who wish to pursue undergraduate studies at Creighton. UC offers full or part-time schedules, day and evening courses, accelerated and full semester classes.  For complete details about UC and the accelerated program, click here.

The TRACK consists of 36 Credit Hours Total for the Major:
 (Prerequisite)
        
 Civic Engagement through Public Communication (152)

24 Hours - (All of the following):

  • COM 203: Communication Research Methods
  • COM 204: Communication Practices
  • COM 359: Rhetoric and Public Culture 
  • COM 360: Organizational Communication
  • COM 361: Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 460: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives on Organizational Comm
  • COM 463: Communication Consulting
  • COM 490: Communication and Community

Twelve (12) Elective hours of Upper-Division COM courses: *

 * Electives complement our three focus areas of
(a)  Rhetoric and Public Culture;
(b)  Organizational Communication;
(c)  Interpersonal Communication