Department of Communication

The Department of Communication offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Communication.

The mission of the Communication program is to support Cameron University’s mission of offering educational opportunities for a diverse student body. The program strives to develop students’ intellectual capacities, prepares students for entry into graduate school and communication-related professions, and plays a role in general education.

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication attempts to balance theory and performance-based skills in four areas of concentration: speech communication, radio/television, journalism, and public relations/organizational communication.  As the four areas demonstrate, the disciplinary perspective of the Communication program tends to be centered in all areas of oral and mass communication.  Major activities of the department include: AggieCentral.com (convergence journalism campus news website), Broadcast contests, CUTV, High School Speech Demonstration Day, KCCU, Public Relations contests, Speech and Debate Team, Summer Speech-Debate Camp for high school students, and The Cameron Collegian (weekly campus newspaper). Five student organizations in the department are: Broadcast Club, Lambda Pi Eta, Pi Kappa Delta, Public Relations Student Society, and Society for Professional Journalism.  (See Communication Department's web pages http://www.cameron.edu/communication.)


BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
MAJOR IN COMMUNICATION (140)

REQUIREMENTSHOURS
I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 44

II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

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III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

All Communication majors are required to keep a portfolio of their work. (See advisor for details.) 

A. Required Core Courses (13 hours)

RTV 1013, JOUR 2113, COMM 3393, COMM 4673 or PBRL 3113, COMM 4901

B. Concentration (30 hours)

Majors must choose one or more of the following concentrations: Speech Communication, Radio/Television, Journalism, and/or Public Relations and Organizational Communication. 

Speech Communication

Required Courses (18 hours) - COMM 1133, COMM 2313, COMM 3313, COMM 3633, COMM 4313, COMM 4623.

Electives (12 hours) - The following courses are recommended but may be chosen from any of the other 3 areas of Radio/Television; Journalism; and/or Public Relations and Organizational Communication: COMM 2143, COMM 2593, COMM 3113, COMM 3121-4, COMM 3353, COMM 3643, COMM 3833, COMM 3991-3, COMM 4723, COMM 4991-3.

Public Relations and Organizational Communication

Required Courses (18 hours) - COMM 3313, COMM 4673 and PBRL 3113, COMM 3633, JOUR 3013, JOUR 3043, JOUR 3343 

Electives (12 hours) - The following courses are recommended but may be chosen from any of the other 3 areas of Speech Communication; Radio/Television; and/or Journalism: COMM 2313, COMM 3353, COMM 3833, COMM 4723, JOUR 3133, JOUR 4213, PBRL 3213, PBRL 3941-3, PBRL 4413, PBRL 4823, PBRL 4931-3, PBRL 4973, RTV 2313.

Public Relations and Organizational Communication may select three hours of electives from the following: MGMT 3013, MKTG 3413, MKTG 4433.

Radio/Television

Required Courses (18 hours) - RTV 2213, RTV 2313, RTV 3123, RTV 3323, RTV 3513, RTV 3911-2 (3 hours required)

Electives (12 hours) - The following courses are recommended but may be chosen from any of the other 3 areas of Speech Communication; Journalism; and/or Public Relations and Organizational Communication: RTV 2113, RTV 3223, RTV 3353, RTV 3413, RTV 3931-3, RTV 4133, RTV 4333, RTV 4343, RTV 4923, RTV 4941-3, JOUR 4813.

Radio/Television students may select three hours of their electives from the following: THTR 1203, THTR 3303, THTR 3703.

Journalism

Required Courses (18 hours) - JOUR 3013, JOUR 3043, JOUR 3133, JOUR 3343, JOUR 4133, JOUR 4813

Electives (12 hours) - The following courses are recommended but may be chosen from any of the other 3 areas of Speech Communication; Radio/Television; and Public Relations and Organizational Communication: ART 1113, ART 1213, JOUR 3233, JOUR 3991-3, JOUR 4213, JOUR 4803, JOUR 4963, JOUR 4981-3, MM 1133, RTV 3413 

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IV. MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Students may choose another area of concentration for a minor or may choose a minor in another discipline.

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IV. ELECTIVES TO COMPLETE 124 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION.