Overview of Curriculum
COMMUNICATION  (MSU);   COMMUNICATION STUDIES  (USM);   COMMUNICATIONS  (MUW, MVSU) BA
Degrees offered by: MSU, MUW, MVSU, USM
CIP: 09.0101, 09.0902
Common Courses Accepted By All Institutions Offering This Major:
  Course Prerequisite Credits
  English Composition I & II ENG 1113, ENG 1123 6  
  College Algebra or higher MAT 1313 or higher, except for MAT 1723, MAT 1733, and MAT 1743 3  
  Public Speaking I SPT 1113 3  
  Laboratory Sciences* Select two from Laboratory Sciences list 8  
Common Courses Total    20  
Additional Courses Accepted By: MSU
  Fine Arts ART 1113, DAN 1113, MUS 1113, SPT 2233 3  
  Literature ENG 2223, ENG 2233, ENG 2323, ENG 2333, ENG 2423, ENG 2433 3  
  World Regional Geography GEO 1113 3  
  History HIS 1113, HIS 1123, HIS 1163, HIS 1173, HIS 2213, HIS 2223 3  
  Trigonometry or Statistics MAT 1323, MAT 2323 3  
  Introduction to Philosophy I PHI 2113 3  
  Social Sciences PSY 1513, SOC 2113 6  
  Foreign Language Select one language 9  
  Elective(s) Social Sciences or Humanities courses are preferred 9  
MSU Additional Courses Total    42  
MSU Total    62  
Additional Courses Accepted By: MUW
  Fine Arts ART 1113, DAN 1113, MUS 1113, SPT 2233 3  
  Writing for the Electronic Media COM 2463 3  
  Introduction to Mass Communications COM 2483 3  
  Literature ENG 2223, ENG 2233, ENG 2323, ENG 2333, ENG 2423, ENG 2433 3  
  History HIS 1113, HIS 1123, HIS 1163, HIS 1173, HIS 2213, HIS 2223 3  
  Introduction to Philosophy I PHI 2113 3  
  Social Sciences PSY 1513, SOC 2113 3  
  Foreign Language** Select one language - 6 hours must be at 2000 level 12  
  Fine Arts / History / Literature Select an additional course from Fine Arts / History / Literature 3  
  Elective(s) A minor is required at MUW. Please check with MUW for those. 12  
MUW Additional Courses Total    48  
MUW Total    68  
Additional Courses Accepted By: MVSU
  Fine Arts ART 1113, DAN 1113, MUS 1113, SPT 2233 3  
  Literature ENG 2223, ENG 2233, ENG 2323, ENG 2333, ENG 2423, ENG 2433, ENG 2523, ENG 2533 3  
  World Regional Geography GEO 1113 3  
  History HIS 1113, HIS 1123; HIS 1163, HIS 1173; or HIS 2213, HIS 2223 6  
  Introduction to Philosophy I PHI 2113 3  
  Social Sciences PSY 1513, SOC 2113 3  
  Foreign Language** Select one language 9  
  Elective(s)   9  
MVSU Additional Courses Total    39  
MVSU Total    59  
Additional Courses Accepted By: USM
  Fine Arts*** ART 1113, DAN 1113, MUS 1113, SPT 2233, others possible 3  
  Literature*** ENG 2413, ENG 2423, ENG 2433, others possible 3  
  American History HIS 2213, HIS 2223 3  
  Humanities*** HIS 1163, HIS 1173, PHI 2613, PHI 2113, PHI 2143, others possible 6  
  Additional Humanities A second History course not selected in Humanities requirement or PHI 2613, PHI 2113, or PHI 2143. (Two HIS courses and one PHI course must be completed.) 3  
  Social and Behavioral Sciences*** Select two courses: SOC/ANR 2213, HPR 1213, GEO 1113, PSC 1113, PSY 1513, SOC 2113, others possible 6  
  Additional Social and Behavioral Sciences SOC 2113, SOC/ANR 2213, GEO 1113 3  
  Foreign Language**** Select one language 12  
  Elective(s)   3  
USM Additional Courses Total    42  
USM Total    62  
Notes: 
UNIVERSITY-SPECIFIC FOOTNOTES

MSU:
*MSU requires one life science (BIO) and one physical science (CHE, PHY, GLY).

At MSU, acceptance of community college work is limited to one-half of the total degree hour requirements for graduation in a given curriculum. Total degree hours: 124 Total hours that will transfer for this degree program: 62

MUW:
**MUW requires twelve (12) hours of foreign language; 6 hours must be at 2000 level.

MUW accepts up to ninety (90) hours of transfer coursework toward the total degree hour requirements for graduation in a given curriculum. All upper-level coursework (300- and 400-level) must be completed at MUW or another four-year institution. Total degree hours: 124 Total hours that will transfer for this degree program: 68 (or more)

MVSU:
**MVSU requires twelve (12) hours of foreign language; 6 hours must be at 2000 level.

At MVSU, acceptance of community college work may be limited to one-half of the total degree hour requirements for graduation in a given curriculum. Total degree hours: 120 Total hours that will transfer for this degree program: 59

USM:
***USM General Education Curriculum Note: Additional courses may satisfy specific university general education curriculum requirements. See the USM General Education Curriculum (GEC) Course Transfer Policy for details. Specific program requirements are found in the USM Undergraduate Bulletin Degree Plans: http://catalog.usm.edu/

****Foreign Language requirement for USM: Twelve (12) hours in a single foreign language; fewer hours may suffice, but course level 202 must be complete.

At USM, acceptance of community college work is limited to one-half of the total degree hour requirements for graduation in a given curriculum. Total degree hours: 124 Total hours that will transfer for this degree program: 62