The General Program in Communication offers students liberal arts coursework as a supporting program for careers in communication, including but not limited to communication training and development, broadcasting, and public relations.
Prerequisites. Students wishing to elect Communication as their major must first demonstrate a rudimentary understanding of and proficiency in the discipline. Students must successfully complete one of the following courses before acceptance in the program: COM 200 , COM 204 / THE 204 , COM 210 .
Requirements. Forty credit hours in COM courses and a 12-hour cognate, minor or second major. At least 25 hours of coursework toward the major must be taken at UM-Flint.
- Core Courses. COM 200 , COM 210 , COM 300 , COM 301 , COM 428 (16 credits).
- Emphasis Area (15 credits).
Completion of one of the following groups:
Relational Communication. COM 281 , COM 284 , COM 363 , COM 381 , COM 382 .
Organizational Communication. COM 261 , COM 361 , COM 362 , COM 371 , COM 382 .
Media Studies. COM 241 , COM 331 , COM 332 , COM 343 , COM 344 .
- Electives (9 credits).
Additional credits selected from COM courses not in the student’s emphasis area.
- Cognate. To increase the student’s ability to understand and apply Communication and to see its interdisciplinary nature, a block of courses outside the Communication program, fulfilled in any of the following ways:
- Four courses (12 credits), chosen with the approval of the student’s advisor, in one or more disciplines.
- A minor.
- A second major.
- All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Arts degree, including General Education Requirements and a foreign language requirement.