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Communication Studies Major

Communication Studies Major


Complete all Institutional Graduation Requirements (Including University Writing Requirement, Diversity Requirement, General Education Requirement, etc.) as provided at http://www.eou.edu/registrar.

Program Requirements: Communication Studies is a minimum 66 credit hour degree. A grade of “C-” or better is required for each course counting towards the major, but a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.00 is required for completion of the major.


Complete the following 52 credits:

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
COM 111Interpersonal Communication [GTW]3
COM 112Public Speaking [GTW]3
COM 215Conflict Management [AEH, UWR]3
COM 225Foundations of Digital Media [APC]4
COM 250Communication in Society3
COM 260Foundation of Mass Media4
COM 295Communication Theory [SSC]3
COM 325Intercultural Communication [AEH, DPD]3
COM 330Are You Listening [AEH]3
COM 340Interviewing Strategies [AEH]3
COM 345Advertising Principles & Practice4
COM 350Public Relations Principle & Practice [UWR]4
COM 360Media Theory [UWR]4
COM 485Communication Law4
COM 495Communication Ethics4

 Communication majors must complete the following capstone courses: 5 credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
COM 498Research & Seminar2
COM 499Capstone3

ELECTIVES: 9 credits

Complete 9 credit hours from the following:

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
BA 312Principles of Marketing4
BA 451Human Resources4BA 321
COM 152Introduction to Web Design [APC]4
COM 162Communication Design [APC]4
COM 211Small Group Communication3
COM 252Introduction to New Media [APC]4
COM 264Video [APC]4
COM 315Media, Power, and Difference [AEH, DPD]4
COM 319Leadership Communication3
COM 320Speaking in the Modern Organization [AEH]3
COM 355Organizational Communication [SSC]4
COM 365Participatory Culture and Identity [AEH, DPD]4
COM 452Advanced New Media4COM 125 or COM 252


Total credits required for major: 66


Previous EPCC Checksheet (March 2019 update) this checksheet is for summer 2019-spring 2020