Department of Communication

The Department of Communication offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Communication and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Journalism and Media Production.

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

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication attempts to balance theory and performance-based skills in two areas of concentration.  As the two 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 (22 hours)

COMM 2593, PBRL 3113, COMM 3313, COMM 3393, COMM 3633, COMM 4313, COMM 4673, COMM 4901

B. Concentration (21 hours)

Majors must choose one or more of the following concentrations: Communication Studies or Public Relations

Communication Studies 

(12 hours must be taken in COMM; remaining 9 hours may come from COMM, PBRL, and JRMP.)

COMM 1133, COMM 2143, COMM 2313, COMM 3113, COMM 3121-4, COMM 3353, COMM 3413, COMM 3643, COMM 3833, COMM 3991-3*, COMM 4513, COMM 4623, COMM 4723, COMM 4991-3

*Only 3 hours of COMM 3991-3 may be applied to degree.

Public Relations 

(12 hours must be taken in PBRL; remaining 9 hours may come from PBRL, COMM, and JRMP.)

PBRL 3213, PBRL 3323, PBRL 3941-3*, PBRL 4413, PBRL 4823, PBRL 4931-3, PBRL 4973

*Only 3 hours of PBRL 3941-3 may be applied to degree.

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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.


BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
MAJOR IN JOURNALISM AND MEDIA PRODUCTION (141)

REQUIREMENTSHOURS
I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 44

II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

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III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

A. Required Core Courses (21 hours)

JRMP 1113, JRMP 1213, JRMP 1313, JRMP 2513, JRMP 3613, JRMP 3911-2 (5 hours), COMM 4901

B. JRMP Elective Courses (21 hours)

JRMP 1123, JRMP 2243, JRMP 2323, JRMP 2333, JRMP 2623, JRMP 3223, JRMP 3363, JRMP 3423, JRMP 3523, JRMP 3533, JRMP 3633, JRMP 3721-3, JRMP 4233, JRMP 4353, JRMP 4413, JRMP 4433, JRMP 4643, JRMP 4653, JRMP 4721-3, JRMP 4823, COMM 2593, COMM 3713, PBRL 3113

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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.