Dec 07, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Communication, (BA)


Program Mission

To develop civic-minded students through an active and experiential education who create & critique culture, and who advocate for courses of action to address local, national and/or global issues.

Curriculum

Communication is a highly flexible degree program. Oral and written communication skills are among the top skills employers list when asked what they want in new employees, regardless of industry. Students in the communication program at Tusculum have presence and build their communities. They are prepared for job opportunities in a variety of fields, or for continued graduate study. Students can choose to take a standard program where they select electives within the field, or they can choose to a concentration specific to their interests.

Degree Requirements: 120 Credits


General Education*  38
Major Core 27
Concentration Electives 36
General Electives 19
Total Credits 120

SPCH 101  will satisfy both General Education and Major Core requirements.

General Education Curriculum


University Success Skills


(1 credit)

Communication


Take ENGL 110 (3 credits), ENGL 111 (3 credits), and one course in COMM or SPCH (3 credits) for a total of 9 credits.

Mathematics


Take one MATH course for 3 or 4 credits.

Arts and Humanities


Take one literature course (3 credits) and one additional course from either category (3 credits) for a total of 6 credits.

Natural Science


Take one science course (3 credits) along with that course’s lab (1 credit) for a total of 4 credits. 

Behavioral Wellness and Social Science


Behavioral, Wellness, and Social Science:  Choose 2 courses for a total of 6 credits.  No more than one course may be from the Wellness category.  Students in this major must take PSYC 101.

Religion


Choose one course for 3 credits - Must be a different religion course if used above to satisfy a requirement in the Arts and Humanities general education core.

Civic Studies


Choose one course for 3 credits.  Must be a different political science course if used above to satisfy a requirement in the Social Science general education core.​

Communication Electives


Choose 18 credits from the following (*denotes courses to only be taken in addition to COMM core requirement):

Allied Fields Electives


Choose 18 credits from the following (*denotes courses to only be taken in addition to COMM core requirement):

General Electives - 19 credits